Full-time - 15 months; Block delivery mode - Friday and Saturday - once a month
Business Project Management is an area that is becoming crucial to an organisation´s success and this course will give you the skill that employers are crying out for in this highly competitive field. Everything you will study on this course is underpinned by the core competencies at the heart of the Association of Project Managers (APM), so you can be sure that what you learn is contemporary, relevant, and directly applicable in the workplace. Indeed, the modules have been designed to give you the thorough grounding needed to help you work towards further professional qualifications after graduating.
A project manager plays a key role in helping businesses introduce change through the development of a new product, process or service. In order to succeed, you´ll need to be highly adaptable and able to work in areas as diverse as IT, health services and education, local and national government, media and sport and leisure.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
Our aim is to help you develop a range of technical skills that will be complemented by transferrable soft skills so that you develop as an independent learner and thinker who is comfortable tackling the two key ideas in modern Business Project Management: choosing the right project and doing the project right. This means you´ll be able to identify and select projects that are going to benefit an organisation, and then deliver them within the scope required, to the budget and on schedule. With that skillset, it isn´t hard to see why graduates from this course are in high demand.
In addition to addressing the APM´s core competencies, the course has five objectives which underpin it:
Enabling change through combining traditional techniques such as cash flow spreadsheets with innovative new ideas, like qualitative system dynamics
Applying soft and hard analysis approaches associated with Operational Research and Systems Movement
Identifying and generating metrics to control cost, schedule, quality, scope, risk and benefits
Applying PRINCE2 and MS Project
Developing a critical understanding of different research methods and methodologies for project management
As a result, the course consists of the following modules:
Business Case Development
Operational Research and Systems Approaches
Business Risk, Innovation and change
Quality Standards and management
This course is all about the practical application of theory. It comes to life through case studies and examples of a variety of businesses and organisations across the world, rather than existing only in the dusty pages of a textbook. This practical element, along with the understanding of key concepts and principles of identified approaches, enhances your professional competency and gives you the platform to work either in direct control of projects or in a research-based capacity looking at improving project processes, integrating projects with the business environment.
We´re committed to helping you develop your employability. That commitment means that we´ve worked hard to make the course relevant to the industry that awaits you, but in a competitive marketplace, we’re also able to help you go even further.
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