This conversion course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas.
As a project manager you will be responsible for the strategic management of projects, ensuring their completion within the constraints of time, cost and quality. This course will develop your critical awareness of project management approaches and change management in a global business environment, as well as within wider society. It is a conversion course that will enable you to change subject or career direction.
You’ll also develop your personal leadership skills in order to be a successful and responsible manager. In addition, the core units will encourage you to participate in contemporary management debates whilst gaining a wider understanding of management functions and how they are related.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Project Management in Practice: The aim of this unit is to develop a critical awareness of project management knowledge, context and boundaries together with an understanding of the role and responsibilities of different stakeholders.
Projects in Society: Projects can be seen as being at the heart of the global economy, communities and wider society. They introduce change, both positive and negative. We will explore the challenges, controversies, opportunities and debates around managing projects in a global context.
Research & Change Management Skills: You will explore the theories and practices associated with research methods and change management, as appropriate to a variety of business, social and technical environments to ensure success and sustainability of project change programmes in business and society.
Accounting & Financial Management: You will develop the techniques and skills that are required to analyse and evaluate accounting and other forms of financial data for the purposes of performance evaluation, decision making and risk analysis.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Design: You will develop an effective entrepreneurial, innovative, and design thinking mindset. The implementation of design management principles, innovative culture and governance will be explored in a variety of business contexts. The unit will explore the nature of entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, attributes, competences, and behaviours.
Leadership Essentials: The unit aims to provide a critical understanding of leadership theory and practice through developing your personal leadership skills. You will develop greater self-awareness through reflexivity and working with teams, combined with a theoretical understanding including emotional intelligence, resilience and well-being.
Consultancy Project: The aim of this unit is to develop a critical awareness of project management knowledge, context and boundaries together with an understanding of the role and responsibilities of different stakeholders.
Research Project: An opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you.
Upon completing this course you will be able to make a significant contribution within any project environment, at an individual level and as a member of a team. This would typically be in the initiation, planning and control, quality, risk and other related project management areas.
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