Project management foundations
An introduction to the project management bodies of knowledge and an explanation of the key technical principles and themes that inform them.
Project Management in Practice
The sociotechnical dimensions of project management (e.g. leadership, teamwork, problem solving, negotiation, politics, quality, change etc.) are critically evaluated using recent publications as a starting point.
Management of Risk and Scheduling
The importance of managing risk within a project and a programme environment are evaluated and the main techniques of estimating and scheduling are critically analysed.
Project Finance and Procurement
The finance skills required by a project or programme manager are exposed and explored and the challenges of procurement in a project environment analysed.
Project Management Project
A project dissertation on an approved topic, relevant to the focus of the course. Students are encouraged to use and further evaluate the project management tools, techniques and methods acquired through the taught part of the course. The final project is an important part of the MSc, worth the equivalent of three taught modules. A supervisor is assigned to guide the student into producing a substantive report either about a real deliverable or a dissertation on a current project management research topic, based on the collection of primary data.
Programme and Strategic Management
The importance of programme management and its fit with corporate strategy is introduced and the challenges of managing programmes and portfolios explored.
Managing International Projects
Project Management of IT