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Project Management (Postgraduate)

Overview

  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Sorin Piperca
  • Assessment: a 20-minute group presentation (40%) and 3000-word assignment (60%)

Module description

Project management is a very popular topic in the current business world. More and more organisational activities in both private and public sectors are organised as projects, from initiatives to implement changes, improve operational processes, conduct business expansions, organise events, and so on. In consequence, project management knowledge and skills are highly valued on the job market. 

This module aims to develop a project-thinking approach to plan and manage business and non-business-related activities. It will advance your understanding of the tools and processes involved in planning and managing projects. It will also help you develop necessary skills and knowledge to become an effective project manager.

The module will focus on a variety of project types, execution strategies and contexts. Real-life examples of projects will be used to illustrate the theoretical concepts analysed in class, and experienced project managers will be invited as guest lecturers to discuss how projects are actually developed in practice and what specific issues they face.

Indicative module syllabus

  • Introduction to project management
  • Tools and techniques for project development
  • Project roles
  • Risks, unexpected events and change management
  • Project management methodologies

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of project management within organisations to deliver successful change
  • apply and judge the effectiveness of project management tools and techniques to plan a variety of real projects
  • evaluate the impact of different project actors on delivering successful projects
  • identify and reflect on your motivation, strengths and weaknesses as a member of a project team.