Managing Innovation and Projects
(MSc) Managing Innovation and Projects
Entry for 2011
This course is set at Level 7 (Masters) in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
The programme will explore three key areas:
Organisational capabilities: how organisational forms and capabilties in project management, systems integration and software engineering are essential in the design and implementation of projects
Models of innovation: how industrial structures, product life cycles and innovation management in projects differ from the 'conventional' model of project management
Firm strategy: how firms are changing their strategic positions, building new service capabilities and creating customer-centric organisations to provide bundles of products and services as integrated solutions to their customers' needs
Course Learning Outcomes
At the end of the programme, the successful student will be able to:-
Knowledge and understanding
Demonstrate a systematic and conceptual understanding of traditional and advanced approaches to project management
Make a critical evaluation of traditional and advanced approaches to project management as well as current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of the field
Demonstrate self-direction and originality in applying project management under conditions of complexity and uncertainty
Demonstrate the ability to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and where appropriate to propose new hypotheses
Identify and understand recent trends and methods for managing software-intensive and creative projects
Select and apply appropriate tools for managing simple, complex, uncertain and software intensive projects
Demonstrate originality, self-direction and autonomy in planning and implementing projects in the private and public sectors. These include team/group working, resource and risk management, IT skills, the ability to interpret and manipulate numerical data, presentation skills, writing skills
For information on the composition of this course please see either the on-line Undergraduate prospectus for undergraduate related courses or the on-line Postgraduate prospectus for postgraduate related courses.
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