Managing Projects and Technologies for Business Students (N1503)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the concept of project management as a way of managing.

You explore the role of project management as a key resource in the process of managing at strategic level. The management of change is also examined and developed.

You look at: 

  • project management concepts
  • the roles and responsibilities of project managers
  • organisational structures within which project management operates
  • project implementation
  • project teams
  • project leadership
  • project communication
  • relationships with clients
  • end-users and funding bodies
  • client briefing
  • network analysis.

Qualitative and quantitative aspects and approaches will also be introduced and critically examined and developed.

 

Teaching

33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

70%: Coursework (Observation, Project)
30%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 114 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.