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 and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.