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Programme and Project Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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  • Objectives
    Suitable for senior managers and professionals in both the public and private defence sectors who are developing their roles as programme and project managers. As well as practising programme or project managers, potential applicants may currently be in strategic or senior operational roles in procurement, research and development, design and manufacturing, commerce, finance or information systems. Takes you on to further senior career opportunities in programme and project management which are increasingly becoming an integral part of organisational or business strategy implementation. You will be taught by Cranfield University academic staff at the Defence Academy - College of Management and Technology responsible for leading research in programme and project management, and Government departments, particularly the MOD.
  • Entry requirements
    Normally a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent in a quantitative discipline. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable. Students whose first language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Course description
    Although programme management has its roots in project management, the two disciplines are markedly different and good project managers do not necessarily make good programme managers.

    This course will develop both programme and project management competence in an environment which brings together both Ministry of Defence and public sector supplier personnel in a unique 'customer and supplier' environment.

    Specifically, students gain the capabilities needed for the implementation of strategic change through project management or programme leadership in a defence industry or public sector context.

    We provide students with an online learning portal, through which they can access a wide range of facilities.

    This portal will provide access to course material and other services including: access to the library with its series of online databases; course administration, news and timetables; document templates to help students set out work they have to submit and a communication and information facility.

    Year One - Core Modules

        * Foundations of Programme and Project Management
        * Business Case and Financial Management
        * Planning and Control
        * Risk and Opportunities Management

    Year Two - Core Modules and Group Challenge

        * The Organisation and the Individual
        * Strategic Management and Supply Chain Management
        * Leading Transformational Change and Organisational Learning
        * Developing Personal Performance and Group Action Project

    Year Three - Core Modules and Individual Project

        * Research Methods
        * Self-development Sessions
        * Individual Research Project or Company-based Thesis


    3 years part-time (modular)


    Module assessment is based on written assignments and two hour examinations. The group projects will be evaluated through presentations and a written report.

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