Management of Projects: Commercial Project Management MSc

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  • Objectives
    This programme aims to develop a critical understanding of the factors that influence commercial management, in particular the principles and practice of competitive bidding and bid evaluation.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: Full entry requirements Academic entry qualification overview: For 2008/9, the academic entry requirements for this Masters programme will be at least a Second Class UK honours degree; preferably an Upper Second, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as built environment, engineering, technical or management disciplines. English language: Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test < 5.5), TOEFL 570 with 5.0 in the TWE (Test of Written English) or CBTOEFL 230 with 5.0 in the TWE. Other English Language qualifications/tests can be considered including those offered by the University's Language Teaching Centre. International entry requirements: We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.
  • Academic title
    Management of Projects: Commercial Project Management MSc
  • Course description
    Module details

    The programme commences in mid-September and for the first two semesters students follow a programme of lectures, tutorials and assignments.  This programme involves examinations in January and in May/June. The remaining months are spent on a research project and the submission of a dissertation, which must be submitted by the beginning of the following September.

    The programme is based on a template of 5 core units and 3 optional or directed units.  Following the successful completion of 8 units (120 credits) students will undertake a dissertation. The dissertation, if at all possible, should relate to a real project situation.  However, when this is not possible dissertation topics related to the programme content can be agreed.

    The core course units are common to each route and typically include:-

    -Commercial Management
    -Management of Projects
    -People and Organisation
    -Project Planning and Control
    -Project Management Research Methods

    Optional and directed course units typically include:

    -Business Projects Involving IS/IT
    -Commercial Contract Management
    -Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
    -Project Finance
    -Risk Management

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