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Programme and Project Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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  • 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
    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.
    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.

        "The MSc has challenged my thinking in all aspects of programme and project management whilst giving me practical learning which I have been able to employ in my current role on a daily basis.

        The learning environment generated by both the Cranfield teaching staff and the students has been excellent, making studying for a degree both stimulating and enjoyable. I would recommend this degree to anyone who is looking to make programme and/or project management their career of choice."

        Neil Hare - Programme Delivery Manager, Commercial Enabling Team, MOD PPM student 2007-2010


    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

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