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International Project Management (Distance Learning) - MSc

Course Description

This distance learning course is designed to allow maximum flexibility to ensure delegates who are employed have the opportunity to decide how and when is most convenient and conducive to study.

What's covered in the course?

Our MSc Project Management course will help you gain the administrative, organisational and creative skills you’ll need to become one of tomorrow’s leading managers.

The course will encourage creative thinking, and the development of leadership and management skills through teamwork, discussion and peer review. You’ll develop new skills to an advanced level, becoming a highly-skilled manager capable of administering major projects within and across different organisations.

In addition to further academic research opportunities, career prospects are expected to keep pace with the rapid advances in management methods and intelligent based technologies, hence, there is expected to be continuing demand for competent, versatile postgraduates who can design and implement innovative solutions for industry.

Why choose us?

-This programme will offer a route towards membership from APM (Association of Project Management) and PMI (Project Management Institute).
-You will learn the skills you need to succeed within the industry, as well as valuable transferrable attributes.
-You will be based at the impressive City Centre campus, which boasts a wide range of industry-standard facilities, software and equipment.

Course in depth

This programme with an emphasis on active and participative education, will include practical work-based learning, problem based learning and group work to develop analysis, synthesis, decision making and the ability to cope with new and unfamiliar problems.

Throughout the programme, there will be opportunity to relate practical real-life problem based learning to industry and commerce, then to apply new technologies and techniques to solve present and future problems in an international arena. In addition, skills to interpret the effect on managing projects of constantly increasing legislative controls globally, with particular respect to safety, legislation and environmental issues.

You will learn through tutor-led webinars, online activities and a range of internet resources, including e-library learning sources. Emphasis is placed on student-centred guided, self-directed learning, with a progressively increasing independence of approach, thought and process.

We will develop your analytical and problem-solving skills through a range of specific, appropriate case studies and problem-based learning scenarios. Practical, online forum sessions are used throughout each module within the programme to develop practical skills and to place theory in an international, work-related context.

To ensure you develop and manage your individual research skills ability, a Research Methods module will be introduced as part of your learning activity with additional development sessions included in subsequent semesters, to reinforce the key skills of research, academic writing and time management required for study at Master’s level. These skills are further developed and placed into context in the final semester, during which you will undertake a major individual project.

Assessment will be carried out through a range of methods, including patchwork assessments, coursework, online assessment quizzes and tests, online presentations, industry-based assignments and group-based project work.

-Research Methods 20 credits
-Resource Management 20 credits
-Procurement and Contract Law 20 credits
-International Operations and Logistics 20 credits
-Principles of Project Management 20 credits
-International Business and Marketing 20 credits
-Master’s Project 60 credits

Employment opportunities

There are significant opportunities for you to participate in OpportUNIty student engagement initiatives, which operate through a partnership between the University and Students’ Union. The aim is to enable students to work as co-designers and collaborators with staff on projects that strengthen the development of the University learning community and enhance the student experience; offering support for Student Academic Partner (SAP) projects and for initiatives around Student Academic Mentoring (StAMP).

The aim of this course is to provide competent, innovative practitioners and managers with the ability to apply the principles of International Project Management. Graduates may have a variety of backgrounds ranging from construction or engineering to various service sector managers and specialists.

A key feature of this course is the incorporation of knowledge, skills and information concerning the growth of new markets in developing areas of the world offering potential for career progression and specialisation.

Examples of career outcomes are varied. Many graduates from our school have been successful in their career progression and promotion, examples include:
-Logistics Manager
-WEG Electric Motors (U.K.) Ltd
-Logistics Manager
-Ishida Europe
-Head of Sales & Product Development
-DHL Manufacturing Logistics Services
-Logistics Operations Manager
-Palletways UK
-Regional Manager (Middle East & Africa)
-APL Logistics
-Procurement Manager
-BAE Systems

Visit the International Project Management (Distance Learning) - MSc page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to have obtained an honours degree in a relevant management-related subject, with at least a 2:2 classification. Alternatively, provide evidence of a portfolio of relevant industrial experience to successfully enter the course.

Last Updated

26 January 2017

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