This programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully manage projects in a variety of industries and contexts. You will learn about all aspects of how to effectively plan, implement, control and monitor, and handover projects of various sizes and complexities in a highly competitive global marketplace. You will gain vital skills in the management of stakeholders’ expectations, risk management and quality assurance on projects. The programme will teach you from both a practical and theoretical standpoint how project management can be used as a tool to help grow business and achieve strategic objectives in an organisational setting. The programme caters to the needs of experienced professionals as well as those who are at the beginning of their career in a project management-related role through the acquisition of necessary skills and knowledge in a technology-embedded learning environment. It will serve as a pathway for you to achieve highly sought-after certifications in project management. This is a practiced-based degree with the objective of preparing you for the strong project management job market in China and beyond, though it can also serve as a base for further academic study.
Online Application for this programme opens in August 2015.
The programme will be delivered over 18 months (or 36 months part-time) combining a number of different delivery and assessment modes, such as lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory classes. Module teaching will be supplemented with industry visits and guest speakers. The modules of the programme are: • Project Planning, Implementation and Control • Project Risk Management • Project Finance Management • Project Stakeholder Management • Project Management in Cross Cultural Environments • Project Quality Management • Leadership and Governance in Projects • Portfolio, Programme and Project (P3M) Management • Dissertation
What are my career prospects?
China is at the forefront of countries demanding highly developed project management skills which contribute towards economic development and GDP growth. This means a high demand for professionals with training in project management. Suzhou, Shanghai and Wuxi are important hubs of business and economic activities and we expect to see strong demand for people with project management skills across various industries in these hubs, and more widely across Asia and beyond.
Typical industries graduates may work in include e-commerce, oil and gas, software, IT, construction, airlines, retail, and manufacturing to name a few.