Commercial Management in Construction is the strategic initiatives adopted by contracting organisations aimed at realising its corporate objectives. It is an application of logical and analytical approaches to create efficient mechanisms in the management of project processes to enhance the financial performance of construction projects from inception to completion. The programme aims to give construction and [or] surveying graduates the opportunity to specialise in the important and developing field of commercial management in construction.
- Lecturers on this programme have a wide range of industry experience, working in both pre and post contract roles as quantity surveyors, project managers, contract managers and commercial managers.
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- Description -
The role of the Commercial Manager in construction includes strategic bidding, financial and business management, procurement and contract management, risk management, dispute resolution, sustainable development and building information modelling applications among others. The role is highly varied depending on whether the Commercial Manager works for a small, medium or large contracting organisation.
It is designed to provide:
• Students with a systematic and comprehensive postgraduate specialist training in commercial management in construction
• Students with the skills and expertise to enable them to develop and apply appropriate techniques to function effectively as commercial managers or to enhance their career in that role.
- Teaching and learning assessment -
Teaching will be delivered using a variety of methods, both to enhance the flexibility of the programme and to suit your individual learning style. The methods used include traditional lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory work, group work and seminars. Your learning will be advanced by your involvement in further reading, research projects, case studies, oral and visual presentations and debates. It is normal practice now to support learning with a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which will be emphasised during induction, especially with regards to on-line management.
A variety of assessment methods will be used to match and underpin the knowledge, understanding and skills required in the MSc Programme. The method of assessment is influenced by various factors including, subject, and learning methods. As the programme is a vocational one at the postgraduate level, it is considered that the majority of the practical and transferable skills to be assessed will be better assessed using a variety of coursework patterns. Whilst using this form of assessment, the knowledge and intellectual skill set would also be equally assessed.
A postgraduate degree in Commercial Management in Construction will prepare you for the very important and developing career of Construction Manager or Commercial Director in the construction sector of the economy. Graduates of the programme will be able to enter into or progress in a rewarding career in the small, medium or large scale contracting organisations.
An MSc graduate of the course will also have the opportunity to undertake a PhD in this growing and dynamic field of study.
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