Reasons to study Project Management at DMU:
This course is designed to meet the increasing demand for effective project management across all industries, including the private and public sector. It will equip students with the necessary skills and abilities to enable them to undertake complex business planning relevant to the modern global business environment
- Learn about the key principles behind different Project Management methodologies
- Develop key skills crucial for career progression
The course is suitable for applicants wishing to move into a new career in project management and for those professionals already working in the profession who are now looking for formal accreditation of their knowledge and skills
- Gain practical experience
Apply to undertake a significant three-month Business Research Project with an organisation within the UK as an integral part of your studies
Structure and assessment
You will engage with the current theory and practice of project management and develop an advanced level of skills relevant to the international work environment. You will develop skills relating to teamwork and gain an awareness of the complexities involved in managing projects on time and to budget.
The programme is particularly relevant to those who wish to further their career in both the business and public sectors including undertaking work in multi-national companies and international organisations.
Core modules may include:
First semester, the study of four core modules (60 credits) as detailed below.
Project Management – considers the scope and definition of a project, its significance as an instrument of change and the roles and responsibilities of people within it. Organisational issues are explored and the application of a range of project management tools is critically evaluated for the execution, management and control of project management throughout all its phases.
Accounting for Managers – provides an overview of accounting and finance issues. You will look at company accounts from both the shareholder and the company perspectives
Research Methods – explores research in management and business as a strategic activity that occurs within the context of limited resources and within a framework of ethical, legal and social constraints. Attention is focused on data collection techniques appropriate for research in management and business, along with techniques for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
Risk Management – it is now recognised that the business agenda has moved away from risk avoidance towards the recognition that risk, if correctly managed, can lead to competitive business advantage. You will learn how to identify and manage risks within an organisation in a variety of contexts.
Project Management Case Study Analysis offers students an opportunity to analyse the planning phase of a real case-based project situation (15 credits).
Project Management Skills is a reflective module about being a project manager (15 credits).
NB these modules are currently under review.
Plus two elective modules (30 credits) from the following list:
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Contemporary Business Model Generation
- Business Creation and Innovation
- Managing Organisational Change
During the final semester you will complete a:
Dissertation: provides an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of an international business and entrepreneurship topic of your choice. The topics of the dissertation are chosen in line with your interests and preferences, but mainly look at application of management theory to small firms.
Business Research Project (BRP): is an individual enterprise consultancy project that serves as a commercially and employability relevant experience. The BRP is a live project where you gain a guaranteed business consultancy experience and are able to use your learned skills to make a genuine impact and benefit for a company.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current. Modules will be taken at different times if you start in Semester 2.
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
Career opportunities within project management are varied.
This fast-growing management discipline provides opportunities in the private and public sectors including industries such as cultural events, construction, finance, pharmaceuticals, transport and large scale government projects.