Business & Management MA(SocSci)/BSc/LLB/MA

Project Management MGT3003

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of project management.


Lectures: Fridays 10.00-12.00 noon (2hrs x 10 weeks)

Please refer to MyCampus for timetable

Excluded Courses

MGT4017 (Honours Project Management)


Business Competition MGT3023

Marketing Campaign Development Research and Tactics MGT3024


individual assignments x 2 50% of total course mark for each assignment


Intended Learning Outcomes



Word Length/ Duration


Individual Case Study Assignment



Course Aims

The aims are to introduce the theory and practice of project management by:

• Providing a comprehensive overview of the role of projects within organisations.

• Providing a comprehensive review of the methods available for managing projects and their usefulness.

• Identifying the broader effects of project management for organisations on their people, operations, finances and markets.

• Offering the opportunity to develop skills which are useful in a project environment

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:


1. Recognise the characteristics of projects that make specialised management techniques necessary

2. Apply selected project management tools and techniques and explain their benefits and drawbacks

3. Critically evaluate why projects fail and consider what is required for achieving project success

4.Demonstrate practical project management skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.