Business & Management 3: Project Management

Business & Management 3: Project Management

Year: 2018-2019
Course code: MGT3003
Course credits: 20
Taught: Semester 1
Course co-ordinator
: Paula Karlsson-Brown
Entry requirements: Grade D or above in Business & Management 2A and 2B
Available to visiting students: No
Contact for more information: Claire Cameron

Course description

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

Aims

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

  • Providing a comprehensive overview of the role of projects within organisations.
  • Providing a comprehensive review of the methods useful for managing projects and their usefulness.
  • Identifying the broader effects of project management for organisations on their people, operations, finances and markets.

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain why project management techniques are necessary
  2. Apply selected project management tools and explain their benefits and
    drawbacks
  3. Construct and use appropriate analyses and modelling approaches using spreadsheets or other software tools.
  4. Construct project budgets and assess relevant basic project finance concepts and techniques.
  5. Identify risks in project management, assess their significance and formulate policies for their management.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures:  1 x 2hr lecture x 10 weeks
Students are advised to bring to class a laptop or tablet that has Microsoft Office software installed. Excel will be used in class exercises. Where students are unable bring their own device, they will be asked to share with a peer.

Course texts

Maylor, Harvey. (2010) Project Management (with MS Project CD Rom).

FT/Pearson. 4th edition.

Assessment

Individual Case Study Assignment of 3,500 words (100%)