Project Management via Study Centres MSc

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Botswana Accountancy College - Gaborone

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Base yourself at one of our quality-assured partners around the world. Join one of the fastest growing professions worldwide. Whatever your degree topic you can join this course and so take your first step to becoming a project management professional and joining one of the world’s fastest growing professions. There is a need for project management professionals on every continent and in virtually any field of work.

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Overview

This course is designed to teach people from any discipline or degree background, unlike other project management courses, whether you are from a business, arts or technical background this course is for you. 

The course has been designed in line with the requirements of both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association for Project Management (APM).

It covers a comprehensive range of project management topics, utilising lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. The modules ensure you develop a well-rounded set of project and general management skills, including Project Management Basics, Project Delivery Methods including agile, International Project Management, Managing People and Project Leadership, Understanding Organisations, Project Funding and Tendering, Project Risk Management and Quality Management.

Please contact your Study Centre for the duration and mode of this course.

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Why us?

  • Project management is one of the fastest growing professions worldwide
  • Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.
  • Designed in line with the requirements of both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association for Project Management (APM)

Course structure

You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, project work and group work. On all courses you are encouraged to develop as an independent learner. Assessment methods include individual written reports and research papers, practical assignments and the Masters project.

Modules on this course include:

Project Management and Control (30 credits)

In this module, you will develop the building blocks of successful project management. Topics include project selection, feasibility, whole life costing and sustainability; the impact of risk, quality and people; effective monitoring and control to ensure successful delivery; and the use of project management software. You will undertake an extensive case study/business game to develop your skills in team working and decision making.

Project Delivery and International Project Management (30 credits)

Consider some of the issues facing project managers who must efficiently and effectively oversee the delivery of projects, to include consideration of a range of international contexts.

Commercial and Contractual Issues in Project Management (15 credits)

Learn about the importance of commercial and contractual issues in projects. Cover the role of Strategy and Strategic Management, Business Plans, Legal Issues, Commercial Relationships and Financial Management and Tendering.

Leaderships and Management of Project Risk, Quality and People (30 credits) 

Explore the role of leadership and people management in ensuring a successful outcome to a project. Investigate the issues and strategies in managing risk and quality and how these can be deployed to provide a successful project outcome.

Understanding Organisations and Systems (15 credits)

Explore how organisation and systems can be understood to help facilitate their design, change and management. Investigate various methods of organisational analysis and modelling, including both hard and soft-system modelling.

Project/Dissertation (60 credits)

Using your research and critical analysis skills, draw on the knowledge you have gained during the course of the programme to address a real engineering problem or research question at the forefront of the discipline.

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Facilities

This course is available at our partner centres in Botswana, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Our typical offer is


  • GPA 2.40 from a Canadian bachelor's degree
  • GPA 2.5 from a USA bachelor's degree



We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

Fees and finance

Please check the course fees with the relevant partner.

Botswana Accountancy College

INtel College Nairobi

International College of Business and Technology

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Employment

Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree (Department for Business Innovation and Skills). Project managers have skills that are relevant to most industries and is one of the fastest growing professions worldwide.

Career options

Project managers have skills that are relevant to most industries. The sectors where project managers are most commonly employed include construction, engineering, digital media, IT and telecoms.

Potential roles include:

  • Project manager
  • Engineering manager
  • Digital and print production manager
  • IT manager
  • Construction manager

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