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    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

This course has been developed specifically to satisfy the demand for project management. It is a conversion course that enables graduates to change subject or career direction.

The Management with Project Management course is a combination of truly contemporary, specialist units. Our internationally rich culture provides a global perspective on management in practice across the globe. In addition, the core units will encourage you to participate in contemporary management debates whilst gaining a wider understanding of management functions and how they are inter-related.

We'll enable you to critically evaluate and apply the key concepts, tools and competencies of project management. You're learning environment will include workshops and lectures supported by new technology and online material. There will also be a mix of teamwork and individual study encouraging you to become independent learners through research and project work.

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Key information

Next start date:

January 2017, September 2017

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

12 months for September start, or 16 months for January start including a summer vacation

Relevant subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above, or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above. For more information see our full entry requirements

Course details

Core units

  • Managing People: The concepts and practice of management and leadership in the changing nature of international work and business. You'll take an evaluative approach to exploring these areas in a range of organisational scenarios. This will help you develop a range of conceptual and practical managerial tools.
  • Marketing & Strategy: Explore and analyse this premise: in order to be successful, organisations must have a good understanding of their customers’ requirements and achieve organisational objectives by satisfying their customers’ needs and wants. You'll look at marketing against the backdrop of corporate strategy development, and establish links between the two activities.
  • Leadership Essentials: Leadership theory and practice in a variety of business contexts. You'll recognise and address the challenges of contemporary leadership and improve your skills in strategic leadership, leading in a global context and leading change.
  • Contemporary Issues in Management: The theoretical and practical application of a range of contemporary issues in management. The unit draws on research conducted by staff in our Business School to give you an understanding of important developments in management, in terms of theory and practice. You'll be encouraged to debate and evaluate these issues throughout the unit, and you'll look at case studies of management.
  • Project Management Fundamentals: Identify and develop a critical awareness of project management knowledge, context and boundaries. You'll explore the theories and practices associated with effective project management, as appropriate for a variety of business and technical environments. You'll also evaluate a range of techniques available for effective project management in the context of organisational change and complexity.
  • Corporate Governance & Ethics: The objectives, principles and methods of corporate governance practice in different economic environments. You'll analyse complex ethical problems and show how understanding corporate governance and ethics can aid managerial decision-making, particularly for risk management.
  • Research Project: An opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you. You'll have the opportunity to undertake optional work experience as part of your research project unit, subject to interview and availability. This experience can be used to inform your project.

Programme specification

Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University's taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used.

Download the programme specification for MSc Management with Project Management.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.

Selection criteria

Background and experience

For Management with Project Management we are looking for applicants who:

  • Can critically evaluate and apply key concepts and fundamentals
  • Show flexibility to fast changing situations
  • Can adapt to varying workloads
  • Enjoy working in teams but also capable of independent study.

We encourage applications from students with previous experience of project management and general management. This experience could take place in numerous settings and in both public and commercial sectors. This course will suit students looking to enter the project management environment or managerial roles. Mature students will benefit from developing expert skills to successfully guide a project through to completion.

Selection methods

This course selects candidates by looking at their applications. There are no interviews or additional selection activities and therefore we suggest that you make your application stand out from the crowd. For more information, take a look at our post graduate how to apply pages. 

Full entry requirements

The normal requirements for embarking upon a postgraduate taught degree are:

  • Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent
  • For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question. The qualification description on the course information pages should tell you what these are but please get in touch with the askBU Enquiry Service if you are in doubt.

If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the askBU Enquiry Service for more information.

International entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

View further information about our English language requirements.

A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.

You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our postgraduate entry requirements page.

Careers

Upon completing this course you will be able to make a significant contribution within any project environment, at an individual level and as a member of a team. This would typically be in the initiation, planning and control, quality, risk and other related project management areas.

Some of our Management with Project Management graduates are now undertaking roles such as:

  • Accounts assistant
  • Assistant buyer
  • Business management trainee
  • Marketing
  • Management communicator.

Industries worked in

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Business.

Further study

If you want to continue your studies after achieving your Master's, you can look into our range of doctoral programmes.

*The above are taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) and BU institutional data.

No hidden extras

As a student at BU we will provide many things to support you and there will also be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying at BU. The information below will help you understand our provision and what you need to budget for.

What you can expect from us

All of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of support and services.

  • One set of study-related consumables such as a memory stick/ DVD
  • Materials for laboratory and field-based teaching activity
  • Support for placements (UK or abroad) and fieldwork
  • A range of student services – advisors, help desks, counsellors, placement support and careers service
  • The Library – access to a wide range of electronic resources (databases, e-journals and e-books), print and multimedia collections, subject librarians and study spaces
  • IT labs (some open 24/7), wireless network, AV equipment to borrow
  • Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme
  • Disability and additional learning support
  • The BU Language Centre to help you develop/improve foreign or English language skills
  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year security team.

Costs of living and other expenses you need to consider

  • Accommodation and living costs: view our price guide
  • Text books: remember that our award-winning library is stocked with a large range of text books for all courses, as well as online resources such as industry journals, free of charge
  • General stationery and other supplies such as print and presentation materials: the Students’ Union shops stock a wide range of stationery supplies on both campuses
  • Travel to, from and between BU campuses: our bus service operates in the local areas offering a subsidised travel rate; we also have a large number of secure bike storage compounds
  • SportBU membership: check out our student membership packages, sports events, varsity teams, information about our new facilities and more on the SportBU webpages
  • Fieldwork travel, outdoor wear and footwear (where applicable)
  • Telephone and travel costs incurred when undertaking interviews for coursework/securing placements.
  • A fee will be payable towards the cost of an Educational Psychology Assessment if this is required in connection with additional learning support. BU pays for approximately two-thirds of the cost of this assessment for UK students. For more details and current pricing please visit the Students section of the website.

Repeat Units

If you need to repeat one or more units during the course of your studies, you may be required to pay additional fees equivalent to one ninth of the tuition fee per 20 credit unit.

Financial help available from BU

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to students who are beginning their studies at BU. Our website also provides details on living costs, budgeting and paying your tuition fees.

Additional information

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