Course Brief

The module will define the nature of projects and their management. Various aspects will be considered including financial control and management of risk, human resource elements (building and leading a multi disciplinary team) and the control of time.

The module will examine the integration of time, cost and quality aspects of projects through the application of relevant tools and techniques below:

  • Effective project definition
  • Activity and time planning
  • Cost and quality evaluations
  • Risk Management
  • Management and leadership of project teams

  • 40 Contact Hours

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

Knowledge
K1. Critical understanding of a range of models and concepts associated with the management of projects.
K2. Critical understanding of projects from a financial, human resource and time related perspective.
K3. An appreciation of the requirements for control and the application of control mechanisms.
K4. Critical understanding of the relationship between time, cost and quality and the alternate approaches available for managing them.

Skills
S1. Critical thinking and analysis skills.
S2. The ability to apply and evaluate tools and techniques associated with the management of projects.
S3. Reporting and diagnostic skills.

The module will be assessed by a two part single integrative individual assignment and this will test all learning outcomes from the module.

This will be the production and analysis of a network diagram together with a report on a real scenario that will define how to fully manage a specific project to achieve the goals set out in the assessment.

  • BA (Hons) Business Management

    forced_whitespaceThe BA (Hons) Business Management course allows you to benefit from Sunderland’s teaching of business and management without leaving your home region.

    The content of the course mirrors the Sunderland-based equivalent course Business Management. This course builds on your existing knowledge and prepares you for managerial roles and professional roles in sales, finance, general business and the public sector. You will undertake three broad-based modules related to project management, strategic management and the latest developments in business management.

    You will also study specialist modules that cover Marketing Strategy, Human Resources and Management Accounting. This course is based at study centres, which makes it distinct from our course with the same title that is based at the University of Sunderland. Courses delivered at study centres share the same ethos, material and approach as those delivered at Sunderland itself.

    This course is an outstanding way to gain the benefits of an education from our University without having to move to Sunderland.

    Sunderland has a strong record in business and management studies, with The Guardian University Guide 2015 naming the University as No.1 in North East England for Course Satisfaction and Student Satisfaction with Teaching in these subjects.