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Applied Business & Management – Project Management

West Suffolk College

UCAS Code: B008 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2022

This program is ideal for Project Managers or aspiring project managers, or those that would like to learn more about managing projects.

In your first year of the Applied Business Management Degree you will learn about the wider business organisation, business processes and as well as develop personal skills essential for effective management. You will develop both business and academic writing skills and learn how to research.

In the following years you will focus on your area of choice, Project Management, where you will have the opportunity to explore, learn and understand everything that you need to know to become a credible Project Manager.

During the program you will learn about different types of projects and the complexities, including projects that span across many geographies and the challenges that may bring. You will explore a range of project methodologies and determine how to determine best fit for different scenarios. You will fully explore project methodology and project governance. You will explore the differences, and similarities, between Change Management and Project Management. You will explore team and management behaviours and understand how they complement or have a disruptive influence on project success. You will become competent in developing business cases, writing project reports and understanding how to review project effectiveness in a constructive manner and take on board learnings.

This degree enables you to undertake relevant research whilst having a significant level of practice which will support you in becoming a credible professional who can add value to any organisation, it will also support you in securing a credible role post-graduation.

To complement theoretical learning, you will work with companies and the local community on work-based projects, some of these projects you may have an opportunity to lead.

If you want to select a mix of modules from across several areas, to better meet your needs, we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

Modules

Year 1 (L4)
• Business Law and Regulation
• Introduction to Finance Compliance, Audit & Risk
• Professional, Academic & Research Practice
• Organisation Design & Development, Business Systems & Process
• Organisational Strategy and The Business Life Cycle
• Introduction to Project Management
Year 2 (L5)
Project Management
• Project Methodologies and Systems
• Project Planning & Controls
• Project Governance, Compliance and Risk
• Change & Project Management, Reviews and Controls
• Project Sponsorship and Stakeholder Management & Communications
• Team Selection & Mgt, Conflict Management & Project Leadership - & Project Placement
Year 3 (L6)
Project Management
• Understanding and Developing the Business Case, in practice
• Project Implementation and Closure, Project Wash Up and Lessons Learned
• Developing the Project Management Report
• Cultural and Behavioural Challenges in a Complex Project Environment
• Major Workplace Project - Dissertation

Assessment methods

Mix of Work Based Projects, Case Studies, Assignments and Time Bound Assessments

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The STEM Innovation Centre (West Suffolk College)

Department:

Business, Law and Humanities

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