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Business Management (Project Management) (Top-up) BA Honours

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Code
NF13
Start
October 2020
EU/International induction: September 2020
Duration
1 year full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£13,400 (INT) *
Course leader
Kremena Slavova

Our project management pathway allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions, and build the specialist skills to plan and manage business projects to ensure they are completed on time, and on budget.

Why study BA Business Management (Project Management) (Top-up) at Middlesex University?

Tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment, you will learn how organisations operate from developing strategy to management styles. Supported by academics who bring industry experience to their teaching, you will study the key functions that underpin business success, along with the advanced skills in order to deliver business projects on time and on budget, within agreed timescales and with allocated resources.

Our one-year Business Management (Project Management) top-up course is for students who already hold a business foundation or HND qualification, and are based in either the UK or overseas. It prepares you to enter a diverse range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations.

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What will you study on the BA Business Management (Project Management) (Top-up)?

The modules are designed to advance your skills and knowledge in business, management and project management. You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business process: planning, improvement and control
  • Modules

    • Project Finance and Risk Management (15 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the role and processes of finance and risk management in project planning and delivery. Finance in projects is influenced by various factors that will be examined. Risk identification,assessment, response development and contingency planning will be analysed to appreciate their relevance for project management. The link between risks and cost will also be explored.

    • Strategic Management (30 credits) – Compulsory

      The aims of this module are organised in two parts: in the first part students use the essential components of strategic analysis with the primary aim of developing an applied knowledge of tools and techniques. In the second part students explore a variety of special topics with the primary aim of examining strategy concepts applied in different organisations. Overall, the module aims to build students’ ability to process and interpret information from different internal functions and from multiple external sources for decision-making leading to long term organisational success.

    • Principles of Project Management (30 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to provide students with comprehensive understanding of the design,planning, implementation and evaluation of projects in a variety of sectors. Students will explore how projects are managed using up-to-date project management tools and technologies. The module also aims to develop awareness of the role of projects in the wider economy.

    • Project Planning (15 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the role of project plans in delivering strategic objectives. The module will also analyse how the different components of a project are linked and contribute to successful delivery of a project. Student will also enhance their leadership, team working and communication skills by contributing to planning and development of project plans.

    • Technologies for Project Management (15 credits) – Compulsory

      Projects are becoming increasingly complex and technology has become an inherent part of the project management arena. This module aims to develop students’ understanding of various technologies and how they can be used for managing and controlling different types of projects. Students will be able to use software applications to design, plan and manage projects. They will be also able to identify the most appropriate software for a given a scenario.

    • Project Management Methodologies (15 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the project management methodologies (PMM) used by organisations to manage and successfully deliver project objectives. A wide range of different project methodologies and the complex processes they entail will be examined. In order for the students to appreciate the application of such methodologies one key PMM will be examined in detail.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.

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  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. Additional costs

How can the BA Business Management (Project Management) (Top-up) support your career?

Project managers can be employed in almost every industry, from introducing a new computer system to overseeing a large building project. Part of your work could involve using particular project management methods such as PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) or PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) to break down the project into stages and monitor its progress. You would also use specialised software to help with scheduling, costing, and risk analysis.

Our business management graduates find themselves working in a range of industrial, commercial and third sector organisations and have gone on to work in a wide range of business management roles in prestigious international organisations including:

  • Technocrats Middle East
  • CosMedocs
  • Western Union
  • Dulsco
  • Emirates
  • Noor Islamic Bank
  • Consult AIV
  • Jumbo Line
  • Petrofac
  • Barnard Marcus
  • Kimberley Clark
  • International School
  • Central Bank Nigeria
  • Santander
  • Peter Fernandes

    Business Management BA graduate

    Every aspect of the course has been exciting. I particularly enjoyed the third year modules. Strategic Management gave me a deep insight into the workings of a business environment and Leadership Management helped me discover my strengths and weakness in order to become an effective leader in the future.

    I loved working closely with academics, who are leaders in their field. They ensured the entire course provided not only academic theory but also practical and relevant information specifically designed and tailored towards my future career.

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