Discover Project Management

Module summary

Module code: BUSI1637
Level: 4
Credits: 15
School: Business Faculty
Department: Systems Management and Strategy
Module Coordinator(s): Yan Li



The overall aim is to understand how project management contributes to the achievement of business objectives, both short term and long term. The course provides opportunities to discover the characteristics of projects and project management by applying the method of team-based learning. It also provides a range of academic knowledge and business awareness which enables students to understand the relationship between a project and the parent organisation as well as how to manage it effectively. On completion of the course, students have the core knowledge needed to initiate, propose and select projects with sound business rationales. This course also lays the foundation for developing project management knowledge on level 5 project management planning techniques and skills.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student is able to:

Understand the principles and components of projects and project management.
Analyse the relationship between a project and the parent organisation.
Understand the processes and procedures to produce a sound business rationale and to initiate a project.
Use Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) to prepare a project briefing.

Indicative content

The characteristics of the project lifecycle and project management methodologies.
Understanding a business case.
Discover real-life examples of successful and failed projects.
Tools and considerations used in assessing and selecting suitable projects.
Project initiation process.
Application of Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) for creating a project briefing.