MSC PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Oxford College of Business Sri Lanka

DEVELOP SOPHISTICATED, HIGH-LEVEL MANAGEMENT SKILLS TO LEAD COMPLEX PROJECTS

As tomorrow’s world evolves into an increasingly global and complex landscape, all businesses need quick-thinking project managers with the skills to orchestrate and deliver convoluted tasks.

The MSc Project Management awarded by University of Bedfordshire, prepares professionals to develop a robust and varied understanding of relevant theories and methodologies in the field, alongside practical skills needed to work as a professional project manager, strategist or consultant just about anywhere.

This MSc PM Program is designed to support professional career development in the management of projects and to improve competence profiles of both students & their organizations.

The programme embodies critical thinking and practical application. It promotes and supports a community of practice for students, enabling networking and communication with their peers; sharing experiences and practices across a wide array of project environments.

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Duration

12 Months

Modules

4 Core Units + Capstone Project

Mode of Assessment

Assignment Based

Class Time

Sunday 1.00pm - 7.00pm

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Why Msc Project Management Insight Report 2022
  • #1

    Acquire the skills and techniques to excel in project management

  • #2

    Benefit from the expertise of both teacher & peers through meaningful exchanges & interactions at graduate level

  • #3

    Graduate with an Internationally recognised degree & excel in the broad field of project management

THE PROGRAMME HAS A STRONG PRACTICAL ORIENTATION

There is a growing need for competent, qualified project managers in the sophisticated industries of the 21st century. The MSc in Project Management awarded by University of Bedfordshire aims to educate project professionals to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement and deliver successful projects.

The program equips you with technical and interpersonal skills in both tactical and strategic approaches to portfolio, programme and project management. It also provides opportunities for you to acquire the attributes, skills and knowledge to work as effective and professional project managers to ensure you get the best out of your project teams. You discuss and debate ideas and practices, considering how they fit into your professional experience in the workplace.

The program emanates a strong business focus, provides a thorough grounding in strategic thinking, commercial acumen, project leadership and managing organisational change. The practical nature of this MSc helps develop your leadership skills and management experience through a series of action-based projects solving techniques. Working in multi-cultural teams, this unique MSc provides an opportunity for you to enhance your CV whilst testing your newly acquired skills in a project management environment.

COURSE STRUCTURE 

Stage

Unit name

Credits

Postgraduate Certificate

Project Management Practice

30

Project & Operations Management

30

Postgraduate Diploma

Risk & Procurement Management

30

Leadership in contemporary times

30

Capstone

Business Dissertation / Live Project / Professional Practice

60

Total Credits

180

COMPLETE ONE UNIT AT A TIME

The program consists of four Core Units and a Capstone Project. The course is delivered using a unit delivery pattern; you will undertake one unit at a time for two months and that will be a unit of delivery. At the end of four units (8 months) you will progress to the master’s capstone experience stage where you will opt to complete either, a dissertation, a professional practice, or a live project unit. Each of these options will include an element of research methodology which is embedded within the unit.

The unit structure is designed to provide you with an integrated, developmental and challenging learning experience. As you progress through the course, there will be an opportunity before each new unit to reflect on your progress and development to date and plan your ‘next steps’ and future action to maximise your achievements.

CAPSTON STAGE

At the end of four units(8 months) you will progress to the master’s capstone experience stage where you will opt to complete either, a dissertation, a professional practice, or a live project unit.

Business Dissertation

This is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course. It will consist of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Live Project

This will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation. The exact nature of the level of work, and nature of responsibility will depend upon the chosen organisation. However, there will be close negotiation between the company and the Business School.

Professional Practice

The central aim of this unit is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the commercial context in which organisations operate

CREDITS

The MBA awarded by University of Bedfordshire offered at Oxford College of Business is the only internal MBA exclusively awarded directly from University of Bedfordshire. Once you register on the program you will be a student of University of Bedfordshire where you will receive your student ID, tutor access, access to the University’s learning portal (BREO) and library access.
The total number of credits awarded on the MBA is 180 credits, where all 180 credits are awarded directly from University of Bedfordshire.

ASSESSMENTS

In line with the Business School’s commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to the demonstration of your ability to understand Sustainable Management in practice.
It is the expectation of the course that you understand the theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. All of this comes together by being able to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE

University of Bedfordshire is proud to be an internationally recognised and award winning institution with a heritage of quality education going back more than 100 years. University of Bedfordshire appear in the Times Higher Education World University rankings, ranked as one of the top 250 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Young University rankings, and celebrated a Silver Award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In 2020/21 University of Bedfordshire is extremely proud to come eighth in the UK in the People and Planet University Green League and also to celebrate an Eco Campus Platinum award.

THE PARTNERSHIP

Oxford College of Business (OCB) Sri Lanka is an approved franchised partnership of the University of Bedfordshire. The University of Bedfordshire holds responsibility for setting and maintaining academic standards and regulations, also for managing the quality of student learning opportunities. This includes the design, maintenance, enhancement of courses and units, assessments setting and marking, annual monitoring and periodic review and the production and hosting of all learning materials, setting of entry requirements, including English language.

Students at Oxford College of Business sit the same assessments go through the same marking and moderation processes as the students in UK campus. The expectations of the UK QAA Quality Code is used to guide these operations with our partnerships as the University makes certain that students will receive an appropriately high quality educational experience and that the standard of awards to be conferred in the University’s name will be upheld.

 

LEARNING AND DISABILITY

Oxford College of Business welcomes applications from students with disabilities. We support students with disabilities and encourage any considering studying at Oxford College of Business to contact our disability representative or email: support@ocbsrilanka.edu.lk

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants who wish to undertake the MSc in Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria.

Applicants should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent with 3 years of work experience.

OR Applicants with over 5 years of work experience at senior level of management can also be considered..

               

To apply, submit the fully completed application form, a copy of your CV Including your academic and work experience history along with your certified copies of your educational certificates.

WHO SHOULD ENROL?

The dynamic and challenging world of business has encouraged the increasing use of project management across all business sectors. In turn, this has created a heightened demand for qualified project managers, not only in the traditional areas of engineering and technology but also into new fields of practice.

The MSc (PM) is designed for mid-career professionals from various infrastructure sectors such as construction, telecommunications, transport, oil and gas, utilities, shipbuilding, property development and waste management.

Introduction to MSc Project Management by Tracey Mc Peake

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS

The University of Bedfordshire has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Association for Project Managers (APM) which is the chartered body for the project profession. As a APM Registered Education Provider (REP), the University of Bedfordshire meets APM-established quality assurance criteria.

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