Project Management - BUSN7250

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Ramesh Vahidi checkmark-circle


This module aims to develop a critical understanding of project management to enable students to recognise the importance of the discipline in a variety of organisational and functional contexts. Students should develop a critical understanding of the concepts employed in project management at strategic, systems and operational levels, and an appreciation of the knowledge and skills required for successful project management in organisations. The module adopts the Project Management Institute (PMI) approach to delivering projects, and is structured as follows:

1. Introduction to Project Management
2. Scope Planning
3. Time Planning
4. Cost Planning
5. Risk Planning
6. Earned Value Management
7. Human Resources Management
8. Agile Project Management
9. Benefits Management


Contact hours

The module will be taught by lectures, seminars, PC lab seminars and private study.

Total Contact Hours: 21
Private Study Hours: 129

Method of assessment

Main assessment method:

100% coursework consisting of:

Moodle Test 1 - students will be permitted two attempts (both with randomised multiple-choice questions), being awarded the higher of the two marks: 20%

Moodle Test 2 – One attempt: 20%

Individual Written Report – 3,000 words: 60%

Reassessment method:
100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Core textbook:

Pinto, J.K. (2015). Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage (Global Edition). 4th edn. London: Pearson

Additional reading:
Larson, E.W. (2017). Project Management: the managerial process. 7th edn. New York: McGraw-Hill
Students will also be encouraged to consult selected articles from the following journals:
International Journal of Project Management
International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Understand the importance of project management for efficient organisational performance, organisational development and business management.
- Critically analyse and reflect upon different approaches to project management and established bodies of knowledge and best practice.
- Evaluate and apply a range of established techniques in the field of project management to the execution of a project.
- Understand and identify the knowledge and skills required for successful project management in organisations.
- Demonstrate understanding, and use, of advanced scheduling and costing software applications

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to select and apply appropriate theory to practical situations and to understand contemporary challenges.
- Read, understand and produce reports within the discipline.
- Demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility in working and studying independently.
- Demonstrate understanding of, and develop, planning skills using appropriate IT applications.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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