Project Management - BUSN7500

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 5 15 (7.5) K Naveed Bhatti checkmark-circle


Project Management aims to provide an understanding of the key concepts and practices within the context of the organisational setting and the wider business and technological environment.
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.

Included topics of the module are:
• Project life cycles and alternative development paths;
• Feasibility studies;
• Time management;
• Project planning and control techniques, including Gantt charts, CPM;
• Resource planning;
• Quality Control;
• Project communication;


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 21
Private study hours: 129
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Individual Report (3,000 words) (60%)
MCQ 1 test 20%
MCQ 2 test 20%

Reassessment methods
100% coursework

Indicative reading

Core textbook:
Burke, R. (2017) Fundamentals of Project Management, Project Management Series, 2nd edition, Burke Publishing
Maylor, H. (2010). Project Management. London: FT Prentice Hall

Further suggested readings:
Larson, E.W. and Gray, C.F. (2010). Project Management: the managerial process. 5th edn. New York: McGraw-Hill
Jeffery K. (2012). Project Management, Achieving Competitive Advantage. 3rd edn. London: Pearson Education
Mantel, S. J. et al. (2010). Project Management in Practice. 4th edn. New York: John Wiley & Sons

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

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.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- demonstrate development of analytical skills by linking theoretical perspectives to practical situations;
- select and apply appropriate data and information;
- communicate effectively both orally and in writing using appropriate media for an appropriate audience;
- demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility in working and studying independently;
- produce technical reports


  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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