Projects Benefits Management - BUSN9187

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Amgad Badewi checkmark-circle


Our future leaders need the expertise to not only deliver projects but also to realise and maximise their benefits. We instil a deep understanding that the true measure of a project's success goes beyond timely completion within budget. It emphasises the identification, realisation and enhancement of the actual benefits that projects are designed to deliver, aligning them closely with strategic business objectives.

You'll learn how to align projects with an organisation's strategic goals, ensuring that each project contributes to the broader vision. Our focus is on creating value, not just meeting deadlines or budgets, but delivering outcomes that drive business growth and innovation. You'll complete the module equipped with the technical know-how of managing project benefits; transformed into a strategic thinker and value-driven leader.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 24
Private study hours: 126
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
VLE Test 30%
Individual Essay 3000 words (70%)

Reassessment methods:
100% coursework

Indicative reading

APMG International (2014), Managing benefits: optimizing the return from investments, UK
Barclay and Osei-Bryson (2015), Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies, Taylor and Francis Group, US (Chapter 4, 6, 15 and 17)
Office of Government (2010), Management of value, Stationery Office; UK ed. edition
Project Management Institute (2018), Benefits Realization Management: Standard Guide, PMI Publications, US
Zwikael and Smyrk (2019), Project Management: A benefits Realization Approach, Springer, Switzerland

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of Benefits Management and Value Management,
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to the learners' research on Value and benefits management
- Systematically apply Management of Value MoV® on operational environment
- Deal with complex value management issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding and application of evidence-based decision making
- Deconstruct complex problems
- Demonstrate comprehensive analytical skills by linking theoretical perspectives to practical situations


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  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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