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Global Project Management

Course overview

(MSc) Master of Science
Global Project Management
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Business School
Southend Campus
Masters
Full-time, part-time or by credit accumulation
None
MSC N20924
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/pgt/assess-rules.aspx
26/04/2019
A 2:2 degree in any discipline
If English is not your first language, we require IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5

Additional Notes

The University uses academic selection criteria to determine an applicant’s ability to successfully complete a course at the University of Essex. Where appropriate, we may ask for specific information relating to previous modules studied or work experience.

Please refer to the full time version of this course for information on Core and Compulsory modules.

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 21 October 2019 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

Key

Core You must take this module You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study
Compulsory You must take this module There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study
Optional You can choose which module to study

Year 1 - 2019/20

Exit Award Status
Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits PG Diploma PG Certificate
01 Options year 1 Optional 0 Optional Optional

Year 2 - 2020/21

Exit Award Status
Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits PG Diploma PG Certificate
01 BE984-7-FY or BE956-7-FY Core with Options 60 Optional Optional
02 Options year 2 Optional 0 Optional Optional

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

The main aims and objectives of the programme are to enable the student to:

Competence with a set of tools and methods for global project management.

Confidence in creating a new product or project in international environments.

Awareness of the role of multiple functions in creating a new project (e.g. strategy, marketing, finance, industrial design, engineering, operations, environmental safety).

Ability to coordinate multiple, interdisciplinary tasks in order to achieve a common objective.

Reinforcement of specific knowledge from other courses through practice and reflection in an action-oriented setting.

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

A1 Essential facts, concepts and principles relating to Project Management
A2 The requirements, practical constraints and development of the project management function in context
A3 Project Management methodologies
A4 Professional, moral and ethical issues relating to both project and change management
A5 Recognise and analyse business objectives
A6 Evaluate project plans, deliverables, specifications
A7 Select and deploy appropriate tools, techniques and methods
A8 Develop and construct a project plan
A9 Demonstrate the ability to work within a development team
A10 In-depth and critical understanding of the research process and the application of a range of research techniques.
A11 Development of critical theoretical appreciation of 'how', 'why' and 'where' social entrepreneurship contributes to and supports regional economic development, and the development of these issues into a dissertation
Learning Methods: Applies to (A) 1 - 10 inclusive Directed pre-reading and writing tasks on different aspects of global project management, lectures, seminars, classes.

Discussions with tutors and supervisors on the values, principles and applications of project management methodology to the development and practice of global business.

Directed self-study, observation and reflection of practice, comparative case work in workshops and the classroom, consultation with library materials, projects with enterprises, public agencies, presentations of findings related to models, strategies and good practice, examination of critical topics.

Formative assessments will be made through individual assessments group work and oral presentations.

Related feedback, coupled with peer group interaction, should enable students to explore and augment their understanding of the topics, and develop their presentation skills.

Summative assessments will be made through assignments and examinations.

Applies to (A) 10 and 11 only Self-directed study with supervision.
Assessment Methods: Learning outcomes (1) - (9) are formally assessed by course work assignments and written examinations.

Learning outcomes (10) and (11) are assessed by the dissertation.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B1 Identify, design, develop, create, codify, synthesise, and critically review/analyse theoretical and practical arguments on entrepreneurial opportunities, strategies from a social and community angle, and tools for new ventures and public policy for economic development in particular contexts and for different purposes
B2 Construction and use of appropriate methodologies and problem-centred/solution focused learning methods in the creation and development of social and community enterprises
B3 Assimilation and acquisition of skills in preparation for developing a dissertation
B4 Carrying out independent research and formulating coherent and cogent arguments
Learning Methods: Applies to (B) 1 - 3 inclusive Lectures; workshop exercises, preparation of individual and team-based assignments, presentations of assignments to academic and practitioner panels; peer group work; final examination.

Recommended directed reading, networking with external communities of practice, peer groups, practitioners; reference to public and private fora.

Development of learning logs from the beginning of the course.

Lectures and directed self-study for the identification of different research paradigms, techniques and methods used in traditional dissertation, and those which can be used to inform and support practical scenarios.

Formative assessment will consist of individual assignments, group work and oral presentations.

Related feedback, coupled with peer group interaction, should enable students to explore and augment their understanding of the topics, and develop their presentation skills.

Applies to (B) 4 only Self-directed study with supervision.
Assessment Methods: Applies to (B) 1 - 3 inclusive Lectures; workshop exercises, preparation of individual and team-based assignments, presentations of assignments to academic and practitioner panels; peer group work; final examination.

Recommended directed reading, networking with external communities of practice, peer groups, practitioners; reference to public and private fora.

Development of learning logs from the beginning of the course.

Lectures and directed self-study for the identification of different research paradigms, techniques and methods used in traditional dissertation, and those which can be used to inform and support practical scenarios.

Formative assessment will consist of individual assignments, group work and oral presentations.

Related feedback, coupled with peer group interaction, should enable students to explore and augment their understanding of the topics, and develop their presentation skills.

Applies to (B) 4 only Self-directed study with supervision.

C: Practical skills

C1 Compare and contrast different theoretical and practical approaches to social and community entrepreneurship and economic development in different regions
C2 Lay the detailed, analytical ground work for the development of a dissertation
C3 C1 - C3, plus: Development of practical plans for independent research in the form of a dissertation
Learning Methods: Applies to (C) 1-2 inclusive Direct reading, lectures; review with practitioner/policy making advisory group; networking with peers; reference to public and private fora, the International Entrepreneurship Forum; on-line discussions; formation of teams linked to global project management; international visits and activities; workshops; discussions with tutors and supervisors; projects; maintenance of learning logs.

Routine classwork, management of self-learning, group work and interactions with experts will provide an informal means for assessment of the practical skills acquired by the students.

Applies to (C) 2 only Self-directed study with supervision.
Assessment Methods: Learning Outcomes (1) - (2) are formally assessed by course work assignments, written examinations, and the presentation of individual and group work.

Learning outcome (3) is assessed by the completion of a dissertation.

D: Key skills

D1 Oral and written communication to different audiences in a coherent, cogent and effective manner.
D2 Use of information technologies including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical and web-based packages to read, download, analyse, and evaluate different types of data and information
D3 Use and manipulate different types of numerical data, solve operations and finance based problems, apply and interpret statistical and visual data, formulate and solve complex managerial problems.
D4 Use and application of analytical, morphological and other creative problem skills
D5 Understanding and appreciation of different communities of interest, good spoken and written communication skills, empathy and resolution of conflict.
D6 Developing ability to create individual learning logs; developing time management and critical task prioritisation skills, meeting deadlines, evaluating self-learning
Learning Methods:
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