SEMBA programme is a general management programme designed for those in, or aspiring to, senior management positions or those looking for conversion from specialist fields to that of general management.
MS Project Management with a concentration in Construction*
Construction is an exciting global industry and Project Managers play a crucial role ensuring the success of construction projects – from overseeing that timeframe targets and budgets are met, through to logistics tasks, such as planning, execution, monitoring, control, and closure. Effective built environment project managers balance processes, technology, and people to successfully deliver developments and infrastructure projects.
Developed for individuals and organisations managing change in a fast-paced environment, the MSc Project Management in Construction prepares students for a professional role in the management of construction projects by providing students with an understanding of both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of projects, as well as their organizational and strategic aspects. The course enables theoretical and conceptual exploration of construction project management issues whilst also stressing the essential practical aspects such as project control mechanisms, resource management, budgeting and cost management, stakeholder management, contract management, IT applications and information management.
There is a focus upon construction project management knowledge areas including the planning and control methods within the project management process and you will extend the knowledge of technologies regarding the resolution of new-build problems. The programme will provide candidates with opportunities to develop the personal, interpersonal and project-personnel skills that are relevant to your working environment and general interest in the context of international construction project management.
*Approval in process
This course is aimed at professionals or graduates wishing to pursue a career as a project manager in the construction industry. It is suitable for those already working in broad roles in the construction industries who aspire to reach senior management positions. Additionally, this course is suitable for students in related subject areas looking to progress to a managerial or technical postgraduate programme.
By studying this course, candidates will:
1. Learn to critically evaluate current construction processes and practice and have the confidence to propose alternative improvements.
2. Understand how analyse organisation challenges in delivering projects and apply the knowledge to design and implement strategies for change.
3. Build the skills to plan and manage construction projects and project information and understand what is needed to lead and work effectively in project teams.
4. Gain an in-depth understanding of tools, concepts and theories relating to the chosen area of project management at an advanced level.
Design and implementation of an organisation
Construction Management and Technologies
Advanced project management, monitoring and steering
Management and leadership
Management and sustainable development
Dashboards and reporting
Project monitoring and management tools
Definition and management of an organisation’s development strategy at local and/or global level
Analysis tools (Pestel, SWOT, Porter, etc.)
Contemporary Issues in the Global Built Environment
Management and control of teams and their operational processes
BIM Theory and Practice
Sustainability in the Built Environment
Advanced Health and Safety in Construction
Communication challenges and strategy
Project management Customer and Relationship Management
Sourcing and purchasing
Special contract law
Big Data internationally
Communication and negotiation
Manage and ensure the quality of a project
New IT tools for the project manager (Smartsheet, Power BI)
Plan and manage the deadlines of a project
IT tools for project manager II (Excel, MS Project)
Securing the legal and financial issues of an organisation
Legal Tendering Issues
Cost and margin calculations
Profitability of investments
Financial approach to project management
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Project management is relevant to every department in an organisation, and there is increasing demand for experts to manage projects efficiently.