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Global MBA (Project Management)

Next intake:
  • June 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum: 18 months
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • For information regarding fees, funding and scholarship please fill in the enquiry form on the right.

There is increasing pressure on companies to reduce their budgets and delivery times, while running their key business initiatives efficiently and successfully. In many cases, businesses rely on managers with organisational, project management and leadership skills to run processes within the set time and budget. The online Global MBA (Project Management) programme imparts these skills in future project managers. With special attention paid to project management, this programme helps graduates advance in all key business disciplines, including strategic management, marketing, finance and operations.

The Global MBA (Project Management) programme has been developed by industry professionals from London School of Business and Finance. Studying via the innovative InterActive platform, you now have the opportunity to gain a recognised UK postgraduate degree with the benefits of 100% online flexibility.

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The programme will enable you to:

  • Manage projects successfully and ensure their completion on-time and on-budget
  • Understand the impact of culture on management; identify the areas in which cultural differences present a challenge in managing people
  • Interpret, develop and implement marketing strategies in the current and future international business environment
  • Gather and develop relevant skills that will enable you to maximize corporate value while reducing corporate risks
  • Possess the right skills to understand how an organisation can achieve competitive advantage through their operations, supply chain design and use of ICT
  • Understand, formulate and seek to improve corporate management strategy
  • Assess the interpersonal and leadership skills you need to excel as middle or senior level manager

InterActive gives you round-the-clock access to award-winning study resources from any location worldwide:

  • HD-quality video sessions which include case-studies and the full syllabus of lectures by expert tutors
  • Live online discussion forums with your tutors and fellow classmates
  • Access to a global community of students from over 150 countries
  • Comprehensive revision kit and lecture notes
  • Self-assessed mock assignments and tests
  • Online study resources from London School of Business and Finance – online libraries, journals and e-books

Gain advanced skills and knowledge in project management, and attain a UK postgraduate degree validated by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO.

 
 

The Global MBA (Project Management) comprises all key business disciplines, including strategic management, finance, operations and marketing, while placing emphasis on project management. It will keep you at the cutting edge of the latest project management techniques, practices and concepts. In addition, the carefully developed syllabus provides a perfect balance between theory and practical skills.

The programme begins with 4 core and 2 specialist modules, and you can study up to 2 modules at the same time. After successful completion of these 6 modules, you will move on to the last module – the Integrative Research and Consultancy Project, which includes a dissertation.

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Marketing and Business Environment

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing
  • Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets
  • Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities
  • Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives
  • Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces

Topics covered

  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy I: Marketing and the Job of the Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy II: A Strategic Marketing Framework
  • Analysis for Marketing Decisions I: Marketing Research and Analysing Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Decision Making I: New Product Development
  • Marketing Decision Making II: Product Decisions
  • Marketing Decision Making III: Pricing and Sales Promotion
  • Marketing Decision Making IV: Communications and Advertising Strategy
  • Marketing Decision Making V: Channels of Distribution (Direct Channels of Distribution: Personal Selling and Direct Marketing)
  • Marketing Decision Making VI: Customer Relationship Management
Accounting and Managerial Finance

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Summarise key principles, trends and tools in accounting and corporate finance
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and analysis of corporate financial statements using tools and techniques that are applicable
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories to decisions on corporate financing
  • Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing
  • Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance

Topics covered

  • Introduction to financial statements I: Balance sheet and income statement
  • Introduction to financial statements II: Statement of movement in equity and cash flow statement
  • Introduction to financial statements III: Notes to the accounts and analysing financial statements
  • Financial management I: Investment decision; Traditional methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management II: Investment decision; Discounted cash flow methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management III: Financing decision; capital structure theories
  • Financial management IV: Financing decision; sources of finance
  • Financial management V: Financing decision; cost of capital
  • Financial management VI: Managerial; decision working capital and risk management
Systems and Operations Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation’s competitiveness and strategic direction
  • Evaluate the ‘competitive advantage Vs. necessary cost’ debate
  • Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues
  • Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management
  • Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information and business process perspectives

Topics covered

  • Operations management I: Operations context and strategy
  • Operations management II: Operational functions in the provision of goods and services; Planning and control issues
  • Operations management III: Design of products, services and processes; Production Management: Plant and facilities management
  • Operations management IV: Processes: design, control and change management; Improvements in operations through quality; Understanding the nature of change and problems of implementation and control
  • Operations management V: Constraint Management
  • Operations management VI: Supply Chain Management
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise I: Information Systems in Global Business Today and Global E-Business and Collaboration
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise II: Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy and Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age I: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age II: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods, Managing Knowledge and Enhancing Decision Making
Strategic Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques and concepts
  • Analyse strategic planning processes
  • Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments
  • Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations
  • Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative responses related to strategy

Topics covered

  • Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
  • Corporate mission, vision value, and goal
  • Business Economics: the macroeconomic environment and microeconomic choices
  • Competitive strategies – cost-led and differentiated strategies
  • Organisational resources, cultures and competencies
  • Strategic development options and portfolio models
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating strategies and matching them to organisational capabilities
  • The relationship between business ethics and business strategy
  • Contemporary issues in strategic management
  • Competitive advantage through innovation
  • Strategic analysis of internal and external environment
  • Contemporary issues in strategic business management
  • Critical evaluation of strategic planning process
  • Ethics and strategic planning
  • Differentiating between management and leadership
  • Models of leadership
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Project Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Assess project life cycles and suggest alternative approaches
  • Evaluate the relationship between effective project management techniques, leadership, project implementation and the project planning process
  • Analyse current project management practices and leadership styles in a given organisation, and suggest improvements
  • Measure the performance of a given organisation, and assess the impact leadership has had
  • Evaluate and apply the appropriate approaches, tools and techniques to project planning, monitoring, and evaluation of a given project

Topics covered

You will be able to:

  • Project Selection and Portfolio Management: Project Selection and Portfolio Management, Leadership and the Project Manager Scope Management
  • Cost Estimation/ Budgeting and Risk Management in Project Management I: Cost Estimation / Budgeting in Project Management
  • Cost Estimation/ Budgeting and Risk Management in Project Management I: Risk Management in Project Management
  • Project Scheduling I: Project Scheduling: Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path and Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks
  • Project Scheduling II: Critical Chain Project Scheduling
  • Resource Management and Project Evaluation I: Resource Management
  • Resource Management and Project Evaluation I: Project Evaluation and Control and Project Closeout and Termination
  • Leading Diversity (Human Relations and Communications) I: Cross-Cultural Leadership Intelligence
  • Leading Diversity (Human Relations and Communications) II: Conflict Management and virtual teams in project management
Cross-Cultural Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Discuss the approaches to the study of culture, explaining its usefulness and relevance to a range of management issues
  • Analyse the main theoretical approaches to cross-cultural management
  • Investigate issues in the face of increasing cultural diversity, and to recommend how they may be addressed
  • Evaluate the implications of culture and/or language for business communication
  • Identify the effect of global communications on disparate cultures
  • Appraise issues within managing across cultures and provide solutions

Topics covered

  • Analytical Frameworks of Cross Cultural Comparisons I
  • Analytical Frameworks of Cross Cultural Comparisons II
  • Cultural Intelligence and Competence I
  • Cultural Intelligence and Competence II
  • Expatriation and Repatriation I
  • Phenomenological and idiographic measures of personality
  • Expatriation and Repatriation II
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership I
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership II
  • Culture and Negotiations
  • Culture and Communication
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Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to:

  1. Formulate a research proposal and design this into a workable research plan
  2. Design and manage a business critical independent applied research in their chosen discipline and present their findings, to a professionally acceptable standard
  3. Critically evaluate and analyse their findings, reporting on their conclusions in clear and acceptable standard in the form of an engagement report
  4. Synthesize theory in a practical context to evidence knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills with regards to the taught components of their studies

Topics covered

  • The nature of business and management research/consultancy
  • Formulating and clarifying the research/consultancy topic
  • The practice of management consulting
  • Negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal
  • Consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice;
  • Formulating the research design and negotiating access and research ethics
  • Understanding research philosophies and approaches
  • Critically reviewing the literature
  • Applicable models for consulting and research
  • Selecting samples and using secondary data
  • Collecting primary data through observation
  • Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
  • Collecting primary data using questionnaires
  • Analysing quantitative data and qualitative data
  • Writing and presenting your project report
 
 
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