The Management of Projects (MBA)

About the course

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Projects have increasingly extended beyond their traditional roots in construction and engineering to various industries such as management consulting, IT systems, marketing, finance, event management and even the legal and education professions. Often, the success and failure of such projects depends on the project management and strategic capability of the organisation. The sustainability of organisations will increasingly depend on their ability to deliver successfully through projects.

In today's business world, it is becoming increasingly important to enhance organisational capability and supplement it with systematic and applied knowledge and solid practice. 

Why choose this course?

Working alongside students from our MBA programme, you will gain an understanding of the organisational methods required to support projects.  You will build confidence and skills to efficiently and effectively manage difficult projects in demanding environments from start to finish. You will develop an in-depth understanding of many topics such as project planning, risk management, procurement, organisational skills, business communications, stakeholder engagement, business strategy, benefits realisation and leadership skills.

Course dates

This course runs over two weekends, Friday to Sunday inclusive:

Friday 5 June - Sunday 7 June 2020
Friday 4 September - Sunday 6 September 2020

This course will now run in an online format.

For the most up-to-date course information or to apply, please contact us on business-academy@herts.ac.uk

Entry requirements...

The course is for business professionals with some experience in leading and managing projects. 

Course fees

This course runs over two weekends, Friday to Sunday inclusive, and costs £1,500. 

All tuition materials are included, as well as full access to the University's learning resources.

Discounts are available for University of Hertfordshire staff, students and alumni.

Teaching methods

Our teaching and learning methods enable the development and sharing of skills and knowledge and are built on an expectation of active involvement in the course.

A participative style is used throughout to enable students to learn from each other as well as from teaching staff. Experiential learning is central to our teaching philosophy.

There is a considerable emphasis on the utilisation of theory and knowledge to make sense of your own and fellow participants' experiences at work. Case study material is widely used alongside case histories developed by fellow participants.

To ensure you gain real world business insights, we combine group based learning with practical applications. 

Course tutor

The course is led by Dr Birinder Sandhawalia. 

Dr Birinder Singh Sandhawalia is Director of the Doctor of Business Administration programme, a professional doctorate programme that focuses on real world business and organisational issues.  Birinder has a good record of consulting and working with businesses, and his research interests are in areas of leadership, knowledge management and learning, project life-cycles and project management, collaboration, innovation adoption, decision-making, continuous improvement and process maturity, and information systems. Birinder designs, develops and leads practice-based education programmes that address professional development and research training needs, and develop participants as reflective practitioners and enhance their business and managerial skills.