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Module Title
Project Management - Commercial & Strategic


SCQF Points20
ECTS Points10
CreatedMarch 2013
ApprovedJuly 2013
AmendedAugust 2013
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Prerequisites for Module

None, in addition to course entry requirements.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To obtain a fundamental understanding of the commercial and strategic aspects involved in project management highlighting the significance of the financial and supply chain decisions.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Understand the significance of the supply chain in the commercial aspects of project management
2. Discuss and apply a range of specialised commercial concepts, models and techniques associated with the management of projects
3. Understand relevant basic strategic concepts and the relationship to project management
4. Apply a range of strategic concepts and tools within a project context

Indicative Module Content

Impact of the strategic process on underpinning project planning and management; application of strategic concepts in project management; techniques for appraising investment opportunities and establishing an appropriate financial framework; supply chain and procurement decisions including selection of suppliers and contractors.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Distance LearningBlended Learning

Directed Study

Discussion Forums
Online Material Engagement

Private Study

Independent reading

Mode of Delivery

Module is delivered in both distance learning and blended modes through the use of online learning materials/activities,using relevant technologies, supported by discussion forums to maximise student engagement.
Blended delivery will have the addition of face-to-face workshops designed to consolidate and strengthen the independent learning.
This integrative approach to communication and learning will maximise the student experience.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4

Integrative coursework produced at the end of module delivery

Indicative Bibliography

1.ATRILL, P. and MCLANEY, E., 2015. Accounting and finance for non-specialists. 9th Edition. Harlow: Pearson Education.
2.CALLAGHAN, K.R. and BROOKS, L.M., 2004. Essentials of strategic project management. London: Wiley
3.LEVINE, H.A., 2005. Project portfolio management a practical guide to selecting projects, managing portfolios, and maximizing benefits. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
4.LYSONS, K. and FARRINGTON, B., 2012. Purchasing and supply chain management. 8th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education.

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