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Module Title
Project Commercial Integrity
Reference BSM078 Version 4
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To promote an understanding of key commercial management underpinning projects environment and to understand how commercial integrity will ensure the likelihood of project and project management success.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically analyse the key commercial issues involved in management of projects.
2 Critically appraise the business environment, finance, procurement integrity, contract management, disputes and legal frameworks within the project environment.
3 Establish the project's supply chain and evaluate the commercial integrity.

Indicative Module Content
This module will cover project commercial management, business environment, project finance, procurement methods, purchasing, contract and pricing strategy, contracts management, supply chain management, conflict and disputes resolution

Module Delivery
The module is delivered in Taught Mode by lectures, tutorials, interactive group work, presentations and directed self-study. The module is delivered in Distance Learning Mode by self directed web-based learning resources, on-line tutor support.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3

Explanatory Text
The modue is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 ATRILL P. and MCLANEY E.J., 2012. Management accounting for decision makers. 7th ed Harlow: Pearson. ebook
2 ATRILL P. and MCLANEY E.J., 2014. Accounting and finance for non-specialists. 9th ed. Harlow: Pearson.
3 BAILY, P. et al., 2008. Procurement, principles and management. 10th ed. Harlow: Pearson.
4 LYSONS, K. and FARRINGTON, B., 2012. Purchasing and supply chain management. 8th ed. Harlow: Pearson. ebook
5 VAN WEELE, A., 2014. Purchasing and supply chain management. 6th ed. Andover: Cengage Learning.
6 WATERS, D., 2008. Supply chain management: an introduction to logistics. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
7 Students shall also be required to access a range of journal articles, conference papers, published company reports and case studies.


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