If you’re looking to enhance your skills in project managements to add to your undergraduate degree?
If you think you’re a strong team leader and you are driven to reach goals, maybe this is the perfect postgraduate course for you.
Why not begin you research here?
What is project management?
Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve goals and meet targets and necessary criteria at a specified time. The main goal is always to reach the targets set.
What does a project manager do?
The daily tasks of a project manager might differ from project to project but the usual tasks include:
- Planning projects
- Executing projects
- Monitoring projects
- Controlling projects
- Delegating work
- Monitoring progress
- Controlling work and progress
- Meet deadlines
- Deal with issues within the team that may be halting progress
- Set clear goals
Project management courses will equip students with all the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to lead a team in project management. Some of the courses offer students the chance to study either full time or part time.
There are many courses to choose from with some specific to particular industries such as Construction Project Management. All courses cover the same principles and basics of being able to manage a project within a business.
Postgraduate courses in Project Management will study strategic and practical approaches in different business environments and understand the influence of successful project management on any organisation. A Master’s degree in project management is largely sought after by companies around the world so a postgraduate degree added to your undergraduate degree will enhance your chances of being employed in the future. More information about courses can be found online on University websites or course overviews.
Entry requirements can differ from course to course, however, the majority of courses will require the minimum of a second class honours degree in Business or a related field. Some courses may require a minimum of a 2.2 degree while others may require a 2.1 degree. Requirements for each course can be found online on University websites or on course overviews.
Project managers are needed in many fields. The top employers for hiring project managers are often:
- Construction and Engineering
- Financial services
- Information technology
The average annual salary of a project manager is around £44,000. This can differ depending on projects and experience. The typical tenure for a Project Manager in the UK is 1-3 years.
Skills and Requirements
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent leadership skills
- Work well with others and on your own
- Be able to delegate
- Critical thinker
- Problem solver
- Excellent organizational skills
- Time management
- A good negotiator
- Motivated and able to motivate others
- Research skills
- Interpersonal skills