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Full-time Master's Priogramme 2015-16

MSc Programme and Project Management (PPM) Mark Anderson, UK PPM Graduate 2010-11 Project Management Consultant, Pcubed, London “ WMG’s reputation goes without saying, but what impressed me most was the department’s close links with leading global businesses like TATA. That was a certainly a big selling point for me. One of the things I found particularly good and novel about studying at WMG was that you’re not sitting in lectures all day. Yes, there is formal teaching to give you a thorough grounding in the theory, but then you work in groups to put that into practice. Being part of a group made up of people from around the world is a great experience, and does help you to build skills that will stay with you for the rest of your career. After finishing my MSc, I was offered a job as a Project Management Consultant with Pcubed, a leading project, program and portfolio management consulting company in London. I’ve been involved in major energy and waste management projects, as well as Everything Everywhere, a business transformation program for Orange and T-Mobile. I can honestly say that my MSc was key to me getting the job in the first place, and I’m using what I learned on a day-to-day basis. In the end, the most important thing is that everything you learn at WMG is relevant to industry. That direct link between the theoretical and practical is, for me, what sets WMG apart. “ Core Modules Financial Analysis and Control Systems This module provides an understanding of the main accounting statements together with an awareness of basic accounting principles, terminology and techniques which will enable you to interpret financial reports and information. An introduction to management accounting practices as an aid to effective operational financial planning and control is also included. Organisations, People and Performance This module is intended to provide a knowledge and understanding of the importance of strategic management of the people in organisations and how this relates to the wider business strategy. It is based on the promise that people are the most important resource in the organisation and translate other resources into added value. It explores all elements of successful and effective people management practice. Project Planning, Management and Control This module provides an understanding of the principles, philosophies and methods of project management. It establishes an appreciation of, and an ability to apply current tools and techniques for project planning and control, including the selection and management of project teams. Programme and Project Strategy This module will look at the corporate strategy of business change programmes and their comprising projects, then the chartering, structuring, and governance of those collections of projects. This will include exploration of stakeholders’ perceptions of benefits, their decisionmaking processes, their criteria for measuring success of these enterprises, and connection of all of these to the strategies for the management of the interlinked projects. International Joint Ventures Gain an understanding of the reasons why joint ventures and other collaborative associations now form an increasingly important part of business and commercial activity. The module will provide an overview of the practical, cultural, legal and financial aspects of joint ventures which can be critical in ensuring successful project implementation. Management of Change Organisations today operate in a rapidly changing business environment that demands ever higher standards of operation, business efficiency and customer service. This module is designed to give participants an understanding of change and the reasons for it, strategic models, tools and measures as well as the hands-on experience of managing change and dealing with the consequences of change within a simulated business environment. Managing the Multi-Project/ Programme Environment This module builds upon the knowledge of the essentials of project management established by the Project Planning Management and Control module. The ability to apply management tools and techniques in a single project will now be extended to the larger, more complex scenario of multiple projects where the interactions and risks present a further dimension of challenges to success. go.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/courses/ppm 27


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