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BA Honours Business Management (Project Management)

BA Honours Business Management (Project Management)

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Start
January, September
Duration
3 years full time
Attendance
Full time
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The BA Honours Business Management (Project Management) degree is taught within Middlesex University’s Business School where we deliver high-quality teaching and research and provide a supportive learning environment. Our Project Management pathway, under the umbrella of Business Management offerings, allows students to shape their studies towards their career ambitions, and build the specialist skills to plan and manage business projects to ensure they are completed on time and on budget.

Supported by academics who bring industry experience to their teaching, students will study the key functions that underpin business success, along with advanced skills in order to deliver business projects on time and on budget, within agreed timescales and with allocated resources.

With increasing competition and the need for the innovation, organisations have increased their project activity leading to the need for professionals with knowledge about project management. Since no two projects are same, working in a project environment will be an intellectually stimulating experience. This programme covers important aspects about projects which can help in the successful delivery of projects.

Students, during their course of study, will develop key business skills, knowledge and experience in order to excel in a management career. Companies and organisations require graduates who have expert business knowledge, who can also demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills with the professional acumen to deal with challenges in a fast-paced corporate world. Students will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence.

The BA Honours Business Management (Project Management) programme is offered in full-time study mode and runs over 3 years. The programme consists of four 30 credit modules per year. The first year comprises four compulsory modules dedicated exclusively to a Business and Management programme. In the second year, students study three compulsory modules designed to expand knowledge of the behaviour of people in organisations, of operations management and of the business environment. In the second year students also undertake an optional module from a number of management discipline-specific modules, including human resource management, brand management and sustainable products.

In the final year students study two compulsory modules designed to advance skills and knowledge appropriate to graduate level and with a focus on business management and project management. These are modules in management strategy and managing business projects. In the final year students also undertake two options from managing and developing projects with software, developing successful project plans, or a research project.

A variety of learning, teaching and assessment strategies are employed in order to enhance the student experience and ensure that as wide a range as possible of appropriate skills and learning outcomes are met.  

Below are the various modules that you will study across three years.

Please refer to our Academic Calendar for further information: http://www.mdx.ac.ae/life-at-university/academic-calendar

Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

  • Year 1

    • Financial Aspects of Business (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to develop the financial understanding and knowledge of students within business organisations so as to enable them to make effective decisions and to assess the cost, economic and financial implications and outcomes of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge as well as to provide an understanding of key microeconomic and macroeconomic principles that inform business thought and practice.
    • Marketing Theory and Practice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module is designed to provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts and techniques, as they apply in a variety of organisations and in both conventional and online environments. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the core role of marketing in determining the growth potential of an enterprise, including the value of the marketing mix in ensuring successful marketing implementation and the significance of external and internal operating environments for marketing practice.
    • Management and Organisations ( Credits) - Compulsory
      The aim of this module is to enable students to understand how managers operate in organisations in an international context. It will cover the development of management and theories explaining organisational behaviour. Students will develop the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various management theories.
    • Applications and Research in Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module provides an interesting and enjoyable introduction to basic statistical, research, and ICT methods for the collection, analysis and presentation of business data. Students will be required to do calculations by hand and use appropriate software though the emphasis is on the interpretation and communication of results.
  • Year 2

    • Work, Organisation and Society (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the multifaceted social processes that are imperative to organizational life, and through which organisations may exert influence on ourselves as much as on society at large in order to pursue their objectives. The module will cover a wide array of theories pertaining to organizational behaviour, organization theory, sociology, psychology and economical issues as far as they are relevant for the understanding of these social processes. Students will develop their own abilities to analyse these theories critically, build up their own views on how to think and feel about these emergent issues as well as empower themselves with the capacity to argue and support these views in an academically rigorous manner.
    • Business Environment Analysis (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      In this module you will begin to acquire the knowledge and skills typically required for more advanced study of businesses and in managerial decision-making. You will learn to analyse business environments and handle information using techniques, models and frameworks that will also start to build higher level employability skills.
    • Sustainable Products (30 Credits) - Optional

      This module aims to examine the importance of sustainable products to firms in order to reduce climate-related risks. The module explores the factors behind developing sustainable products from the perspectives of the environment, the firm, and the product itself.

    • Brand Management (30 Credits) - Optional
      The aim of this module is to develop a student s understanding of branding, brand management and brand communications. In particular, the module will focus on developing strategies to create and sustain successful brands and on developing efficient brand communication strategies.
    • Human Resource Management in a Global Context (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module builds upon knowledge gained at level 4 about the business environment and about the general management functions operating within organisations and develops an understanding of the international context of dealing with people issues in organisations.
    • Operations Management (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to broaden and expand students knowledge of the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes. Cases and practical exercises are relevant to a variety of commercial, manufacturing and service organisations. The module builds on the IT and quantitative skills developed in the first year.
  • Year 3

    • Managing Business Projects (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to provide students with a detailed understanding, based on professional work in the field, of the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of projects in a variety of sectors. Students will be able to explore how projects are managed using up-to-date project management tools and technologies. The role of projects in the wider economy, within organisations will also be analysed and students will be able to enhance individual effectiveness in the world of work through practical work on project management.
    • Strategic Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations; to outline and offer a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy; to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels; to provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.
    • Managing & Developing Projects with Software (30 Credits) - Optional

      This module aims to provide an understanding of how Microsoft Project relates to the discipline of project management and to show how to use Project to design, plan and track project resources and schedule. Students will also be able to understand the effectiveness and limitations of using software in project management and enhance individual effectiveness in using Project software to track and correct project costs and schedule

    • Developing Successful Project Plans (30 Credits) - Optional

      This module aims to provide an understanding of the role of project plans in delivering strategic objectives and to show how the links between different components of a project contribute to successful delivery of projects; it will also provide students to enhance their individual effectiveness in contributing to planning and development of project plans

    • Research Project (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module provides an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate higher order employability skills such as the ability to design and deliver a small research project; learn independently and through supervision, and undertake an extended, methodical piece of work. A well-executed research project will give you something to distinguish yourself from your peers as well as the opportunity to show why you might be a superior candidate for graduate employment.

Taught sessions are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus (Block 16, 17, 04 and 19) during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Additional sessions might be scheduled over weekends or holiday periods and you can expect to receive plenty of notice for these. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.

You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. Such active approaches aim to put you at the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively, working and learning with other students as part of a small group. Learning activities may also occur both within and outside the classroom.

Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme may be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which could allow you flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.

Not confined by the time and space associated with traditional teaching methods you may take part in online discussions and learning activities from wherever you are studying. By engaging with e- learning you will also be developing skills which are essential for your learning and are also highly valued by employers. These include but are not limited to: working flexibly, communication, understanding of IT, team working and creating shared understandings based on quality resources and access to global expertise.

Academic Requirements

A Levels


(minimum two, maximum three subjects)

CCC

A*B

AA

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

(
minimum two, maximum three subjects)

MMM

DD

Access to HE Diploma

Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be at Merit or higher

International Baccalaureate

30

  • GCSE English and Maths with a minimum of Grade C are required
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our International Foundation Programme (IFP) course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.

English Language Requirements (Undergraduate)

All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

English Language Test

Entry Requirement

IELTS Academic

6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)

TOEFL Internet-based

72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)

PearsonPTE Academic

51

PearsonPTE General

Level 3


Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English Language

Entry Requirement

GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level English

(as a first or second language)

Grade C or Higher

CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards

Minimum grade of 70% in English

International Baccalaureate

Minimum grade 4 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)

West African/Nigerian Curriculum

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE 

Minimum grade “C6“


For admissions related enquiries, kindly contact our admissions team on 0097143678100 / 0097143751212 alternatively you can email on admissions@mdx.ac.ae

The programme aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to build a successful management career with a specialism in project management, in a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations. Project management is increasingly used by organisations and graduates from this programme may enter a wide range of positions and contribute to advancing their organisations. The combination of knowledge and expertise in project management, and broader business perspective can also provide the foundation for graduates to successfully set up and run their own business.

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