MBA with Project Management

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100% Online MBA with Project Management

  • Apply by : 11 Jun 2024
  • To start : 24 Jun 2024
  • Total fees : £8,400
  • Per module fees : £700

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Why choose St Mary's University

Teaching excellence

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Strong career outcomes

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Top 5 in UK for teaching quality (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Fully flexible study

100% online part-time learning


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Career path

10 industry-focused MBA specialisations

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Sharpen your managerial skills and strategic project management expertise with St Marys’ 100% online MBA in Project Management

St Mary’s University London’s 100% online MBA in Project Management enhances your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organisational management, corporate planning and more. In our digital classroom, you will apply the theories you learn to real-world workplace challenges, collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

The project management specialisation comprises three courses to help you effectively manage, monitor, and track every phase of a project from calculating and mitigating project risk, optimising resources, and ensuring alignment and strong communication within your team. You will learn skills such as planning, resource allocation, time management, technical abilities, negotiation, and quality control. Furthermore, you will learn how to incorporate concepts and methods used by leading project management professionals and industry associations. 

You’ll develop your capacity to: 

  • develop a comprehensive leadership framework incorporating relevant theories, styles, and strategies to manage and motivate project teams towards project success
  • evaluate the benefits and limitations of project management methodologies and develop strategies to implement best practices that align with project objectives and stakeholder expectations
  • apply the project life cycle, phases, and knowledge areas to effectively plan, execute, monitor, and control projects from initiation to closure
  • develop effective organisational project risk management strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate project risks and uncertainties
  • use project execution, monitoring, and controlling principles, tools, and techniques to effectively manage project performance
  • develop and execute communication strategies for effective project leadership, performance and project communication.

And grow your career

The demand for skilled project managers has never been higher. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) expects 22 million new project management job openings by 2027. Our MBA in Project Management develops the organisational and leadership skills required to manage projects and people, and pave a career path in roles including: Project Manager, Project Analyst, General Manager, Operations Director, Programme Manager, Project Management Consultant and more.

With a programme designed for you

This programme is tailored to the needs of time-pressured professionals looking to maintain the demands of work, family and life while progressing their careers. Gain the business and leadership skills central to management, alongside specialist project management knowhow including, project planning, scoping, resource management and more. Pick up your studies anywhere and at any time with completely online and part-time learning and experience the flexibility needed to learn while you earn.

Programme Modules

Project Management
Gain an understanding of the key concepts, tools, and practices of project management. You’ll adopt a managerial process approach to project management, involving the initiation, planning, execution, control, and close of a project. Major topics include learning about project:
  • scope
  • time
  • cost
  • quality
  • risk
  • resources
  • communications
You will also learn how to become an effective project manager.
Project Planning, Execution & Quality Control
Analyse the principles, tools, and techniques for the execution, monitoring, and control of project performance, specifically schedule, cost, and scope. You’ll learn the tools, techniques, and software needed to establish a project baseline and control the impact of changes to schedule and cost. You’ll cover a range of topics including: network diagrams, estimating time and resources, creating and controlling the project baseline, crashing the network, optimisation and heuristics techniques for resource allocation, earned value management, and statistical control tools.
Project Leadership & Communication
Develop your soft skills including leading teams, communicating strategies and plans, building trust, facilitating teamwork, and supporting diversity. Find out how the process of constructing effective communication plans helps to ensure all team members are operating under the same assumptions and learn how to apply common management and leadership strategies to the project management process. You’ll take away knowledge and skills that will help make you a more effective, efficient and trusted leader for project success.
Business Strategy
Gain a perspective on organisations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. You’ll apply learned strategic analysis and managerial thinking to organisations to make better decisions that improve the competitive position and provide value for its key stakeholders. Finally, you’ll explore the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.
Finance for Managers
Examine the key financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organisation's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalising the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed from a managerial perspective.
Economics for Managers
Explore key economic concepts, theories, analytical techniques and the economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model, the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures are also analysed at the firm level, while macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Financial Accounting and Analysis
Many business decisions throughout every level of an organisation are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organisational efficiency and profits through analysing financial statement information. Finally. you’ll examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.
Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
Equip yourself with the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also explore the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.
Marketing Management
Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organisation's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organisation can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.
Operations Management

Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.

Business Intelligence & Visualisation Tools
Business Intelligence (BI) uses historical data to better understand and thereby improve business performance, as well as create new strategic opportunities for growth. Part of this process is to display the results in graphical images for easier understanding. Examine the technologies used to support organisational decision-making. You’ll develop an understanding of data organisation, and examine the BI processes and techniques used in transforming data into knowledge and value. Various functions and applications of business intelligence are described, including but not limited to reporting, online analytical processing, data visualisation and business process management.
Research Methods for Business and Management
Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You'll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research. This course has an applied focus. You'll identify a feasible research topic through readings and assignments and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions are identified and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how to carry it out for optimal effectiveness in research. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also examine the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.

Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MBA you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.

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