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MScConstruction Commercial Management

Tuition fee £11,500.00 per year
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westminster.ac.uk/..mercial-management-msc 

Overview

This innovative postgraduate construction course is aimed at graduates who are already in, or have been in, construction-related employment, and who aspire to senior positions in the field of commercial management. The course aims to develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients, and the context and constraints within which projects are procured and undertaken.

You will gain greater knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts, principles, techniques, and intellectual and practical skills needed for the commercial management of construction projects. You will have the opportunity to plan and implement a personal research project related to commercial management. The course utilises web based technologies in the delivery and extensive use is made of enquiry based learning to enhance lifelong learning skills.

The blended learning approach offers flexible access to the core content, while still providing the discipline and structure of regular attendance at the University. The design of the part-time course recognises the significant challenges of combining postgraduate-level study with full-time professional employment.

Programme structure

Core modules

COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT
You will investigate the commercial considerations for the optimisation of financial performance of organisations, the role of owners, partners and stakeholders, and the successful management of major construction projects.

CONSTRUCTION DISSERTATION OR WORK-RELATED PROJECT
In this module you will identify a topic or project directly related to construction management which will provide a basis for a research study. You will develop explicit goals and devise an appropriate methodology, undertake the research study and produce a dissertation/project.

CONSTRUCTION LAW FOR CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
Through this module you will examine the legal context within which construction projects are procured, managed and delivered. The module investigates the key areas of the law that affect contract management including Tort, Contract, Statutory Legislation and Dispute Resolution.

CORPORATE MANAGEMENT
In this module you will investigate strategic management issues in relation to organisations that commission and deliver construction projects.

ECONOMICS OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
In this module you will look at the economics of the construction sector, the economic environment in which construction firms operate, and the economic role of the construction industry both nationally and internationally.

PROCUREMENT
In this module you will look at the key stages in the process of procuring consultants and contractors for construction projects, the critical success factors, client requirements, the statutory and legal framework, the concept of best value, shortlisting and pre-qualification.

RISK MANAGEMENT FOR PROJECTS
In this module you will investigate the management of uncertainty and risk in a construction project environment, examining qualitative, but mainly quantitative, techniques.

Career opportunities

At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organisations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses.

Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available, and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies.

We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff take into account the latest data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Pre-deadline
Feb 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.