Start Date: Mon 8 Jan 18, study spread over 3 years.
This course is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of Business Skills College, Defence Academy.
Although programme management has its roots in project management, the two disciplines are markedly different and good project managers do not necessarily make good programme managers. This course will develop both programme and project management competence in an environment which brings together both Ministry of Defence and public sector supplier personnel in a unique 'customer and supplier' environment. Specifically, students gain the capabilities needed for the implementation of strategic change through project management or programme leadership in a defence industry or public sector context. We provide students with an on-line learning portal, through which they can access a wide range of facilities. This portal will provide access to course material and other services including: access to the library with its series of on-line databases; course administration, news and timetables; document templates to help students set out work they have to submit and a communication and information facility.
Takes you on to further senior career opportunities in programme and project management (PPM) which are increasingly becoming an integral part of organisational or business strategy implementation.
Please contact the course administrator for more information.
A key development course to support the needs of the business.
The are no restrictions for this course.
There are no exemptions for this course.
Normally a 1st or 2nd class UK honours degree or equivalent in a quantitative discipline. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable. Students whose native language is not English, must attain an IELTS score of 6.5.
Suitable for senior managers and professionals in both the public and private defence sectors who are developing their roles as programme and project managers. As well as practising programme or project managers, potential applicants may currently be in strategic or senior operational roles in procurement, research and development, design and manufacturing, commerce, finance or information systems. This course is centrally funded less T&S and is primarily aimed at mid career officers (Major (OF3) rank) and above, equivalent grade MOD Civil Servants, in an associated career field or employment.