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Liverpool John Moores University

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The perception of project management as a discipline today is much more holistic following the emergence of total quality management a growing interest in management processes and developing practices in information technology and finance. This, together with a gradual cultural change in the UK construction industry and the demand for continuing professional development has increased the need for high quality programmes of study. In recognising the demands placed on busy professional people JMU has adopted an innovative and flexible approach for the delivery of this course. The Masters degree in Construction Project Management is designed to develop the student's knowledge and practical skills, preparing them for variety of Project Management roles in the construction and property sectors. It is also ideally suited for individuals from other sectors of the economy involved in the procurement of built assets, for example on behalf of project sponsors in the public sector. Effective project managers need to plan and control every aspect of a construction project on behalf of the client. This calls for vision during each stage, covering the activities of a range of professions within the industry. To ensure clients' requirements are properly met project managers must understand their business and the wider economic and social context within which the client operates. Project management is a highly challenging role, requiring individuals of the highest ability to lead and integrate a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. Increasingly complex organisational structures coupled with rapid technological change require project managers to be aware of, and appreciate the need for sophisticated communications systems. About the School The School of the Built Environment at Liverpool John Moores University is one of the leading providers of post-graduate teaching, learning and business focused research in property and construction. Its mission is the provision of high quality education, scholarship, research and enterprise activities to help generate business success and to create a more sustainable built environment. A fundamental philosophy underpinning the School?s study and research programmes is the need to embed a critical understanding of the issues driving the sustainability agenda to ensure graduates can contribute to the development of long-term sustainable solutions. The School works in close partnership with industry and practice through scholarship, research, consultancy and the provision for lifelong learning, ensuring that post-graduate education is responsive to the changing needs of industry, government, local communities and professional practice. Our courses deliver a comprehensive and forward looking academic knowledge base, embedded in the professional and transferable skills required by industry. The School of the Built Environment is recognised as a leading contributor of enhanced applied and ?blue skies? knowledge blending traditional built environment fields of research with innovative and highly advanced areas of engineering. The Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Research Centre (BEST) has been awarded Institute status in recognition of its outstanding work and is supported internationally by the EU, UK and USA Ministry of Defence, Carbon Trust and Technology Strategy Board as well as by industrial partners including United Utilities, NHS, Tarmac and Taylor Woodrow. The School also enjoys a strong record in business partnering with several local, national and international organisations, particularly through the DTI Knowledge Transfer Partnership Scheme. These projects are aimed at adding value to the business through the delivery of innovative solutions and the provision of a creative working environment.

The perception of project management as a discipline today is much more holistic following the emergence of total quality management a growing interest in management processes and developing practices in information technology and finance. This, together with a gradual cultural change in the UK construction industry and the demand for continuing professional development has increased the need for...

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