/MSc Project Management (Data Analytics)

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Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Type: Masters (taught)

Start date: 14/09/2020

End date: 31/08/2021

Subjects: Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Project

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

More data is available to businesses than ever before. With our MSc Project Management (Data Analytics) you’ll learn how to listen to what this data has to say – and how to use this information to guide your decision-making in managing and controlling projects.

 

This is one of our new Project Management courses – bringing vital management skills together with expertise in data analytics. You will learn to manage the process which looks at the movement and interpretation of data with a focus on the business context, enabling you to obtain actionable business insight and solve business problems using analytics.

 

So you’ll start off studying the fundamental principles in the delivery and management of projects. From there, you’ll specialise in solving business problems with available data. Using statistical methods and the latest commercial software, you’ll learn how to collect, validate, analyse and interpret data – and, crucially, how to present your findings to clients and colleagues in a clear, visual and coherent way.

 

Our teaching staff are professionals from a range of backgrounds, from engineering and the environmental industries, railways and digital forensics. With their support, by the time you finish, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a rounded project professional, with senior project management roles in your sights.

 

Non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,000 will be available to postgraduate masters students – click here to find out more information

 

Optional placement year

This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

Who is this course for

The skills and understanding you’ll develop on our MSc can open the doors to roles as a Global Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Business Analyst (Technology) in a variety of sectors including consulting and operations.

What will I learn

You’ll study eight core units, covering areas including Management of Projects Fundamentals, Data Visualisation and Computational Statistics, as well as an in-depth masters research project.

 

In your Masters year, you will study:

 

Core units: 

  • Management of Projects Fundamentals
  • Management of Projects Professional Practice
  • Project Delivery 1: Project Scheduling, Finance and Resource Management
  • Project Delivery 2: Managing Risks, Quality and Benefits
  • Probability and Data Visualisation
  • Computational Statistics
  • Data Management and Machine Learning
  • Individual Research Project

 

Postgraduate Industrial Placement Year

Following completion of the academic credits for their MSc award, students gain additional practice credits by working for a minimum of 36 weeks and maximum 42 weeks (excluding paid and statutory holidays) in an industrial setting, relevant to the student’s programme. The placement provides the opportunity to develop a professional career development plan and to apply academic knowledge in the workplace, as well as acquiring additional specialist expertise and transferable skills through responsibilities and contributions to the employer’s business.

 

Optional placement year

Strengthen your skill set by spending time in real-life situations, applying the skills you’ve learned throughout your academic studies in a practical industry environment. This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set. Learning things that can’t be taught or experienced in a classroom, you’ll gain hands-on experience and an inside knowledge of industrial practice. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

 

The University’s Careers Service will assist students in finding suitable placements. There will also be plenty of help and advice from University staff within the Department of Engineering. After finding a placement, your tutors will be on hand to ensure this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations, to make sure that you get the most from your time in industry.

 

A placement fee of £1850 applies.

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