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University of Edinburgh: Leading Major Programmes

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme will equip you with the formative knowledge and skills required by successful leaders of major programmes. It will cover all the basics for programme management and provide fundamental insights into the political and relationship management capabilities that are essential for Chairs, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, client sponsors and supply chain leadership teams to navigate risks in a major programme context.

Uniquely, the programme will also innovatively cover topics of contemporary relevance, providing you with knowledge and techniques in:

  • Data science and AI to enable you to develop effective digital strategies;

  • Negotiation to enable you to craft better deals, as well as manage teams and other project relationships more efficiently;

  • Resilience, to develop personal, collective and project resilience to help cope with uncertainty and change at all these levels; and

  • Philosophy to realise the value of right types of thinking and thought-ecosystems to successful leadership.

The programme will best suit mid-career professionals working as clients, project managers, engineers, delivery agents, contractors or project reviewers/auditors. It will be taught by a mix of academics and senior programme managers with hard-won lessons learned to pass on.

You will be taught through classroom and studio-based lectures, tutorials and student-directed learning.

Intensive 3 to 5-day blocks of on-campus activities (lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars) will be complemented with meaningful online teaching.

Overall, you will be required to be on campus for 10 blocks of 3 to 5 days over the two years of your studies.

Assessment is by individual and group project reports and coursework, and your dissertation (if studying for the MSc).

Throughout the programme support will be provided by programme staff and course tutors through informal and formal communication channels.

For more information, please view the programme prospectus.

MSc

University of Edinburgh 

 University of EdinburghInspiring the world since 1583 
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 16th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from some 156 countries, creating a unique Edinburgh experience.

We provide a stimulating working, learning, and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

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