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Welcome to Foundations of Project Management
Welcome to Foundations of Project Management, a free two-week taster course for Coventry University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.   

This degree is aimed at those who wish to develop an in-depth understanding of how an enterprise operates. You can study the MBA course on campus or online, either as a comprehensive management and leadership programme or with specialised pathways.  

Over the next two weeks, you’ll explore some of the topics covered by the full degree, experiencing what it’s like to learn online at your own pace. You will be introduced to the key concepts of project management, including types of projects, the characteristics of a project manager, the project lifecycle, and project initiation.  

Throughout this course, you will:   

  • Discuss the differences between projects and business operations  
  • Explore key concepts related  to project management 
  • Consider how you might develop your project management skills and obtain professional qualifications 
  • Review the key stages in the project lifecycle and highlight the important features of each stage  
  • Gain an understanding of what project initiation is and why that matters  
  • Consider how projects are selected  

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