Strategic Management is the process of creating, implementing and evaluating decisions that enable an organisation to achieve its goals and objectives. The varying and complex nature of the construction industry has led to an increase in demand for managers with the skills to develop and implement plans that espouse the goals and objectives of their organisation. The process of Strategic Construction Management is a continuous one that changes as the organizational goals and objectives evolve. This Certificate in Strategic Construction Management has been designed in order to equip students with the skills to devise and successfully deploy strategic initiatives within their Construction organisation. This 30 credit certificate program (Minor Award) will provide the participants with an appreciation, knowledge, tools and techniques for effective strategic Management within the Construction industry. This course will be delivered fully online part time, normally over 1 academic year.
This course provides the participants with a full overview and understanding of the processes that are required to develop and implement strategic construction management which incorporates the core project management principles. The course aims to provide the participant with the training, skills and practical experience to plan and deliver strategic oversight for projects programme delivery philosophies. It will foster the participant's intellectual development, and ability to communicate effectively through various media. As the construction industry continues to adopt these approaches, this course is ideal for recently qualified graduates within the construction industry and experienced employees looking to up skill to meet the coming challenges. The course will provide excellent opportunities for career progression.
The Certificate in Strategic Construction Management is a 30 credit program offered via online distance learning through live lectures (which are also recorded for revision etc) over a period of one year on a part-time basis. The program consists of six subject modules. The student can complete the course of 30 credits at their own pace over a number of years subject to availability of modules. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be uploaded to a Moodle course management system. Examinations can also be undertaken online, with no requirement to visit the campus.