Learn the tools and techniques you need to lead projects to success.

On this Leading and Managing Projects course, you’ll examine the processes that guarantee the delivery of successful projects.

  • Study the requirements for effective project management.
  • Enhance your skills in resource management and communication.
  • Learn to react capably to both predictable and unpredictable situations.

Access this focused part of our MBA on an online course you can fit around full-time work.

Build credits towards an MBA

This online course is part of:

Provided you meet the degree entry requirements, you may be able to use the credits you earn on this course towards this MBA.

What you’ll study

On this online short course, you’ll study the organisation of and approaches to projects.

You’ll also:

  • train in a number of strategies and frameworks you can use to plan and execute successful projects
  • explore different project management methods, including traditional and agile
  • apply your learning to real-life scenarios and reflect on your own personal experience and skills.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to…

  • Explain how projects are defined and the project life cycle.
  • Recognise the common problems associated with managing projects.
  • Describe the elements of planning.
  • Develop a plan and resource profile for a project.
  • Discuss the impact of, and different approaches to, risk management.
  • Communicate the importance of, and the process for, reporting progress during the project.

How you’ll study

Online learning

Our Leading and Managing Projects course is delivered part-time, 100% online. You can study with us anywhere in the world and manage your study hours to suit you.

Part of our online MBA (Global), this course is taught at Masters level.

Your teaching

Course materials are carefully planned and structured. You’ll have unlimited access to our custom-built study platform, designed for ease of use and communication. Also available as an app, you can study on computer, smartphone and tablet 24/7.

Guidance and support is one-to-one and unlimited. Your tutor will respond to any questions and provide feedback on your coursework within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including:

  • videos
  • projects
  • online tutorials
  • reading materials
  • discussion boards with colleagues and tutors
  • the online resources of our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Your tutors

You’ll learn from experienced academics and researchers from the University of Aberdeen’s Business School.


This course is assessed entirely online via:

  • a project in project planning (40% of your final grade)
  • a reflective review in the form of a 2,000-word essay (60% of your final grade).

Your course coordinator

Where this will take you

Towards an MBA

You’ll earn 15 credits at Masters level (SCQF Level 11) with this course. Provided you meet the degree entry requirements, you may be able to use these credits towards our:

Online MBA (Global)

  • The only 100% online MBA from an ancient UK university.
  • Tailored to your career and research goals.
  • Develops key skills in leadership, innovation, change management, strategy development, sales and marketing.

Build your learning

We have a range of online business and leadership courses you can use to build your skills, earn university credits, and gain postgraduate qualifications.


Your employer or professional institute may recognise this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Talk to your employer or institute to find out more.

Free career support

Access our free careers service while you study.

  • 1:1 appointments
  • CV checks
  • Interview prep
  • Job opportunities

See how our careers service can help you.

Entry requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you.

The course is delivered at Masters level. At this level, you’d usually have at least:

  • a 2:2 (second-class) undergraduate degree
  • or relevant experience that supports this level of study.

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