Master of Project Management Programme Information Session

With the high-speed development of the economy, the market has put forward higher and higher requirements for the management of enterprises or projects. The improvement of project management level not only helps to facilitate the internal operation efficiency and economic efficiency, but also contributes to the establishment of corporate image.


As a project manager who is directly responsible to the senior management of the company, how would you efficiently plan and master projects of different scope and complexity at a highly competitive global market? And how could you use the systematic viewpoints, methods and theories to effectively manage all the work involved in the project under the constraints of limited resources?


Dr. Paul W Chan, the Course Director of Project Management Programme at the University of Manchester, will visit the University of Manchester China Center on 14th January to give you a wonderful PM information session. Dr. Paul will interpret the special features of Project Management MSc Distance Learning Programme, and explore in depth about how PMDL could equip you with crucial management skills that ultimately facilitate your company growth to meet strategic goals. Special distinguished guests Mr. Matthew Knowles (Area Director of British Council) and Ms. Sherry Fu (Director of the University of Manchester China Centre) are invited to deliver a welcome speech. And Dr. Ian William Hutt (Head of Distance Learning Operations of Manchester University) is also invited to join the event!

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According to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Manchester is the 8th best in Europe and the 6th best in the UK. We were also ranked 7th in Europe and 3rd in the UK in the 2018 Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative Universities, and we're the 26th most international university in the world, according to Times Higher Education (2018).


University of Manchester Worldwide (UMW) was created in August 2017 to extend our distinctive world leading education to a much wider audience offering the University of Manchester education to those who are unable to study full time on campus.


Global Accreditations of Project Management: the programme is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Global Accreditation Centre (GAC).



Speaker: Dr. Paul W Chan, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester               

Dr. Paul W Chan co-leads the Management of Projects Research Group at the University of Manchester.  He teaches People, Organisations and Culture on the Management of Projects Group of Programmes.  He has a track record of researching human relations in project-based environments.  Paul’s research has real-world relevance, and he has managed a number of industry-funded PhD projects relating to how people cope with social, organisational and technological change.  He is Editor of Construction Management and Economics, a leading international peer-reviewed journal on the production of the built environment, and is Immediate Past Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM).  Paul co-authored Constructing Futures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), a book that examines leadership and futures thinking in the construction industry.  He has also authored/co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications.


Monday, 14th January


18:00 - Registration & Networking
18:30 - Welcome and Introduction
19:00 - Information session on PM

20:00 - Q&A


604, Shanghai Centre, 1376 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai


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Project Management Distance Learning Programme (PMDL) is an industry inspired programme that uses a Practice Based Learning approach to project management development. The programme is delivered through a fully distance-learning approach. The PMDL differs from other courses in that, rather than simply acquiring new knowledge and ideas, delegates are expected to adpot a reflective practice approach so that their learning can inform and be informed by their practises of managing projects in the workplace. The programme acts as a Community of Practice for delegates to network and communicate with their peers so that they can share experiences and practices across a wide array of organisations and project environments.

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