The Open University - Business Management: Project Management

Develop in-demand project management skills and take your career to the next level, with The Open University that created this microcredential.
  • The Open University, England
  • 569 $
  • 3 Months
  • Online
  • 24 October 2022

Course Information

The skills to manage a project are becoming increasingly important across all sectors. The ability to effectively deliver a project can set you apart from your peers and help you stand out in your organisation.

This microcredential will introduce you to the core principles, tools, and techniques needed to lead, or successfully contribute to, projects that add value and deliver positive outcomes.

Whether you’re already involved in projects or looking to move into a project management role, this microcredential will help you get to grips with the fundamentals and how to apply them to a project with confidence.

You’ll learn how to anticipate challenges and opportunities, manage risk, communicate effectively with your team, and gain the trust and support of stakeholders. You’ll also be able to understand key principles such as justifying investment, validating project viability, and delivering value.

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • Explain project management terminology and key concepts
  • Identify risks and issues and evaluate solutions
  • Lead a project team for success
  • Assess and plan a project
  • Lead stakeholder and project team relationships.


This microcredential would benefit anyone currently working in a project management environment or in a role that contributes to projects.

In particular, it will help:

  • Project managers and leads who lack formal qualifications
  • Professionals who are new to project management
  • Professionals who would like to broaden their business management skillset
  • Junior professionals who would like to progress to management level
  • Self-employed professionals looking to develop project management skills


The skills you’ll learn will be relevant for learners from countries around the world.


About the University / School

The Open University is a public research university and with more than 170,000 students it is the University with the largest number of students in the UK. Worldwide The Open University has more than 2 million students. They offer flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications. With more than 50 years of experience in delivering part-time flexible education, the University has broadened its range of programmes to suit all needs.


Learning Format

Your learning, your rules- this course is split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like.

Join a global classroom- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners.

Map your progress- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control.

You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to read any announcements relating to your microcredential.

This microcredential consists of a single course of 10 week length. You are supposed to dedicate 10 study hours per week.

Once you’ve successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive your academic credits from The Open University. You’ll also have ongoing, unlimited access to the course materials.


Entry Requirements

This is an undergraduate level course, suitable for anyone interested in project management. No previous qualifications or experience of running a project are necessary although experience of being part of a project team would be beneficial.


Apply before:

24 October 2022

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The Open University - The Open University - Business Management: Project Management