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Business Fundamentals - Project Management

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Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools with this Business Fundamentals - Project Management course from The Open University by FutureLearn.


Whatever the type or scale of your project, delivering great results, on time and budget, is always a challenge.

This online Business Fundamentals - Project Management course from The Open University by FutureLearn introduces you to the essential skills and processes that support successful project management and helps you apply them to your own context.

While other project management courses propose complex methods and techniques, this course will give you the skill-set to play an active role in a project environment right away.

You will also gain confidence with project document templates in Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as some web tools for project management.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the main aspects of each phase of the project lifecycle

  • Apply principles and techniques of effective project management

  • Identify models and templates to assist project management

  • Develop time management, prioritisation, communication, and team management skills


This course is accredited by EOCCS, the first international quality benchmark for online courses in business and management education.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Project management definition

  • Project lifecycle

  • Initiation phase: scope and objectives definition, project stakeholders analysis

  • Planning phase: Work Breakdown Structure, Gantt diagram, project budget, project team creation, project risk assessment, the Critical Path Method

  • Execution phase: kick-off meeting, project monitoring and control, project team meetings, earned value analysis, project team motivation, evaluation and incentives

  • Closure phase: project review and learning from closed projects

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • 3 hrs/week

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  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is aimed at those already or likely to be involved in projects whether professional or personal. It assumes no prior project management or business knowledge, though an interest in the topic would be beneficial. 

  • Whether you’re at the start of your career and need an introduction to the subject, or you’ve been managing projects for years and are seeking to reflect on your experiences, you will get a lot out of this formal, yet practice-oriented, learning experience.

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