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2016/17 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE5922M Construction Business Management

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Mr K Moodley

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

This module is not approved as an Elective


To provide an understanding of the complexities of businesses operating in construction environments.

Learning outcomes
- Understanding the business issues that need considerattion in a construction context;
- Appreciation of finance and change in construction;
- An understanding of the role of leadership;
- Ability to undertake a risk analysis;
- Understanding of the role of leadership, ethics and professionalism.

Skills outcomes
- Flexibility
- Initiative
- Planning and Organisation
- Professionalism
- Research Skills
- Self Awareness
- Social/Cultural Sensitivity
- Use of Knowledge


Business models in the context of construction, strategic management, financial assessment and cash flow, risk analysis in business, multi-project environments, whole life approaches, professions, ethics and corporate responsibility.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Case Study25.0010.00
Private study hours60.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Preparation of case study material for seminars (6 hours)
- Preparation of material for exercises (10 hours)
- Independent study of material from lectures (24 hours)
- Preparation for exams (22 hours)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Case study analysis during sessions. VLE Monitoring of activities.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 07/11/2016


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