Project Manager

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What is a Project Manager?
Project managers are responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects and must be competent in managing the six aspects of a project: scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resources. Project managers can work in a variety of sectors from business, construction and engineering to IT, marketing and retail.

What skills do Project Managers need?
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Planning & Time Management
  • Risk & Cost Management
  • Negotiating
  • Critical Thinking
  • Task Management
  • Quality Management

What qualifications do you need to become a Project Manager?
It is not a necessary requirement to have a degree to become a Project Manager in a general role although a background in business or project management would be useful. For more specific project management roles, subject knowledge is more important so an undergraduate degree in a related subject will prove useful.

How much can a Project Manager earn?
According to Indeed, the #1 job site, the average salary for a Project Manager in 2018 is £46,141 per year in the United Kingdom and $80,667 per year in the United States.

How do I gain the skills to become a Project Manager?
The following list of courses provides you with a step-by-step path to help you gain the necessary skills to land a job as a Project Manager. The open online courses are open to anyone and are delivered by top universities and organisations. Little to no previous experience is required - you can follow the step-by-step path or select the courses that are most relevant to your needs.

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