Bachelor of Arts in Business and Project Management


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Bachelor of Arts in Business and Project Management

Bachelor of Arts in Business and Project Management

Course Fee

MVR 3,750 Per Month x 36 Months

Awarding Body
Villa College
January / May / September
3 Years
Level 7

Programme Details


The heart of project management is ensuring that a project is completed successfully by getting it completed on time, with the available resources, within the set budgets and consistent with the project requirements and quality. Whether that is developing a brand, rolling out a new product, managing a sporting event, developing a facility, or adapting a firm or project in terms of sustainability, this programme will allow students to turn strategists’ visions into reality. The activities and assessments will allow students to work within complex teams, get hands-on experience and ultimately complete a dynamic yet enjoyable learning journey. The programme will give students a learning path to effectively plan, manage, and execute industry projects and achieve business goals. With a surging demand in the field of project management, this programme aims to fill in the talent gap by developing a community that not only has competent knowledge in the field but also the essential skills needed to advance into managerial roles. Also, the double major degree in this programme enables the students to be versatile in both project management and business needs. This dual specialization gives them a distinctive advantage to become and stay competitive in the workforce and make the most of their undergraduate degree.

General Entry Criteria

  • 2 passes in A Level/HSC (At GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above. HSC pass is considered C and above.) OR

  • Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field OR

  • Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study Program approved for the specific Diploma program.

Alternative Entry Criteria

  • Completion of a Level 4 qualification (unrelated), and successful completion of an MQA-approved University Preparation Program OR

  • 20 years old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience, and successful completion of an MQA-approved University Preparation Program

Core Modules

Year 1

1. Introduction to Business Management

2. Principles of Marketing

3. Fundamentals of Project Management

4. Principles of Economics

5. Accounting for Business

6. Information Systems for Management

7. Business Communication

8. Project Network scheduling and graphics

Exit with Diploma in Business and Project Management

Year 2

  1. Organizational Behaviour

  2. Data analytics and project reporting

  3. Operations and Supply Chain Management

  4. Decision Making for Management

  5. Business Research Methods

  6. Professional Skills

  7. Project Finance and Procurement

  8. Corporate Governance

  9. Exit with Advanced Diploma in Business and Project Management

Year 1

  1. Project Quality Management and Value Engineering

  2. Strategic management

  3. International Project Management

  4. Business project OR

  5. Enterprise project

  6. Managing People

  7. Project Risk Analysis and Management

The broader goals of the programme are as follows:

  • To contribute to the economy by developing human capital competent to shape the future of industries.

  • To strengthen the capacity of youth by creating a mindset for critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity.

  • To cater to different industries with trained individuals with the competencies to address the requirements of changing business environments, focusing on different areas of project management.

  • To enhance employability skills and enable a career advancement path for those aspiring to work in the field of project management and/or business.

  • To develop a community of change-creators striving to add value to society

Course Fee: MVR 3,750 Per Month x 36 Months
(MVR 1,908 per month under government free degree scheme)

Upon successful completion of this programme participants will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate a critical and insightful approach to the project management needs of a business

  • Graduate with the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real-time business issues and have essential employability skills

  • Have the critical skills and creativity to respond to opportunities and find innovative solutions to challenging business problems 

  • Work collaboratively in dynamic teams and be able to motivate and lead team members

  • Have the resilience and dedication to strive for performance excellence while maintaining personal ethics and social responsibility

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