What does a business and financial project manager do?
Business and financial project managers plan and manage a wide variety of projects – a role that is required across most career sectors. Your tasks could include:
- gaining a full understanding of what your organisation or customer wants to achieve
- drawing up project plans, detailing timescales, resources and budgets required
- bringing together teams of people to deliver projects
- sourcing the services and resources needed, and negotiating costs with other suppliers
- overseeing projects and monitoring plans to ensure deadlines are met
- ensuring projects stay within budget and work is up to standard
What do I need to do to become a business and financial project manager?
There are no specific qualifications required to become a business and financial project manager. However, previous experience of organising and managing resources and costs is desirable.
Although there are no specific requirements, A levels in business, economics and other numerate subjects would be relevant.
Alternatively, level 2 or 3 business-related courses would also be relevant. Or it may eventually be possible to progress into this role through a business apprenticeship.
- Foundation degree in a related subject
- Degree in a related subject
- Professional project management qualification e.g. PRINCE2
Where to find out more
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