MSc in Project Management

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Program Description
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AACSB Accredited

MSc in Project Management

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

  • Focus on specialist skills
  • Excellent opportunities for peer learning
  • Immediate benefits in your workplace
  • Expert faculty

What is the programme about


Business change, new products, new facilities, new systems and new technology are all achieved through projects in companies. This MSc in Project Management programme gives you an understanding of the technical and behavioural skills essential for successful project management.

Objectives


This programme delivers a comprehensive learning experience and build skills that otherwise would take a decade of experience to acquire.

What will You learn


The MSc in Project Management programme covers the fundamentals of professional project management, such as planning, methodology, leadership and teamwork, and gives you the opportunity to learn and test world-ranking software and simulation tools for project planning and control.

How will You benefit


You will be able to make a significant contribution to your organisation and your career.


Programme structure


This is a two-year, part-time degree, which takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. There are two classes per evening, between 5:00pm and 7:00pm and 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

The programme is broken down into three semesters each year. Examinations take place at the end of semesters one and two. During the third semester you must complete a research project. You can substitute your research project in year one or year two for a selection of three elective courses.

Curriculum


To complete the programme, students must take the following core modules and complete a summer project.

  • Business Strategy
  • Project Feasibility and Evaluation
  • Project Finance
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Project Risk and Information Management
  • Project Tools and Techniques
  • Project Contracts
  • Managing Clients and Contractor Relations
  • Managing and Leading Project Teams
  • International Projects
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Development
  • Problem Projects and Turnarounds

Target audience


This is a professional programme aimed at people who are working in or entering a project environment in areas, such as information systems, new product development, marketing, operations, finance, human resource management, engineering or science.

Entry requirements

  • You must have a university degree or equivalent professional qualification with at least three years’ relevant work experience.
  • Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.
  • If English is not your native language, unless you have done your primary degree through English, an English language qualification is required (eg: IELTS/TOEFL). IELTS – an overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6 in each section. TOEFL – a minimum of 100 on the internet-based test, or 250 on the computer based test; or 600 on the paper-based test.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
24 months
Part time
Price
Price
9,250 EUR
Information
Deadline
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
Ireland Dublin
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 24 months
Price 9,250 EUR
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