Why this course?
The substantial gap in knowledge and skills required to manage innovative and transformative projects, and the forecasted global demand for graduates who are able to address future challenges, makes the potential employment opportunities for graduates of our new MSc Project Management and Innovation, truly outstanding.
Combining an analytical and hands-on approach to projects aimed at addressing real-world issues critically and pragmatically, this new masters degree will fully prepare you for career opportunities in management and policy-making positions in all sectors ranging from private firms (manufacturing, services, etc) to public organisations (government, healthcare, etc).
Based in the Department of Strategy & Organisation at Strathclyde Business School, this 12-month masters programme draws on the contributions of leading academic experts across key, relevant disciplines - project management, innovation, strategy and organisation - as well as from Strathclyde's new Technology & Innovation Centre.
On completion of the programme you'll have gained:
- comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key issues in managing technology and innovation
- a thorough understanding of the role of projects in delivering innovation and change in products, processes and services
- a set of practical skills for managing projects with a high uncertainty and innovation content and/or which have innovation and change as the main target
Among the distinctive features of the course are:
- a highly practical, career-focused programme, addressing a global skills gap for effective project managers
- core project management classes enhanced and embedded by professional development and project management in practice modules
- a Consulting in Practice module, which provides an opportunity to put into practice all that you've learned from the programme and allows you, as part of a small team, to work on a live issue for a client organisation
- collaboration and engagement with the University’s Technology & Innovation Centre and associated companies
First or second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject.
There's no requirement for prior work experience.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language isn't English, an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) is required.
A degree in project management is the ideal start to building a successful career in management.
Project management is used in all industry sectors. In engineering, construction and events management, business is fully managed using project-based structures and techniques. In areas such as finance, mass manufacturing and retail, project management is increasingly being adopted to improve business and enable change.
A project management graduate will find a variety of opportunities with many large companies hiring through graduate apprenticeship schemes. Once employed, a trainee project manager will begin by managing small-scale projects. However, due to the fast-moving nature of this work, and the exposure to the wider business and to senior management that this role affords, a competent practitioner will quickly progress to larger and more complex roles. These roles often encompass external facing responsibilities such as client liaison and supply chain control.
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