This specialization responds to a growing need to train managers who can plan and manage industrial, services-related, or cultural projects. Project-based organizations in many public organizations and private companies require project team managers to have advanced skills.
This specialization requires a teaching method focusing on learning by doing through real-life projects. To this end, the UHA develops partnerships with businesses, regional CCIs, and the Centre Européen d’Entreprise et d’Innovation Alsace (Alsace European Business and Innovation Centre) their mission to help with the creation of new and innovative businesses. The idea is also to create a technology transfer tool in management based on specific areas of expertise. The aim is to build an innovative way of acquiring, exchanging, and developing Management knowledge. Therefore this is a double specialization.
The challenge is to offer an architecture that allows for a diverse range of incoming (and therefore outgoing) student profiles while certifying the Master’s level for the various targeted professional circles. Technology transfer is the expression of a diverse range of profiles on offer within a defined competency area: Project Management.
Expertise and skills in addition to general managerial skills, the following skills are acquired during the course:
Mastery of assessment, planning, and project management tools;
Leadership, or the ability to motivate, involve, and make people work together, and learn to make better use of their skills;
Relational skills, because the project manager is the main point of contact for the internal functions but also customers, suppliers, and various partners;
Capacity for anticipation and decision-making in unpredictable or antagonistic situations;
Understanding of markets and technologies.
Information Systems Project Manager; Industrial Project Manager; Research & Development Project Manager; Innovative Business Founder.
There are career opportunities in the following industries: Industrial companies, large or medium-sized; Commercial enterprises that promote or wish to promote international expansion; Service companies (banks, consultancy firms, international trading companies, etc.); Local authorities, public and parastatal bodies. The course offers the skills needed by entrepreneurs, particularly in small or medium-sized companies.
Considering that starting a company is a project in itself, it makes sense to combine this training with entrepreneurship training for students wishing to start their businesses.