Master in Project Management

OBS International - Online Business School

Program Description

Master in Project Management

OBS International - Online Business School

Online Master for project managers to achieve the skills on leading, planning and supervising global projects

Overview of the Master in Project Management Español y Bilingüe

Current market dynamism and the companies that drive it give rise to an increasing need to manage multiple projects at once. As a result, at the Management level it is crucial to know the status of a company’s projects at all times, the scope of the projects the company is considering carrying out and the results of the projects that have been completed. The best way for businesses to do this is by ensuring the quality, skills and abilities of their Project Managers.

The Master in Project Management is designed to train students to obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification so that they know how to lead, plan, organize and supervise complex and global projects, achieving set objectives in terms of results and efficiency.

OBS Business School, Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) by the Project Management Institute (PMI)

OBS Business School has been evaluated and recognized as a R.E.P. by the PMI, the world’s largest project management member association. R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the PMP certification, as well as other PMI's professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.

Career prospects

  • Project Director
  • Program Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Project Leader


  • Manage complex projects efficiently and effectively
  • Lead teams through developing leadership skills and techniques for managing human and material resources
  • Align the current needs of companies in project management with education in best market practices
  • Start your preparation for the PMP certification exam from the PMI, with the help and expertise of our team of teachers, who hold the PMP certification, which will provide you with the credits needed to register

PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Syllabus of the Master in Project Management

All of the subjects which are defined in the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), will be analysed during the course, as well as other subjects essential in order to guarantee the competent development of the students as project managers.

Strategic Project and Business Management

  • The company and company policy.
  • Culture and organizational styles.
  • Project management and the company.
  • Organizational change projects.
  • Project feasibility and profitability study.
  • Areas of expertise in project management.
  • Organizational structures in projects.

Project Management Framework

  • The overall standard of the Guide to Project Management Fundamentals (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Project concepts, project management and operations management.
  • Project life cycle and how the organization influences projects.
  • Project management processes.
  • Project management methodologies.

Project Scope Management

  • What is project scope management?
  • Gathering requirements.
  • Defining the project scope.
  • Creating a work breakdown structure (WBS).
  • Verification and monitoring of project scope.

Project Schedule Management

  • Introduction and overview.
  • Identification and definition of schedule activities.
  • Sequencing of schedule activities.
  • Estimating the resource requirements for the activities.
  • Estimating the duration of activities.
  • Schedule development.
  • Monitoring and controlling due dates. Monitoring the schedule.
  • Software tools: MS Project. Practical exercises.

Project Cost Management

  • Introduction.
  • Estimating costs.
  • Preparation and approval of the project budget.
  • Cost control.
  • Main factors that can cause cost management fail.

Project Quality Management

  • Quality planning, assurance and control.
  • Quality standards applicable to projects.
  • Products and/or service quality. The project’s quality plan.
  • Tools and techniques for improving the process quality.

Project Risk Management

  • The PMI's project risk management methodology.
  • Equipment, schedule and cost required for risk management.
  • Principal risk identification techniques.
  • Principal qualitative and quantitative risk analysis techniques.
  • Contingency reserves and project management reserves. Budget and control.
  • Software tools for risk management.
  • Keys to effective project risk management.

Project Funding

  • Introduction.
  • Financial Plan.
  • Capital needs.
  • Financial model.
  • Financial analysis and reporting.
  • Project feasibility and risk analysis.

Program Management and Project Portfolio

  • Project program management
  • Project portfolio management
  • OPM3® standard
  • Case studies.

The Human Factor: Human Resources Management, Ethics and the Project Manager

  • Human Resource Planning. Recruitment and development.
  • Management and leading the project team
  • Personal skills: Project Manager management skills and techniques
  • Social and environmental responsibility
  • Professional ethics

Communication Management and the Stakeholders

  • Identification of project stakeholders
  • Planning project communications
  • Collection, compilation and distribution of project information
  • Managing expectations of the project stakeholders

Procurement Management and Legal Aspects

  1. Methodology procurement management.
    • Procurement planning, implementation and administration.
    • Contract completion.
  2. Supplement on contractual strategies.
    • Contractual strategies or typologies according to their scope, organization, price and allocation system.
    • Consulting and project management support contracts.
  3. Contracts between private parties, public and international procurement.
  4. Contract of sale.
  5. Lease agreement.
  6. Significant contract-related legal concepts.

Project Sales Management

  • The project as a product to sell
  • The project sale process
  • Types of deals and contracts
  • Tender preparation and content
  • Strategic sales methodology

Integration and Knowledge Management

  • Initiation and planning processes
  • Execution, control, closing and support processes
  • Knowledge management
  • Trends in project management

Innovative Methodologies and Industry Standards in Project Management

  • ISO21500
  • Agile techniques.
  • Certification PRINCE2
  • IPMA approach to project management
  • Project management adaption methodologies for specific sectors: construction, oil and gas, software development, maturity models, IPMA competency model for sectors.


  • Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) and Tools.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification Preparation: Initiation
  • Project Management Game.


One of the objectives of the Master in Project Management is to prepare participants to take and pass the PMP certification exam from the PMI.

Final Project

Final master’s degree project that requires students to complete a project as a means to implement the knowledge acquired throughout the program.

Tool presentation webinars

The Master of Project Management offers a wide and open vision of project management, training students in project management methodology regardless of the specific tools that will be used. However, the program includes presentations in the form of webinars of some tools like Microsoft Project and Palisade, not only to increase your knowledge but also to evaluate the tools’ potential and discuss possibilities for improving both the application itself and its use in business contexts with the software representatives.

Software tools

During the course students will have the opportunity to become experts in the following software tools: Microsoft’s MS Project and Palisade’s @Risk. Students are required to know and have MS Excel.

PMP, PMBOK and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Requirements of the Master in Project Management

The main aim of our admissions process is to ensure that the candidates are suited to the course. All students must be able to take full advantage of this learning experience, through a context in which it is possible to develop lasting connections with fellow students, teachers and the alumni.

The stages of the admissions process are as follows:

  1. Prerequisites for admission
  2. Application
  3. Personal interview
  4. Cover letter
  5. Admissions Committee Evaluations
  6. Enrolment

Master’s Degree in Project Management Certificate

The people who pass the programme evaluation and comply with the academic requirements, established by the University of Barcelona (UB), will receive a UB qualification.

In order to obtain a UB qualification, you need to have a University Degree (Engineer’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree over four years or Bachelor’s Degree over three years). If you do not have a University Degree, once you have passed all the evaluations you will receive an extension diploma from UB.

Scholarships for the Master in Project Management

OBS is now offering candidates a Scholarship Programme with a view to encouraging continuous education of professionals, entrepreneurs and directors. To apply for one of these scholarships, which finance part of the programme, the candidates must be accepted onto the programme and comply with the specified requirements.

The Scholarship and Admissions Committee will take into account the suitability of the profile and the professional career of the candidates, the reasons given in the scholarship application letter and the professional and academic recommendations of the candidate.

Currently the following scholarships are on offer:

OBS Experience Scholarship:

Objective: to advance continuous education of future professionals through OBS Methodology Online, which is registered as its own model of online education.

Requirements: candidates without previous experience of online education models and who meet the academic and curricular requirements of the programme in question.

Director Profile Scholarship:

Objective: to advance managing skills in those candidates with extensive professional experience.

Requirements: scholarship for candidates with more than three years of professional experience in positions of responsibility, who wish to acquire management skills to further their professional career.

Online Business Management Scholarship:

Objective: to promote the generation of companies founded on the Internet, as well as the creation of new business models based on the network and the digitalisation of traditional businesses that are yet to begin operating online.

Requirements: candidates who wish to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to tackle the internet and launch new digital business models, whether in their own company or as a director.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

Last updated September 28, 2017
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This course is Online
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12 months
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8,700 EUR
Spain - Barcelona
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