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The MSc Project Management programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully manage projects in a variety of industries and contexts. You will learn about all aspects of how to effectively plan, implement, control and monitor, and handover projects of various sizes and complexities in a highly competitive global marketplace.

You will gain vital skills in the management of stakeholders’ expectations, risk management and quality assurance on projects. The programme will teach you from both a practical and theoretical standpoint how project management can be used as a tool to help grow business and achieve strategic objectives in an organisational setting.

The programme caters to the needs of experienced professionals as well as those who are at the beginning of their career in a project management- related role through the acquisition of necessary skills and knowledge in a technology-embedded learning environment. It will serve as a pathway for you to achieve highly sought-after certifications in project management.

This is a practice-based degree with the objective of preparing you for the strong project management job market in China and beyond, though it can also serve as a base for further academic study.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)in 2016 and 2018 respectively. AACSB accreditation is a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation. The EQUIS accreditation is a quality certification system for business schools set up by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). It has become the most global authoritive and select business school certification body in the world with its comprehensive and rigorous review process. IBSS has become the youngest business school in the world to have received both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. There are only less than 100 business schools that have received both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. This is an important milestone in becoming a world class business school and highlights the strength and significant influence of IBSS at the international level.

Why should I study Project Management at XJTLU?

The MSc Project Management programme:

  • provides skills with universal relevance that you can utilize to shape the strategic direction of a company as an advisor to leaders across a large variety of industries worldwide
  • is designed around the globally recognised standards and frameworks such as PMI, IPMA, APM and GPM
  • serves as a path to professional certifications from PMI, IPMA, APM and GPM
  • offers fully integrated MS Project software training with 24/7 access to the software
  • has a balanced structure that ensures quality of education and provides cutting-edge industry relevant project management skills.

Modules

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Strategic Business Analysis
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Leadership and Governance
  • Dissertation/consultancy capstone project

Elective modules

  • Strategic Purchasing Management
  • Strategic Organisational Design
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Creation
  • Social Commerce
  • and others.

Additional learning activity

The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

Some mandatory additional learning activities are given below. Please check the programme specifications for a complete list of ALAs and related requirements.

  • Introduction to research methods I
  • Introduction to research methods II
  • Chinese stage I (for international students)
  • Chinese stage II (for international students)
  • Project management software training.

Careers

China is at the forefront of countries demanding highly developed project management skills which contribute towards economic development and GDP growth. This means a there is a continuous and high demand for professionals with training in project management.

Suzhou, Shanghai and Wuxi are important hubs of business and economic activities and we expect to see strong demand for people with project management skills across various industries in these hubs and more widely across Asia and beyond.

Graduates may work in industries such as e-commerce, oil and gas, software, IT, construction, airlines, retail and manufacturing.


Visit the MSc Project Management (Part Time) page on the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University website for more details!

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