The MSc in Project Management is aimed at new graduates who wish to pursue a career in a project related discipline. Specifically it will: Introduce the fundamental principles of project management, frameworks processes and developing theories used in explaining how new project assets achieve business benefits in a change environment. Provide learners with the competences to manage groups and teams and to interact effectively with projec stakeholders. Demonstrate project management best practice in managing human, physical and financial resources throughout the project lifecycle. Introduce the principles of how to manage change through portfolios, programmes and projects in line with organisational strategic objectives. Explore commercial management of projects including capital budeting, project appraisal, business case developments. Show how project and project management maturity models can be interpreted and integrated within individual and organisational development initiatives. Introduce concepts and theories of corporate and social responsibility and provide a framework for planning and evaluating the actions and performance of a project in the context of sustainable and socially responsible activity. Introduce learners to the importance of how to use organisational and project management knowledge systems to manage and evaluate projects. Develop the learner's research capability in conceptualising, formulating, conduting and reporting on independent research in a project environment.
Minimum of an honours primary degree in a project management related field such as engineering, science, business, information technology, public administratin, health and education. Candidates may be selected for interview to determine suitability. In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievement in TOEFL English Language Competency Test will be required.
Recipient: University of Limerick
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