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Programme and Project Management MSc

Course Description

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited.

Programme Overview

The programme has been designed by one of the UK’s leading Operations Management research groups. Our research work has attracted funding from one of the leading professional project management bodies, the PMI. The MSc in Programme and Project Management has been designed for graduates seeking to develop a career in project and programme management, a field which is gaining strong strategic importance in organisations, businesses and governments. In today’s complex global business environment, effective project management skills are in great demand and this programme is an exciting specialist postgraduate opportunity for graduates that wish to enter a discipline which is in high demand.

The intention is to provide a theoretical and practical exposition of project management knowledge necessary for leading and managing complex projects and programmes in today’s global and highly competitive markets. In addition, the programme demonstrates the contemporary methods and tools that successful project managers use to lead, deliver and deal with complexities and uncertainties associated with the global nature of projects and the cultural diversity of contemporary project organisations. The programme is designed to provide a thorough grounding in fundamental theories of operational management and leadership, as well as providing a rigorous underpinning to practicing of management in projects, programmes and portfolios.

The programme has a strong contemporary business focus reflected in the programme structure and modules which span from strategic leadership to methods of planning, executing, monitoring and controlling programmes and projects within uncertain and complex environments.

The programme is enhanced with a final MSc project with a practical and action based focus to direct and test the knowledge gained during the taught elements of the programme through application in a project management environment.

In addition this programme offers:

Opportunities for additional qualifications in SAP and Prince2 are also available.
Networking with industry experts, through guest lectures providing expertise and advice for students.
Opportunity for students to apply their newly acquired knowledge in project management through a three-month MSc project which may involve a placement within an industrial partner or could be research based.

Key Facts

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27th in the UK for 4* and 3* (world leading and internationally excellent), 100% impact and 88% environment at 4* and 3*.

Why University of Liverpool Management School?

'Learning to make a difference'

AACSB-Accredited, the University of Liverpool Management School is in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. Regarded as one of the most rigorous assessments, many top global recruiters will only consider candidates from AACSB-Accredited schools – a clear signal that our programmes respond to the needs of business and meet specific standards of excellence.

The University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.

Career prospects

The aim of this programme is to jointly prepare tomorrow’s business leaders with unique exposure to the rapidly evolving field of Big Data and the opportunities, challenges and developments associated with running or expanding digital business enterprises.

Careers Support

From the moment you start your MSc you will have access to a specialist careers team which includes a professionally qualified MSc Careers Adviser and a dedicated International Employer Engagement Officer.

Visit the Programme and Project Management MSc page on the University of Liverpool website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Students will normally be expected to hold a university degree in management, engineering, science or related disciplines at 2:1 standard from a UK university, or an equivalent academic qualification from a similar international institution. Non graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered. All candidates must meet our required level of English.

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