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INTRODUCTION


The M.Sc. in Project Management is aimed at preparing students who possess, a primary degree, with the Project Management competencies and skills set to take up employment and engage in projects immediately on entering the workplace.
 

The Programme provides graduates with contemporary project management approaches, the development of theories and principles, deepening of and application of knowledge, skills set and ability to critically analyse and engage actively in the development and integration of project management as a way of work within organisations.

Click to view programme brochure.

 

 

Why should I study this programme?

  • High employment prospects
  • Opportunity to engage with business/industry professionals and PM organisations
  • Gain valuable competencies currently in high demand by organisations
  • Integrate immediately into workplace project environments


     


COURSE OBJECTIVES


  • 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 competencies to manage groups and teams and to interact effectively with project stakeholders, including managing cultural diversity, communication, cooperation and collaboration nationally and internationally.
  • 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.
  • To explore commercial management of projects including capital budgeting, project appraisal, outsourcing and supply chain management and comprehensive and robust business case development.
  • Show how projects and project management maturity models can be interpreted and integrated within individual and organisational development initiatives
  • Introduce the 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.


COURSE STRUCTURE


The M.Sc. in Project Management is a one year full time programme consisting of 12 modules delivered across three Semesters. The programme structure is designed to provide learners with the necessary Project Management, Business and Behavioural/Soft Skills to engage in projects effectively within business and industry.  Students attend lectures, tutorials, workshops and undertake individual and group project assignment work as well as undertaking independent research projects in the field of Project Management.


 

 




 

COURSE FEATURES

 

  • Industry Lecturers across various business sectors.
  • High-profile Business and Industry guest speakers.
  • In-company research projects.
  • Project Management Simulation.
  • Continuous Assessment -individual and group projects.
  • Participation in Project Management Professional Events.
  • Preparation for CAPM professional exams.
  • Strong links with Industry - Employment Opportunities.
  • International Project Management
  • Preparation for the Workplace.


COURSE DELIVERY


One of the key aims of this MSc programme is to provide students with an opportunity to engage with industry leaders and practitioners through guest lectures and industry lead research projects and case studies. The programme delivery will achieve this through a variety of established pedagogical approaches including a blend of experiential learning, group work, interactive presentations, project based case work, simulation workshops and assessments. In addition students will have the option to conduct in-company research work.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


Minimum of an honours primary degree (2H2) in a project management related field, such as engineering, science, business, information technology, public administration,health and education etc.
 
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 or equivalent will be required.

 


GAC GLOBAL ACCREDITATION:

The M.Sc. in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Postgraduate Project Management Education Programs.
Accreditation is important for both the degree programs themselves and their students. It publicly confirms that a project management program meets comprehensive quality standards and can prepare students for success in project management careers.  Further information can be accessed through the PMI GAC website


 
M.Sc. in Project Management 2012 2013 2014
Students Beginning Enrolment 17 29 33
Students Conferred 18 15 28
Students Continuing Enrolment 1 2 1
Students Withdrew 0 0 2
Retention Rates (%) 100 100 93
Graduation Rates (%) 88 97 90
Notes:
Maximum time to graduation – 3 yrs.
New Student intake – Sept. each year
Graduation rates based on the % of the total students enrolled who successfully completed in that year
Retention rates calculated based on the total number of students who enrolled less withdrawals in that academic year
Employment rates calculated within one year of graduation


For more information on this programme please contact :
Administration Enquiries:
 
Brid Henley
Programme Administrator
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick

Telephone: +353-(0)61-202665

Email: brid.henley@ul.ie

 

Academic Enquiries:
 
Dan Aherne
Course Director
Centre for Project Management
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick

Telephone: +353-(0)61-213408

Email: dan.aherne@ul.ie

 

AY 2016 / 17 Course Fees Click to view Programme Brochure
Full Time: EU €7000 Non EU €12000