Project Management is of fast growing importance to organisations because it deals effectively with the management of change. Both contemporary and project-based organisations are beginning to realise that the traditional form of management cannot deal with the dynamics and resulting chaos of the modern economic, social and business environment. Project management is a method for organisations to achieve profitability targets, but just as significantly; it is a 'culture' that will assist most people to improve their personal performance.

The Centre for Project Management (CPM) at the Kemmy Business School at UL is the only centre of its type in Ireland that specialises in the provision of education, research and training in this discipline.

Project Management Educational Programmes

2 year part time - 100% online programme 

The MSc in Project and Programme Management is aimed at the experienced project professional looking to advance their career prospects by taking a lead role as Programme Manager with responsibility for achieving sustainable long term benefits through portfolios of projects and programmes. The course is delivered through a blend of online interaction, dialogue and reflection. Further Information

1 year full time - taught programme

The Centre for Project Management, from its links with professionals in business and industry has identified a need amongst employers for graduates that possess a degree in a specialised discipline and who are capable of immediately engaging in projects at entry-level within their chosen field. The M.Sc. in Project Management full-time programme is designed to fulfil this need by providing graduates with contemporary project management approaches, developing theories and principles, deepening 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. Further Information

Project Management Training Programmes

This practically oriented 4-day training programme is designed to give participants an overview of the generic processes involved in managing projects. Through a combination of instructor led workshop sessions, an interactive learning environment is created where real issues, which arise in projects, are raised and analysed. The fundamentals of project management best practices are integrated throughout the sessions to demonstrate how the benefits of the generic processes can be used to achieve project success.

For whom

  • Experienced project managers, project team leaders, and those working in specialist disciplines within a project environment. This course will provide the fundamental skills required to adopt a structured approach to managing projects.

Aims and Objectives

On completion participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of project strategies, approaches and methodologies;
  • Provide an approach to developing a focused project plan to manage implementation;
  • Develop a results driven project team;
  • Use the risk management process to manage project uncertainties;
  • Avoid conflict by establishing roles, responsibilities and communications channels;
  • Develop effective methods for scheduling and controlling projects;
  • Establish a dependable project control monitoring system

Course Content

Block 1  (Day 1 & 2)

  • Introduction (why Project Management, what is Project Management, its characteristics, people, skill sets, successes and failures),
  • Project Management Frameworks and Processes
  • Scope Management
  • Cost Management
  • Scheduling / Time Management, including optimisation techniques
  • Integration Management Concepts and Processes

Block 2  (Day 3 & 4)

  • Block 1 Recap
  • Risk Management
  • Communications Management
  • Final Review.
  • Estimating - a different perspective
  • Procurement & Contract Management
  • HR & Project Leadership

Materials in this course are based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide).

Training Dates
No training dates are currently available, please email to register your interest for the programme.
Venue: Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.

Cost: €1400
Cost: €500
(Special rates apply for UL Staff - Please contact the CPM for further details)

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

This practical oriented 2 day training programme is designed to give participants an understanding of how best to lead and manage project terms and offers an experiential perspective to project managers with a focus on leadership and relationship management essentials.
For whom

  • This course will be of interest to those individuals who wish to expand their knowledge and develop organisational / project leadership skills and competencies with emphasis on organisational culture, relationship management and performance management.
  • Project managers who are responsible for managing and leading project teams and those looking to strengthen their communication and people management skills in a project context.

Aims and Objectives
On completion participants will:

  • Learn how to develop leadership skills to build and sustain high performing project teams
  • Appreciate how to foster and facilitate productive team communications throughout the project.
  • Gain insights through experiential analysis to understand the challenges that project managers face in leading and managing project teams.
  • Appreciate project leadership best practice through the application of reference-able frameworks throughout the programme.

​​Course Content

Day 1

  • Introduction, definitions and review
  • The soft skills catalogue
  • Project leadership frameworks
  • Team development frameworks
  • The start up actions of effective project leadership
  • Case study scenarios
  • Project stakeholders and stakeholder management
  • Roles and responsibilities

Day 2

  • Project leadership styles
  • Motivating project teams
  • Power vs. influence ? 
  • Building commitment and enhancing team performance
  • Case study scenarios.
  • Leading teams through difficult projects.
  • Conflict management and negotiation

Training Dates:TBC

please register your interest at

Venue: University of Limerick

Cost: €700
Cost: €350 (Students / Unemployed)

(Special rates available for UL Staff, please contact the CPM for details)

One particular facet that is core to the success of projects is the cycle of estimating, costing, budgeting, and subsequent tracking and control of these engagements. This two-day programme will focus on these particular dimensions, linked to the other relevant project finance and budgeting topics.

For whom

  • This course will be of interest to anyone who needs a grounding in all financial, budgeting and tracking issues relating to project finance and cost management.
  • Project Managers and project team members whose accountabilities include the financial management of project budgets.

Aims and Objectives
On completion participants will learn:

  • How to develop and manage a project budget from beginning to end.
  • How to use capital budgeting techniques and ROI techniques such as net present value.
  • How to track and control project budgets using earned value.
  • How to track and manage a Project P&L.
  • Change Control processes and other control tools.

Course Content
Day 1

  • The Pre-Investment phase of projects and the financial selection tools
  • The Pay-back period and the revenue / cost index
  • Time Value of Money and the need for more sophisticated techniques
  • Net Present Value and Internal Rate of return
  • Estimating & Budgeting
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Capital Costing vs. Activity Costing
  • Direct & Indirect Costing

Day 2

  • Allocations and Projects
  • Tracking & Controlling Budget
  • Earned Value
  • Cost Variance & Time Variance
  • Forecasting and trends
  • Project P&L's and Margin tracking
  • Change Control

Training Dates:TBC

Please register your interest at
Venue: University of Limerick

Cost: €700
Cost: €350 (Students / Unemployed)

(Special rates available for UL Staff, please contact the CPM for details)