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9 Jul 2019

How to prepare for the online Masters in Project and Programme Management

Written by Dr. John Lannon, Course Director of the Online Masters in Project and Programme Management at University of Limerick. As the Course Director for the Online MSc in Project and Programme Management at the University of Limerick (UL), I can reveal there are very similar questions that arise every …

25 Jun 2019

The top 7 questions project professionals ask when applying for the Masters in Project and Programme Management

Written by Dr. John Lannon, Course Director of the Online Masters in Project and Programme Management at University of Limerick. In my role as Course Director for the Online Masters in Project and Programme Management at the University of Limerick (UL), I have interviewed hundreds of applicants for the course. …

8 May 2019

How experienced project management professionals can benefit from a Masters

A graduate of the MSc in Project and Programme Management from UL, Rob Wienand explains why he chose to pursue a Masters and how it has expanded his skill set, business knowledge and impacted his career. Having worked in various project management roles over the last 20 years for international …

15 Apr 2019

Why Cross-Industry Project Management & Soft Skills are Invaluable

Project managers are high in demand, globally, across all sectors. Project management professionals with effective cross-industry and soft skills are particularly sought-after, as they are highly regarded and are more successful in completing projects. While there are many competent project managers with ‘hard’ skills such as industry knowledge, tools and …

17 Oct 2018

Why I studied a Masters in Project and Programme Management – Martina Corbett, ON Semiconductor®

A graduate of the MSc in Project and Programme Management from UL, Martina Corbett explains why she chose to pursue a masters qualification in the field and how it has impacted her career. I’ve been employed in the semiconductor industry for almost my entire career to date and have been …

11 Jun 2018

Should I do the PMP or a Masters in Project Management?

As Course Director for the Masters in Project and Programme Management at the University of Limerick, I receive several enquiries each week about the programme and there is one question that I see cropping up time and time again – Should I do the PMP or a Masters in Project …

5 Jul 2017

The 10 Essential Project Management Skills

Effective project management involves more than looking at Gantt charts and ticking items off a checklist. In their PMBOK Guide, the PMI identify 10 knowledge areas essential for effective project management. John Lannon, Course Director of the online Masters in Project and Programme Management at the University of Limerick, explains each …

9 Nov 2016

Making the Case for Employer Support

Securing the support of your employer is an important step in undertaking any masters degree, and obtaining financial assistance can be a deciding factor for many students. Since the knowledge gained and skills developed throughout the UL Online MSc in Project and Program Management directly benefits companies, many of our …

22 Jul 2016

PMI Accreditation – What It Means and Why It Matters

When researching project management courses, you’ll notice that some programmes state that they are PMI GAC accredited, but what does PMI GAC accreditation mean and why does it matter? John Lannon, Course Director of the Project Management Online Masters at the Centre for Project Management (CPM) at the University of …

5 Jul 2016

Why Project Management Career Opportunities Are Flourishing in All Industries

According to the Project Management Skills Report 2013 conducted by the PMI, total employment for project management professionals is expected to increase significantly across the globe by 2020. Career opportunities for project management professionals are even expected to grow by up to 60% in some regions. As far as skill …

26 Nov 2014

CPM Hosts Conference on Managing Projects in the Non-Profit Sector

On October 20th and 21st the Centre for Project Management and Kemmy Business School hosted a conference entitled Delivering Social Good: Managing Projects in the Non-Profit Sector. The conference was a stimulating and informative mix of practitioner and academic perspectives. Topics covered on the first day included strategy, stakeholder engagement …

17 Jul 2014

4 Advantages of Distance Learning Courses

Online degree courses are becoming increasingly popular because of the convenience they offer students as well as the availability of programmes. With e-learning courses such as our distance learning Project Management course, assignments are submitted online and students do not have to a classroom for the duration of their course. …

26 Jun 2014

Studying Online – Information, Critical Thinking & Collaboration

Many people wonder if the Internet is powerful enough to reach the peaks of education attained by philosophers such as Nietzsche and Arthur Schopenhauer. It has benefits in many walks of life today, but the potential to offer new openings for education is certainly one of the key opportunities offered. …

14 Feb 2014

University of Limerick Awards Masters Degrees to First Group of Professional Project Managers

An innovative online master’s programme in project and programme management at the University of Limerick had its first set of graduates this week. The programme, which was launched in September 2011 by the Centre for Project Management, is the first fully online MSc in project management course to be offered …

5 Jul 2013

Ireland Chapter PMI reaches 1,000 members – and it all started at the CPM

Ireland Chapter PMI has recently announced that it has hit the 1000th member mark –welcomed in the chapter by current President Colum Horgan. A little known fact is that this chapter was originally set up as the Lambay Chapter back in the late 1990s, by a small group of young …

21 May 2013

Moderating Online Groups: – Seminar 25th June 2013

The Centre for Project Management are delighted to welcome back Dr Alejandro Armellini (Northampton University) to run a one day teaching and learning seminar that focuses on moderating online groups. This highly interactive, face to face workshop aims to provide academics, teaching assistants and associate tutors with practical skills to design the …

13 May 2013

The Centre for Project Management Achieves Global Accreditation with the Project Management Institute

The MSc in Project Management fulltime degree programme at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick was accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) effective from 01 May 2013 through to the 31 January 2017. Degree programmes that achieve GAC accreditation must …

17 Apr 2013

Project Delivery Model Proves Major Success for the ESB

The CPM and IT Alliance acted as advisors to the ESB  in the development of a project delivery model (PDM), and training of their staff in the use of the model. Projects are now being rolled out using this approach – Sean Hegarty (Director, Wind Energy Projects)  made a presentation …

11 Apr 2013

Project Management for Engineers

John Kelly ( Centre for Project Management) and Paul Conheady (CS Solutions) recently made a presentation to the Thomond Region Engineers Ireland on the topic “Project Management for Engineers” Engineers make a transition from technical specialist to project manager often without realising the full implications of how their role has …

PMI-GAC Accredited Course

Globally recognised for its excellent standard of teaching, the UL online MSc in Project & Programme Management is PMI-GAC accredited. This university level 9 master’s degree also provides more than enough credits to apply for PMP qualification with the Project Management Institute.
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