Part-time, 100% Online, Global Masters in Project and Programme Management.

This 2 year, professional, PMI-GAC accredited, Online Masters in Project & Programme Management enrolls two global intakes each year, with the option of starting in Autumn or Spring.

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Next Intake

September 2019

Two-Week Online Induction

Prior to starting the programme, all learners participate in a two week online induction programme. This provides an introduction to the virtual learning environment, the course content, your lecturers and your classmates. This induction proves particularly useful for people who are returning to third level education after a break of several years, helping to ease you into the programme and feel confident and motivated about beginning your modules.

Module. Break. Repeat.

Each year includes three semesters; the first has two taught modules, the second has three taught modules, and the third is project work. Each taught module is 5 weeks long, and students have a one-week break between modules, giving busy professionals the opportunity to either break from studies or catch up on work time lost during the five-week module period.

Below is the schedule for the next intake of the Online Masters in Project & Programme Management, which starts in
September 2019.

Master of Science in Project & Programme Management - Part time Online Learning
Year 1 Year 2
Semester 1 Project and Programme Management Science and Principles

People and Behaviour in Projects
Strategic Management of Programmes

Knowledge and Information Management in Project Environments
Semester 2 Project and Programme Planning and Control

Project Leadership and Governance

Programme Value, Risk and Decision Making
Commercial Management of Projects

International Project Management

Research in Projects and Organisations
Semester 3 In-Company Project Research Paper
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YEAR 1

Induction
INDUCTION

Semester 1

Module 1
6 ECTS
PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT SCIENCE AND PRINCIPLES Provides insights into the fundamental principles of project and programme management and how they might apply within various settings and sectors.
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PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT SCIENCE  AND PRINCIPLES
Module 2
6 ECTS
PEOPLE AND BEHAVIOUR IN PROJECTS Focuses on the soft skills needed to successfully manage and lead projects, across any industry, on a global scale.
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PEOPLE AND BEHAVIOUR IN PROJECTS

Semester 2

Module 3
6 ECTS
PROJECT & PROGRAMME PLANNING & CONTROL Applies goal directed methods & tracking, aimed at achieving future sustainable benefits through projects and programmes.
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PROJECT & PROGRAMME PLANNING & CONTROL
Module 4
6 ECTS
PROJECT LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE Raises awareness of the importance of effective project leadership, having clear roles, responsibilities and appropriate governance structures in place.
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PROJECT LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE
Module 5
6 ECTS
PROGRAMME VALUE, RISK AND DECISION MAKING Explains how to develop business models and value solutions that are implemented through programmes, with a focus on long term sustainable benefits.
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PROGRAMME VALUE, RISK AND DECISION MAKING

Semester 3

Module 6
12 ECTS
IN-COMPANY PROJECT Is a "cap stone" that provides the opportunity to apply many of the learnings from the first year of the MSc. in Project and Programme Management in a real project setting.
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YEAR 2

Semester 4

Module 7
6 ECTS
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMMES Provides a critical overview of corporate strategy and strategy implementation with a focus on programme management competence as levers for strategic renewal.
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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMMES
Module 8
6 ECTS
KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Shows how good management of knowledge and information resources can contribute to enhanced organisational performance through projects.
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KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Semester 5

Module 9
6 ECTS
COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS Includes project evaluation and selection with specific emphasis on commercial aspects that effect project investment decisions.
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COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS
Module 10
6 ECTS
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT Addresses the challenges of global projects including leading, communicating and collaborating with virtual teams with diverse cultural backgrounds.
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Module 11
6 ECTS
RESEARCH IN PROJECTS AND ORGANISATIONS Explains various research methods and how they can be applied to investigate industry related problems with particular emphasis on the management of projects.
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RESEARCH IN PROJECTS AND ORGANISATIONS

Semester 6

Module 12
18 ECTS
RESEARCH PAPER Provides an opportunity to explore project management as a discipline and use the latest research and conduct an empirical study into issues and challenges that arise on projects.
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What Our Students Say

Martina Graduate, Project Manager, ON Semiconductor
“The course brought together all of my previous learnings and experience and gave me a Masters qualification with credible accreditation.”
Martina Corbett, Project Manager, ON Semiconductor
Daniel Flynn - Masters in Project and Programme Management Graduate
"The knowledge I’ve gained from the masters is practical and applicable. I work overseas as part of my job so the learnings from collaborating with other professionals on the course from around the world have really helped me."
Daniel Flynn, Academic Manager – ELT Projects, British Council Colombia
"Unlike other online courses however, this programme is highly collaborative which delivers a better learning process, enabling insight into how other industries deal with project challenges like mine."
Rob Wienand, Project Manager, Chelopech Mining EAD, Bulgaria

Accreditation

Our Masters in Project & Programme Management is one of few PMI GAC-accredited, online masters programmes worldwide. Students who complete this masters acquire an internationally recognised, PMI GAC-accredited, level 9 university degree.