CU London | Coventry University - International Project Management MSc

CU London | Coventry University

International Project Management MSc

This intensive course is for people who want to use high-level project management skills to make a difference to the performance of global businesses.

All of your teaching will reflect the kind of tasks and challenges you may be likely to face in the professional environment.

Study with us for a master’s degree in International Project Management and you will have the opportunity to learn the latest, most relevant techniques, and best practice. The course aims to prepare you to sit for a range of professional qualifications including PRINCE2, PMP, SCRUM and APM upon graduation.

Extended Professional Practice

This course offers the option of undertaking Extended Professional Practice. Our Extended MSc courses are delivered over 18 months instead of the usual 12 months, giving you the opportunity to undertake a longer internship* or project as part of your course.

You will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate, how to apply theory to real-world scenarios, and how best to prepare you for the world of business with confidence.

Our Talent Team are here to support you in securing an extended placement with the right employer. Whether you are looking to join a small business or a large organisation, the team will work with you to help you achieve your internship goal.
Your placement will be full-time, with students expected to work approximately 35 hours per week.

The Extended Professional Practice course lasts 5 semesters; during semesters 1 and 2 you will undertake 120 taught credits on-campus; in semesters 3 and 4 you will undertake the placement; in the final semester, you will take a 60-credit project module in which you will write up your internship report and research findings.

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

English as a Foreign Language an IELTS of 6.5 overall is required for this course.

Career Prospects

When you graduate from our MSc International Project Management, you should have developed skills to be a well-rounded, highly skilled individual who can combine a hands-on approach with the ability to think strategically.

And that means you could be in demand among employers in private, public and third-sector organisations around the world. In addition to your project management skills, you should have developed a wide range of soft skills which are transferable across all industries. For example, you should have well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy, highly effective organisation and communication skills, research skills, and leadership and people-management skills.

Independent of the industry or sector you choose, this master’s degree in International Project Management will prepare you for success in a wide range of leadership and management roles.

Where our graduates work

You could choose to pursue a career in project management itself, or you could use your skills in a range of other careers – perhaps in operations, finance, logistics, facilities or marketing.

Depending on your background and experience, you might apply to join a project team at a large UK or international organisation. Alternatively, you might apply to become a business consultant, or you might want to start your own business and become self-employed. You can be sure that there are plenty of opportunities for good project management graduates!

You don’t need to have a clear picture of your future before you apply for this course. This course aims to help you discover your own strengths and interests, and find that your aspirations over time.

Course Details

The world of global business is looking for the next generation of highly professional and competent project managers. We designed this master’s course to help you become one of them.

The course can be studied full-time over one year or, if you choose the extended professional practice (work experience) option, over five terms. You will have the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills, as well as the practical and innovative project management tools needed to become a business leader in many industries. You will learn how to control complex projects which enable organisations to compete on the global market.

This course has been built around the skills at the heart of the Association of Project Managers and PRINCE2. You’ll have the chance to learn to live by the two key issues in modern project management: choosing the right project, and doing the project right! You will have the opportunity to develop key management skills such as planning & controlling, risk management, leadership, quality management, team management, communication, and negotiation.

This master’s degree course offers an excellent blend of academic and practical learning, both of which are explored through a series of compulsory and optional modules. Throughout, you will have the chance to develop your ability to think analytically and critically, and to propose realistic project management solutions to a range of business problems.

Year 1

International Business Strategy and Portfolio Management
Applied International Project Management
Fundamentals of Marketing, Communication and Negotiation
People Management and Cross-Cultural Leadership
Advanced Project Management – Professional Approaches and Practices
Project Management Simulation
Managing Emergency, Risk and Safety in International Projects
Business and Management Research
or Individual Consulting Project
or Dissertation

Professional practice

Postgraduate Professional Practice 1
Postgraduate Professional Practice 2
Postgraduate Professional Practice Project

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