University of East London

MBA Project Management

Our MBA (Project Management) is a dynamic, contemporary and practical course designed to create project managers of the future.

We’re located in London's most exciting region for enterprise, between the major financial institutions of Canary Wharf and pioneering new businesses in Stratford and Shoreditch. We work with these institutions, from Bloomberg to Barclaycard, to bring you cutting-edge insight into the way contemporary businesses are run.

Our course is flexible and accessible. Full-time students attend during the day while part-time students attend during the evenings so you can tailor your attendance around your availability.

Everything on our MBA is geared towards your career development, ensuring you graduate with a clearer vision of your future; it's accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, so you can be sure you're learning the leadership skills that employers really need, and our expert staff have the depth of knowledge to turn your passion and ambition into a realisable goal.

Entry Requirements


Minimum 2:2 Honours
We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths

English Language requirements

Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

The business magazine, Forbes, has calculated that successful MBA graduates pay back the cost of their qualifications within four to five years on average - with lifetime earnings greatly enhanced thanks to the qualification.

Studying for your MBA with us should enhance your employability and earning power and develop your ability to approach business problems in a strategic manner. As part of the course, you'll study a specialised 'Professional Development' module that is specifically designed to help you boost your career prospects and make the most of your MBA in the employment market.

Employers see candidates with an MBA as potentially more effective and therefore valuable as they examine business issues with a fresh pair of eyes. And with our help, you will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that will benefit you through your entire career.

MBAs are welcome in any sector anywhere in the world, and the course's accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute will enhance your employability even further. 

You will also be able to take advantage of the worldwide MBA Alumni Network, and UEL's superb careers guidance.

The qualification will enable you to go into any sector, anywhere in the world. Or if you have your own business idea and want to start up a company of your own, the knowledge, skills and qualities you develop on the entrepreneurship module will really help - and you can receive support from the University to assist your entrepreneurial ambitions.

Course Details

Build a thorough foundation in project management concepts, methods and techniques. Critically synthesise why and how businesses use projects to implement risky and complex solutions. Conceptualise and develop a critical appreciation of the role and attributes of the project manager and their part in contributing to organisational integration and beneficial change.

Examine and assess project risk factors and various approaches relevant to managing project stakeholder management. Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the relevance of diverse business and management theories and concepts and apply these theories and concepts to various issues and contexts. 

Subject-based practical skills will teach you to define and decompose a project work using project management tools (such as product and work breakdown structure, Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams etc) and create planning estimates. Contribute to the design and development of project budgeting and costing and ability to differentiate various projects based on novelty, pace, complexity and technology.

The programme will also offer you an optional placement year, enabling you to experience project management in the real world and effectively connect your university experience with it.

Core Modules

Managing Strategy, Operations and Partnerships
Managing Financial and Human Resources for Sustainable Business Success
Marketing in a Digital Age and Corporate Social Responsibility
Business Simulation with Professional Development
Mental Wealth and Applied Research
Applied Business Project

Optional Placement Year

You can opt to have a placement year, gaining hands on experience in your chosen field and connecting what you've learned at University to industry.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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