With a rise in complex delivery, global projects today have created an urgent need to re-think project management. To meet the contemporary needs of the profession, effective project managers need to adopt a holistic approach to project management to achieve success in managing large scale global projects.
Traditionally, the profession focused on using key project management principles, tools, techniques and processes to execute and deliver on projects. This programme builds on these core competencies, but also encourages you to engage and build on other skills such as intuition, empathy, and creative thinking to help strategize and see the big picture.
This program has been designed specifically to meet the growing industry demand for a new generation of professional project managers with the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver immediate benefits across all sectors.
This career-enhancing programme is tailored to the needs of recent graduates in any degree discipline and early career professionals aiming to build careers in project management and consulting. Our students have taken undergraduate degrees in a wide range of subjects, including Languages, Sciences, History, Physics, Accounting, Information Technology, Engineering, Business, Law etc.
In addition to equipping you with key project management tools and techniques used by professional project managers, the program is designed to build your familiarity with management theory, and with the language and practice of management. There is a strong business focus, and the programme content provides a thorough grounding in strategic thinking, commercial acumen, project leadership and managing organizational change.
The programme has a strong practice orientation, developing your leadership skills and management experience through a series of action-based projects solving real problems for exacting clients. Working in multi-cultural teams, the substantial summer project provides opportunity for you to enhance your CV whilst testing your newly acquired skills in a project management environment. Our unique placement projects are your opportunity to work in the sector or organisation of your choice.
Employability is at the heart of the MSc Project Management. As well as opportunities to develop your practical skills, the programme includes bespoke careers workshops as part of the core modules along with careers advice, guidance and coaching from our dedicated careers team. Graduates of the MSc Project Management have gone on to work for major companies all over the world, including EY, Accenture, KPMG, IBM, HSBC and Procter & Gamble. To find out more about some of our recent graduates and their experience at Lancaster, see our alumni profiles.