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Project Management

Project management is a key professional skill for delivering successful projects in areas such as business change, new products, new facilities, new systems and new technology.

This course is available to current professionals with significant business experience in a two-year part-time version, enabling them to balance their career with the acquisition of academic knowledge and practical experience.

This course is also offered full-time over one year.
View course webpage (link below) for details of full-time course.

What will I learn?
Students receive a comprehensive preparation in project management via real-life examples, as well as having the opportunity to test their own knowledge and skill acquisition via their own projects.

1. A blend of concrete skills, theoretical grounding and best practices designed to train students in the best possible planning, organisation and control of business projects.

2. A thorough education in the application of creative and innovative approaches to problem-solving, people management and delivery of business services and products.

3. The acquisition of vital presentational, reporting and analytical techniques via group learning and advanced skill development.

How will I benefit?
The curriculum has been devised to either kick-start graduates at the beginning of their project management career or accelerate the trajectory of those already practicing the profession.

•The course favours hands-on experience, enabling students to experience the reality of project management and the skills and techniques required of the profession.

•Participants gain first-hand insight into how to communicate with stakeholders at all levels, and master the organisational and human issues involved in managing projects.

•A springboard to employment by a range of prestigious companies, including Accenture, Microsoft, PwC and Vodafone.

Course features
World-wide best practices - the course content and teaching approach draws upon the expertise of two professional bodies: the United States Project Management Institute (PMI) Body of Knowledge and the UK PRINCE2 sets of standards.

Experiential learning – through simulation exercises and real-life project coordination the course achieves the perfect balance and link between project management theory and practical application.

Flexible format for professionals – the part-time format has been especially designed in order to help professionals pursue studies without having to interrupt their career.

Entry requirements

A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in in Business / Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Social Science, Economics, Science, Physics, Architecture or a related discipline.

Or

A primary degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of three years’ relevant business work experience.

English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our courses. The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country.

Transcripts
An academic transcript is a document(s) provided by the academic institution where you undertake your studies. This is an official document which states all of the subjects you have undertaken during your studies and what grade you have achieved in each of those subjects, including your overall final grade if you have completed your qualification. Official or original academic transcripts are documents printed on the official headed paper of the institution where you studied and should be stamped by that institution. If this document is not in English you should arrange to have it translated.

Visa Requirements
Some students might have to get a student visa in order to come and study in Ireland. Regardless, all non EU/EEA and non Swiss citizens have to register on arrival with the GNIB.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

What can I do?
As a graduate of the MSc in Project Management, you will be equipped to manage projects in a variety of areas, such as business change, new products, new facilities, new systems and new technology.
Project Engineer
Technical Consultant
Lettings Negotiator
Analyst
Associate Broker

Further enquiries

The Admissions Office can be contacted at smurfit.admissions@ucd.ie.

Subjects taught

The curriculum is built around a theoretical and practical grounding in project management strategy, evaluation and techniques, and is taught via a cluster of core modules and a summer term research report.

Core Modules
Project Risk Management
Projects & Organisational Dynamics
The Project Management Lifecycle
Business Strategy
Procurement & Contract Management
Project Scope & Feasibility Evaluation
Project Management Tools & Techniques
Research Report

Enrolment and start dates

Starting: September 2017.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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