Project Management MSc 

Gain the expertise to undertake complex business planning projects in modern global workplace environments, and master skills that will prepare you for a career in a variety of industries and professions.

Overview

Designed to meet the increasing demand for effective project management across all industries, this course focuses on the key principles behind project management methodology.

Project management is crucial in all business fields, from the financial sector and information technology, to healthcare and public services. This course helps equip you with the skills and expertise required to to undertake complex business planning in the modern global business environment.

This course is an ideal choice if you’re interested in progressing into a new career or if you’re already a professional who is hoping to gain formal accreditation of existing knowledge and skills.

Real-world challenges and tasks such as product development, change management, software development and event management all benefit from a structured management approach, and this course can teach you how to master this skill. You’ll balance theoretical analysis with practical experience to develop a critical and questioning approach to the conceptual underpinnings of project management. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake an in-depth dissertation, allowing you to focus your studies on an area that’s of interest to you or relates to your current line of work. 

Key features

  • Learn about the key principles behind different project management methodologies. You will analyse real case-based project situations to develop valuable transferable attributes.
  • This course provides the opportunity to develop key skills crucial for career progression.
  • Develop your understanding in key areas of project management including, risk management, research methods, organisational change and business and creation innovation.

Course modules

Course modules

You will engage with the current theory and practice of project management and develop an advanced level of skills relevant to the international work environment. You will develop skills relating to teamwork and gain an awareness of the complexities involved in managing projects on time and to budget.

The programme is particularly relevant to those who wish to further their career in both the business and public sectors including undertaking work in multi-national companies and international organisations.

Core modules may include:

First semester, the study of four core modules (60 credits) as detailed below.

Project Management – considers the scope and definition of a project, its significance as an instrument of change and the roles and responsibilities of people within it. Organisational issues are explored and the application of a range of project management tools is critically evaluated for the execution, management and control of project management throughout all its phases.

Accounting for Managers – provides an overview of accounting and finance issues. You will look at company accounts from both the shareholder and the company perspectives

Research Methods – explores research in management and business as a strategic activity that occurs within the context of limited resources and within a framework of ethical, legal and social constraints. Attention is focused on data collection techniques appropriate for research in management and business, along with techniques for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

Risk Management – it is now recognised that the business agenda has moved away from risk avoidance towards the recognition that risk, if correctly managed, can lead to competitive business advantage. You will learn how to identify and manage risks within an organisation in a variety of contexts.

Second semester:

Project Management Case Study Analysis offers students an opportunity to analyse the planning phase of a real case-based project situation (15 credits).

Project Management Skills is a reflective module about being a project manager (15 credits).

Plus two elective modules (30 credits) from the following list:

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Business Creation and Innovation
  • Managing Organisational Change

Third semester:

During the final semester you will complete a:

Project Management focussed Dissertation

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current. Modules will be taken at different times if you start in Semester 2.

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Teaching and assessment
Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a mix of formal lectures, more informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. A number of modules use in-course situations to encourage deeper learning and develop on-the-job skills of future managers and entrepreneurs. Assessment is usually through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, elevator pitches, essays, reports and exams.

This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your Entrepreneurship Project or Executive Company Project. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Opportunities and careers

Career opportunities within project management are varied.

This fast-growing management discipline provides opportunities in the private and public sectors including industries such as cultural events, construction, finance, pharmaceuticals, transport and large scale government projects.

Entry Criteria
Holders of a good bachelor degree from a university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

We normally expect student to achieve an overall 'good' grade. We appreciate that the marking schemes in universities in Kazakhstan can differ. If your undergraduate degree is graded on the GPA system, we would usually look for a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, 3.5 out of 4.33, or 4 out of 5.

Work experience is not a requirement.

International applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of applying.

The standard entry requirement is IELTS 6.0 (no component below 5.5)

Fees

Undergraduate
For September 2022/23 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 17,500$.

PG 2022 Welcome Offer

We are offering our 2022 intake students PG 2022 Welcome Offer.

The PG 2022 Welcome Offer seeks to award students who choose to begin a new postgraduate course at DMU Kazakhstan before August 15th 2022.

If you apply to study on Postgraduate Degree course by 6pm on the 15 August 2022, you will automatically receive a 20% discount off your course fees for your study.

So don’t miss out on this great offer and start your international education at DMU Kazakhstan today!

Programme delivery subject to academic approval

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