De Montfort University Kazakhstan

Postgraduate programmes

Project Management MSc

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:
  • Principles of Business Finance
  • Developing Enterprise
  • Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success
  • Business Across Cultures
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Culture in Organisational Contexts
  • Professional Field Experience (15 month option only) - This module requires students to participate in a self-organised internship / social innovation project / volunteering / short commercial assistance that entails a minimum of 30 hours of work (conducted any time between June – August each summer).

Plus choose one elective module from the following:

  • Project Management (a core module on the 12 month programme)
  • International Marketing
  • Sustainable Business

Plus choose one of the following:

  • Executive Company Project
  • Consultancy project
  • Entrepreneurship Project

Note: These modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

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.

Graduate careers 
DMU Leicester MBA graduates have landed roles across the globe with companies including Deloitte, Barclays and Software Group.

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)

Undergraduate
For September 2022/23 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 20,000$.

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 Global MBA course at DMU Kazakhstan before August 15th 2022.

If you apply to study on Global MBA course by 6pm on the 15 August 2022, you will automatically receive a 10% 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!

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  • Almaty City, Medeu District, 120/48, premises 4, Al-Farabi Ave., 050044, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
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