This course involves both theoretical and practical content. It offers you the chance to build on your first degree or work experience with a range of knowledge and skills enabling you to successfully manage the increasing number of projects instigated by organisations seeking to improve their value proposition.
In addition to providing you with an opportunity to attain the much sought after PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications, the course will provide you with an understanding and an evaluation of a number of other popular professional qualifications, such as M_o_R, MSP and DSDM Atern.
The course is open to recent graduates with a good Honours degree in business, computing or engineering. Ideally, but not necessarily, you’ll also have one to two years’ of project management experience. Also, holders of a good degree in other science or arts subjects with an aptitude for organising, running or participating in projects are encouraged to apply. For those with extensive experience of working in business and industry, the formal educational requirements may be relaxed. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
In today´s business environment effective project management (PM) is now an integral influencer of success. Additionally, PM-associated skills such as risk management, quality management and communication management are essential to control the increasingly complex projects that allow top organisations to remain competitive in the global market. Having a qualification in project management is now a requirement in many organisations, both public and private sector.
Effective PM requires a body of knowledge and a set of tested skills including planning, delegation and monitoring that the Project Management MSc is designed to deliver. The course offers the opportunity to undertake an 8-week internship and is suitable for business, computing, engineering or other graduates with an affinity for organising, running or participating in projects.
Westminster Business School is one of just a handful of universities that´s eligible to offer accredited PRINCE2 certification. So in addition to this postgraduate qualification, students can also obtain the much sought after PRINCE2.
Management of Risk and Scheduling
Project Management Foundations
Project Management in Practice
Project Management of IT
Project Management Project
Strategic and Programme Management
Developing Effective Project Teams
Managing International Projects
The majority of graduates start their career as project team members with a few, depending on their background, becoming programme managers. Many work for large UK or international organisations as consultants or project managers.
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