What skills do you need to manage projects effectively and efficiently in different cultures and societies? How can you apply these skills to manage multiple, global projects across fields as diverse as marketing, operations and supply chains
Project management is the discipline of organising resources to complete projects within defined time, cost and quality constraints, with acceptable levels of risk. Major global projects require professionals with integrated skills, who can operate in a variety of cultural and socio-economic settings around the world.
This course uses innovative teaching methods, such as group work and applied projects, to develop the leadership, communication and problem solving skills necessary to successfully manage international projects. You also have the option to complete a comprehensive business plan instead of a dissertation.
MSc Global Project Management is aimed at students who may not have studied business at undergraduate level.
You cover topics such as:
You study at Essex Business School, an international community of academics and students from more than 40 countries. We’re ranked in the UK’s top 25 for research excellence (REF 2014). Our research expertise ensures our Masters courses use the latest real-world thinking to help you tackle the challenges of today’s fast-paced business environment.
You may be able to take advantage of our Masters scholarships and discounts, including tailored awards for international applicants. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.
You’re taught by expert staff with strong academic and industry backgrounds and expertise in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management.
Our lecturers tackle the challenges currently being faced by commercial organisations, public sector bodies and the third sector, applying social science theories to real-world issues.
You study at our Southend Campus, in the heart of the seaside town of Southend-on-Sea.
Our town centre campus is located near London in the Thames Gateway, one of the UK’s priority areas for economic growth and offering fantastic internship and networking opportunities for students. You’ll have use of The Forum, with superb IT facilities and group working areas.
As well as excellent educational facilities and opportunities to improve your study skills, you can take advantage of the town’s vibrant social life. You are a short walk from a host of bars, restaurants and shops, as well as all of the excitement of the seafront, including a theme park, aquarium and award-winning beaches.
The Hive Enterprise Centre is located close to Campus, providing access to networking events and business meetups that offer finance and marketing support for startups.
As well as equipping you with skills in creativity, innovation and ethical awareness to help you excel in the modern workplace, we provide dedicated careers support. The School’s careers team provides a number of employability opportunities and works closely with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre to offer advice on further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities. You can also access employer talks on campus.
Our graduates enjoy roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. Many have progressed to work for global organisations and exciting SMEs, such as:
Many also use their study as the inspiration to start their own entrepreneurial activities, with recent examples including international business incubator 0100Ventures and entrepreneurship website SlovakSTARTUP.
In 2017, 80% of our postgraduate taught students were in professional employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2017).
“I like that this course looks at operational management and supply chains, which I think a lot of business schools neglect. I’m learning a lot about project and product development, marketing and economics, which I know will benefit my career.”
Ernest Nyarko, Msc Global Project Management
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
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We develop your leadership, communication and problem-solving skills to make you more employable:
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