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.
Our academics have a global understanding of international business and global project management. They are at the forefront of real-world business issues, applying social science theories to tackle the challenges currently being faced by commercial organisations, public sector bodies and the third sector. Their teaching draws upon their research and industry knowledge to ensure you experience the very latest teaching and thinking to prepare you for the demands of the modern business world.
Our staff specialise in areas including:
Dr Manuela Nocker is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation and Sustainability and teaches Organisation Studies, Business Ethics and Research Methodology at our Southend campus. She has held two mandates as Undergraduate Programme Director overseeing all courses in the Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group (2012 - July 2019) and is the representative for the PRME programme on Principles of Responsible Management Education at Essex Business School. Manuela is also the institutional representative and liaison across departments for the UNAI Academic Impact scheme and engages in the UN Global Compact initiative, endorsed at university-level to promote sustainability and ethical principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. She is an editor of the Journal of Organizational Ethnography and her research interests include organisational enthnography; organisational innovation; ethics, social responsibility and sustainability and Identity construction and the management of identity.
Our MSc Global Project Management is taught at our Southend Campus, just 40 minutes from the City of London and in the heart of the Thames Gateway - one of the Government’s priority areas for economic growth, offering fantastic internship and networking opportunities.
Southend-on-Sea combines the charms of a traditional seaside resort with the attractions of a vibrant, modern town and our campus sits right at the centre. With seven miles of coastline, a thriving arts and cultural scene and a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife all on your doorstep, it’s the perfect place to live and study. Our town centre location has excellent transport links and London Southend Airport is just five minutes away by train, offering flights to over 50 destinations across Europe.
When you choose our Southend Campus for your studies, you’ll have access to a superb learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities, including:
A short walk from campus is The Hive Enterprise Centre - a dedicated business hub that hosts networking events and provides finance and marketing support to start ups and growing businesses.
A Master’s degree in Global Project Management will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to manage projects effectively and efficiently in an international business environment.
As well as equipping you with skills in creativity, innovation and ethical awareness to help you excel in the modern workplace, you will develop the leadership, communication and problem solving skills necessary to successfully manage international projects.
Project management spans a wide range of sectors including construction, education and research, consulting groups and public sector services. Our graduates enjoy roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. Many have progressed to work in academia or for global organisations and SMEs, such as:
Read our graduate profiles to find out the types of organisations our Masters students go on to work for.
Our University Student Development Careers Services are on hand to help you make the most of your Essex experience. They can help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities to enhance your employability. You can also access employer talks on campus.
“I am really putting my experience of working relationships and cultural sensitivity gained through my Master’s and PhD into practice.”
Hiva Rafiei, Msc Global Project Management and PhD in Management Studies
A 2:2 degree or international equivalent, in any discipline.
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The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.
We develop your leadership, communication and problem-solving skills to make you more employable:
£19,380EU students commencing their course in the 2021-22 academic year will be liable for the International fee.
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
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