- Strategic Project Management
- Business Models: Themes and Issues
- Strategic Change
- Project Management
- Research Philosophy and Practice
- Quality Management and Engineering
- Leadership and Organisational Performance Dissertation
- Optional course
- Systems Thinking and Analysis.
Students then complete their MSc Dissertation between May and August.
Strategic Project Management
Evaluating project success through strategic alignment and developing knowledge to translate and implement business strategy through portfolio management, programme management and projects.
By exploring the major themes and issues in the development of business models, an understanding of the application of business models and their role in modern strategic thinking is gained. Topics covered include business models, value propositions, quality/value arguments.
Understand the role of leadership in business, and specifically in commercial projects. Examines the linkages between effective and appropriate leadership and organisational strategy.
Looking at organisational change from a strategic perspective, this course differentiates between the concepts and models of change management and consider their application to a variety of situations and environments.
Examines monitoring and controlling projects. Develops competence in use of quantitative and qualitative project planning and control tools and techniques.
Quality Management and Engineering
Provides in-depth understanding of the principles, concepts, tools and techniques of quality management, quality engineering and continuous improvement together with awareness of how in practice these could be integrated to design and deliver an integrated continuous improvement programme. The module also aims to introduce students how to statistically plan, design and execute industrial experiments for process understanding and improvement in both manufacturing and service environments.
Research Philosophy and Practice
Provides an understanding of the social science research process, as well as theory and approaches to research. Develops practical skills (i.e. quantitative and qualitative techniques) in data analysis to transform the raw data into information that guides marketing management valuations.
*Information correct at time of publication and may be subject to change
The programme is excellent preparation for those looking for roles that have strategic focus and defined end goals.
Our Strategic Project Management graduates have gone on to successful careers within project management roles across a variety of organisations including management consultancies; energy, construction and engineering firms; financial and banking sector firms; manufacturing and service sectors firms.
Organisations employing Heriot-Watt MSc Strategic Project Management graduates include The United Nations, Turner & Townsend, the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.
- A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.
If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.