The course

Delivery
Full-time, Part-time, Per course
Course type
Taught
Location
Edinburgh
Entry date
September

Contact

Overview

Our MSc Strategic Project Management is designed to prepare graduates to be future leaders in the global project based environment. By developing knowledge and skills in both business strategy and project management, our graduates are unique, valuable and attractive to all types of organisations and industry sectors.

Through accreditation by the Association for Project Management (APM) and strong industry relations, students will be exposed to strategic thinking, innovation, best practices and the latest research in project and programme management.

Students also have opportunities to apply for internships, participate in industry projects and network with potential employers at a number of social events and activities. Consequently, the majority of our student gain employment prior to graduation and overall employability from the programme is very successful.

In addition students also have the opportunity to take part in team-building and leadership events during the first few weeks of the programme. View our Team Building 2015 photo gallery.

Programme duration

Mode of Study MSc PG Diploma
Full-time 12 months 9 months
Part-time 24 months 21 months

Accreditation

The MSc Strategic Project Management is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM)

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Semester 1 (Sept - Dec)Semester 2 (Jan - April)
Strategic Project ManagementProject Management
Business ModelsQuality Management & Engineering
LeadershipResearch Philosophy and Practice
Strategic Change

One from:

  • Demand and Inventory Planning
  • Finance
  • Green and Sustainable Logistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • Managing Diversity in Business
  • Systems Thinking & Analysis

Students then complete their MSc Dissertation between May and August.

The MSc Strategic Project Management is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM)

Strategic Project Management

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Evaluating project success through strategic alignment and developing knowledge to translate and implement business strategy through portfolio management, programme management and projects.

Business Models

Semester 1 (mandatory)

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.

Leadership

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Understand the role of leadership in business, and specifically in commercial projects. Examines the linkages between effective & appropriate leadership and organisational strategy.

Strategic Change

Semester 1 (mandatory)

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.

Project Management

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Examines monitoring and controlling projects. Develops competence in use of quantitative and qualitative project planning and control tools & techniques.

Quality Management & Engineering

Semester 2 (mandatory)

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

Semester 2 (mandatory)

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.