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MSc Management (Project Management)

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Introduction

“Organisations that execute projects successfully employ effective Project Management (PM) practices as a tool to drive change” (Price Waterhouse Coopers’ Third Global Survey of current trends in PM). Ninety-seven percent (97%) of those surveyed agreed that project management is “critical to business performance and organizational success”.

Our project management programme will enable you to take the lead in using effective project management approaches, tools and techniques to successfully execute projects. The programme will deliver current, comprehensive and competitive online project management education, based on global standards for best practices.

About the Programe

The Master of Science in Management (Project Management) is a fully online programme that delivers current and comprehensive project management education based on global standards for best practices.

Who is this programme for?

The programme seeks to target persons who are interested in working in the area of project management. This would include persons who are engaged in areas such as:

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Management
  • Graduates of the BSc Management programme wishing to specialize in project management

Programme Structure

The MSc Management (Project Management) isa40-credit programme as below:

1.      Four (4) courses in general management

a.       Critical Analytical and Communication Skills for Managers  (3 credits)

b.      Management Essentials I  (3 credits)

c.       Management Essentials II  (3 credits)

d.      Sustainable Financial Management  (4 credits)

2.      Six  (6) courses in project management  

  i.      Project Management Framework & Project Initiation Domain (3 credits)

  ii.     Project Planning Domain (3 credits)

  iii.   Project Execution Domain (3 credits)

  iv.    Project Control/Monitoring and Closing Domain (3 credits)

  v.     Project Governance, Values and Ethics (3 credits)

  vi.    Project Analysis and Decision-Making with IT/MIS Tools (3 credits)

3.      Research seminar (3 credits)

4.      Research project/Practicum (6 credits)

Duration of Programme

The MSc Management (Project Management) will be offered for a minimum of twenty-four (24) months full-time and a minimum of thirty-six (36) months part-time (2 Years and 2 Semesters).  Students who meet the criterion for full-time registration are required to complete a maximum of 3 courses per Semester and 2 in the Summer. Students who are registered as part-time, are required to take 2 courses per Semester and 1 in the Summer.

The UWI Regulation for Graduate Registration

In accordance with The UWI Graduate Regulations, “Full-time students may take employment for not more than twelve hours per week without losing their full-time status otherwise they shall be registered as part-time. However, research students who hold Teaching or Research Assistantships in the area of their research programmes may be registered as full-time students, provided that their employment commitment does not exceed twenty hours per week” (Graduate Regulation 1.46).

Delivery Mode

The programme is delivered fully online.
All new graduate students are required to do the Graduate Introduction to Online Learning before starting the programme.

When will the programme start?

This offering of the programme begins in August 2016.

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (at least a Lower Second Class or its equivalent) from an approved tertiary institution

Holders of the postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies may transition into the programme as per Board for Graduate Studies and Research Regulations.

Academic Preparation

Course of Study
Level 1 
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Sustainable Financial Management
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Management Essentials I & II
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Critical Analytical and Communication Skills for Managers
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Practicum
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Project Analysis and Decision-Making with IT/MIS Tools
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Project Governance, Values and Ethics
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Project Control/Monitoring and Closing Domain
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Project Execution Domain
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Project Planning Domain
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Project Management Framework & Project Initiation Domain
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Research Paper
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Research Seminar