MSc Project Management

Project Management

MSc

Summary

Study level
Award
Master's
Location
Berlin or Online
Faculty of Business

Course Overview

The double accredited postgraduate degree in project management delivered at our Berlin campus gives you the hands-on strategic and leadership skills needed to forge a career in the dynamic field of project management. 

Study your master’s in project management in Germany and develop an appreciation of how to lead projects to success using the latest project management skills, theories, and techniques. This course will teach you how to use organisational initiative to fulfil a range of projects across diverse, international industries. 

Our master’s in project management will bring you up-to-speed with the latest project management practices, trends, and developments. For example, the recent Covid-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of project management in finding solutions to unprecedented challenges. In fact, project management skills are vital in fields including engineering, technology, education, healthcare, events management, as well as tourism and many more creative and service fields. Because of this, your degree qualification will have wide reaching employer-appeal and is your ticket to a highly rewarding career.
 

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Professional accreditations
This course is accredited by both the Association for Project Management (APM) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

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Course details and modules

Our MSc Project Management course will provide you with the knowledge and confidence required to execute large scale, global projects.
Accredited by the Association for Project Management and by Chartered Management Institute, this degree gives you the opportunity to become a forward-thinking project manager who understands the importance of data metrics in project analysis and future planning. Each module of the course is informed by our lecturers’ professional expertise, helping you to become better equipped to lead and manage high-level projects.

Oscar Bustillo

I have enjoyed doing my master’s here because it’s not like a traditional university where you sit in a classroom and a lecturer talks and you write down everything. I like that when we come here there’s actually a discussion and we do a lot of analysis.

Oscar Bustillo
MSc Project Management student, Arden University Berlin

Modules

Core modules (20 credits each)

  • Management of traditional projects
  • Project analytics
  • Agile methodologies in the digital business environment
  • Project management tools and techniques
  • Developing people, leadership, and capabilities

Elective, choose one* (20 credits)

  • Managing cloud-based business solutions  
  • Managing customer and user experience
  • Analysing big data 

Final project (60 credits)

  • Digital business transformation project

*The order and availability of the optional modules within each level may vary depending on intake and subject to demand.

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. That’s why we choose a range of methods to keep track of how well you are progressing. These include:

  • Management of traditional projects
  • Project analytics
  • Agile methodologies in the digital business environment
  • Project management tools and techniques
  • Developing people, leadership, and capabilities

Study options

This course is available to study full time through our blended learning study mode at our campus in Berlin, Germany. The course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere or worldwide. 

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Nkechi Mathilda Nwobi

I learn better face-to-face, so blended learning gives me an opportunity to do both face-to-face learning and independent online study. This is better for me because I need time for my daughter as well as my studies, so now I have time for both.

Nkechi Mathilda Nwobi
MSc Project Management student, Arden University Berlin

Full time, blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at our centrally located Berlin campus. This is combined with around 25 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, Perlego, which contains almost half a million books, journals, and industry literature which you can make use of throughout your studies, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully. 

Full time study in Berlin is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face to face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who are attracted by the opportunity to move to Germany to study, where you can take advantage of the employment opportunities available for overseas students.

Please note: our campus classes are temporarily being conducted online in our virtual classroom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Face-to-face classes will resume once the current restrictions are lifted. 

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Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location.  

Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this degree, we need to see that you have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 60-78; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. Get in touch to find out more. 

If you don’t have academic qualifications

At Arden University we are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if you have substantial management experience (typically 5 years) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study your master's course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you have other postgraduate-level business awards you may be eligible for entry and/or exemptions. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

If you don’t already have a degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

 Dr Phungmayo Horam

Our business and management faculty in Berlin are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals who are here to help you reach your goals both in and outside of the classroom. Get to know some of our business faculty members before you start your programme by following the link below.

Dr Phungmayo Horam
Academic Lead

Career prospects

Displaying expertise in project management will allow you to take on more responsibilities in your current role, set out on a new path, and even advise others in their own pursuits.

Jasvir Markandy

I chose Arden University Berlin because they provide an environment to further your knowledge and pursue opportunities in a new field.

Jasvir Markandy
MSc IT Security Management graduate, Arden University Berlin

What will I gain from this degree?

Our courses are designed to give professionals both transferable skills for the workplace, and industry-specific knowledge to make informed decisions in their area of work. To accomplish this, we’ve designed our programmes to cover a wide range of professional abilities and expert knowledge so you can apply your learning to whichever role you chose.

As a graduate, you’ll have gained knowledge of:

  • Using and interpreting data to make sound decisions
  • Apply the most well-established values of project management to your own work
  • Advising on the most appropriate strategies and best practices  in project management 
  • Communicating data and processes to a diverse group 
  • Working effectively both independently and as part of a team

What can I do after Arden University?

With a master’s in project management, you’ll be poised to take on more responsibilities in your current organisation, or seek a new career path altogether. 

With additional training in some areas, you could pursue a career as a:

  • Project Director
  • Project Executive
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Technical Project Lead
  • Business Project Lead
  • Programme Manager

Industry skills

Association for Project Management (APM)

The Association for Project Management (APM) is a body committed to developing and promoting project management excellence. The organisation is the only chartered body for the profession, and has more than 30,000 members and over 500 organisations participating in its partnership programmes.
 
Arden’s MSc Project Management is accredited by the APM, which means you’ll graduate with a certificate that recognises your knowledge in both academic and professional circles. The APM is also your gateway to discovering further training opportunities in project management, as well as networking and employment opportunities.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Upon completion of this course, students will attain dual accreditation, receiving both a master's degree and a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. Completing this level 7 diploma independently can cost upwards of £2,000.  Students will also have the opportunity to fast-track to Chartered Manager status through the CMI at an additional cost of only £150 inclusive of VAT (instead of a standard assessment fee of £612 inclusive of VAT). 
 
The CMI badge is a mark of quality to show that you have both exceptional experience in your area of study as well as all the relevant skills and experience in leadership and management to progress your career to a senior level role.
 
CMI membership comes with a wealth of additional resources, including ManagementDirect, an online learning portal with hundreds of thousands of high-value leadership resources and materials, as well as access to professional events and countless mentoring and networking opportunities.
 
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