Master
Project Management

Lay out the roadmap to successful projects with our M.A. Project Management.

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Your Project Management Master's at IU

Planning and implementing projects, owning all aspects from the makeup of the team to the processes and their results. You’ll be combining a broad range of areas, drawing on technical, sociological and psychological knowledge. If you already have a degree in economics or engineering, the 120-ECTS consecutive master’s in Project Management is perfect for you. Over the length of your course, you’ll learn established methods as well as hone your soft skills which are vital to lead teams and communicate complex ideas. 

The two-semester 60-ECTS programme is aimed at anyone with qualifications from outside the field who have already gained professional experience in project management after completing their first degree. 

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Arts (M.A.)
    120 or 60 ECTS
    Study format: Online
  • Duration of study
    24 or 12 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    From 489 98 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English - Online
    Currently in accreditation process

    60 ECTS - English - Online
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    Admission Requirements
    Scholarship Programme Option
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
Online: Official start date 01.06.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)
Online: Official start date 01.12.2022 (English, 60 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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Make the path to your degree simple

Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skills and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.

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DEGREE OVERVIEW

You will deepen your knowledge of the internationally established methods of project management, project requirements, strategic management decisions and leadership. In the second semester, you will be taught important skills in change management, agility, discussion skills and creative working methods. You will also learn how to measure and evaluate the success of your projects and apply your acquired know-how in a practical project simulation. Your third semester rounds off your profile with international skills and electives of your choice. You can either choose exciting project management electives in Scrum or Prince2, or you can choose specific business applications such as industrial automation, business intelligence or data engineering. 

  

The 60-ECTS version of this degree is perfect if you already have at least one year of professional experience in project management, offering you the opportunity to hone your skills over two semesters instead of four. You will become better acquainted with the central principles of international project management and offer you the confidence that comes with an accredited qualification.

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Electives

During your 60-ECTS degree, you have the opportunity to choose an elective amounting to 10 ECTS.

Process Management with Scrum
Project Management within Operations
Project Management with PRINCE2®
Industrial Automation Projects
International Marketing Projects
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Your professional future as a Project Management professional

New working time models, more diverse tasks, agile working in distributed teams - the new world of work makes good project management a central building block of corporate success. Project management is of increasing importance in all areas of business and public life and offers attractive career opportunities.  

After graduation, you can work as a:

Project Manager/Programme Manager

In all areas of the economy, more and more work is being done on projects. Especially in large or complex projects, a systematic approach is necessary. The position of project manager can involve very large responsibilities (e.g. building an airport). Although there are projects with exclusive business orientation and others with an exclusively technical orientation, very many projects require knowledge from both areas as well as the ability to weigh the different aspects against each other.

Scrum Master

SCRUM is an agile project management method that is nowadays not only used in software development but can also be applied to many business-related areas. The Scrum Master has the task of enabling the other team members in the SCRUM team to apply the rules of SCRUM for the most efficient project work. They are responsible for ensuring that all participants understand the SCRUM theory, practices, rules and values. In doing so, they act as a facilitator and coach and provide support in the SCRUM process. Their goal is to enable the SCRUM team to work according to the rules of SCRUM and to be as efficient as possible.

IT Project Manager

IT project managers plan, organise, and control information technology projects. They coordinate all employees, departments and external service providers involved. In doing so, they always keep an eye on the schedule and the budget. In addition to the correct implementation of the projects, they are also responsible for achieving the goals.

STUDY MODELS AND FEES

Full time

Duration 24 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€750 €150 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 36 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€555 €111 / month Apply now

Extended

Duration 48 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

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  • Free extension of study period

  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos

  • Flexible payment options

  • Correction and assessment of module exams

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What our students say

  • In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.

    Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Admission Requirements: Project Management
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Why IU is a great choice
  • Study the Way You Want To

    Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full time or part time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

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    IU International is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.  

  • Gain Real Support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  

  • The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

    Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus above all on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience. 

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