MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development

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Programme courses


Courses by campus & credits​

This MSc has three specialisation tracks: (1) Global Project Management (Lille); (2) Project Management for Business Excellence (Paris); International Development & Change Management  (Belo Horizonte in Brazil)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPINE (Lille, Paris & Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • Globalisation and project management (Belo only), 3 credits
  • International Contract Management (Lille/Paris), 3 credits
  • Managing Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity, 4 credits
  • Portfolio Management, PMO and Financing, 6 credits
  • Advanced Strategic Management, 3 credits
  • Project Planning and Control, 6 credits
  • People in Projects, 4 credits
  • Project Management Methods: PRINCE2 and AgilePM, 4 credits
  • Leadership Skills for Projects, 5 credits
SPECIALISATION STREAMS - Choose one or mix two, (per campus)
         Global Project Management (Lille)
  • Global Project Management, 5 credits
  • Sustainable Project Management, 3 credits
  • International Bid & Tendering Processes, 4 credits
  • Large Programmes and Megaprojects, 4 credits
         Project Management for Business Excellence (Paris)
  • PM for Competitive Advantage, 5 credits
  • Organisational Excellence and Maturity Models, 3 credits
  • Organisational Performance Improvement, 5 credits
  • Business Plans & Business Models, 5 credits

International Development & Change Management  (Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • Project Change Management & Culture, 4 credits
  • International Development Project Case Studies, 4 credits
  • Innovation Projects & Knowledge Management, 5 credits
  • Management of Operational NGOs, 3 credits
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (Lille, Paris & Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • Research and big data (Lille/Paris), 3 credits
  • Accelerator agent (with SEED incubator) (Belo), 3 credits
  • Project practice portfolio 1, 2 credits
  • Employability and career 2, 1 credits
  • Project practice portfolio 2, 2 credits
  • Employability and career 1, 1 credit
CAPSTONE COURSE (Lille, Paris & Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • Academic or Professional Thesis or Business Development Project, 30 credits
TOTAL: 90 credits​
Approximate course time not including individual and project work: 450 h
These details above are for information only and may be changed by the school without prior notice. 

Professional cert​ifications 

With a view to gaining high recognition and ratings by global recruiters this course includes the preparation for the main professional project management certifications:
'Project Management Professional' (PMP®) and 'Certified Associate in Project Management' (CAPM®)  by the PMI®
'PRINCE2® Foundation' by APMG®
PMP® certification is subject to specific requirements of experience and education. For students already PMP® certified, modules contribute to Professional Development Units (PDUs).  ​   

Teaching strategies 

The programme uses innovative learning and teaching methods, including role play, case study, simulation, flipped classroom, distance and blended learning giving a stimulating and flexibile learning environment to students. Newly acquired skills are used to work on real case studies and teams work closely with academics and practitioners to analyse industry, company, and specific strategic issues. With appropriate guidance, students are expected to find solutions, recommend action plans, and plan project implementations.

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