Master in Project Management (English)
The Master's Degree in Project Management, with a lifelong learning master's diploma, provides you with all management and technical skills necessary for effective management in complex projects, aligning the current needs of companies with market trends. In addition, this master prepares you for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®) and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification exams.
The program is on the TOP 5 of master's degrees in project management according to Mundo Posgrado 2019 and is considered the best master's degree in Project Management according to the ranking Iberoamericano de formación online in spanish 2015 (Ranking Wanabis).
- 12 months
- 60 ECTS
- APRIL 2024
- 7500 €
Get the double degree from our academic partner, the leading university in Catalonia and Spain with more than 560 years of history.
We are the 1st 100% online Business School in the world to receive the QS Stars rating, obtaining the highest distinction in Online Learning.
The program has been considered the #5 best master in spanish 100% online in the Project Management category of Eduniversal.
Achieve an integrated vision about all the implied areas in project management to lead them efficiently and effectively.
Develop the needed leadership skills and technics to manage the human and materials resources necessary for the development of a particular Project.
PMP CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Acquire the necessary knowledge to take the PMP®/PMI-ACP® exams through the participation on specific bootcamps and the 100% aligned content with the last version of the PMBOK®Guide.
Develop your capacity to thinking strategically and positioning competitively the managed projects.
Master in Project Management Syllabus
Our program is structured in six different blocks and ends with the development of a Final Project. Moreover, during the development of the program you will have the chance to take five different voluntary bootcamps and different additional activities.
Block 1. Strategic Project Management
Block 2. Project Planning and Control
Block 3. People Project Management
Bootcamps and Additional activities
The lifelong learning master's degree in Project Management has international professors with more than 20 years of experience in project management and certifications. In addition, they use multiple software tools and simulation applications.
1. Strategic project management
The implementation of business strategies is carried out through project management, specifically, through the management of programs and portfolios, and with the help of governance mechanisms ('Project Governance') and PMO ('Project Management Office') structures. However, it is necessary to first understand some fundamental concepts such as: company, strategy, strategic planning, management styles, structures and cultures organizations.
Lecturer: Marc Barà Iniesta, Founder of ProjectWorkLab.
2. Project planning and control
Project Management principles and domains is the main focus of the new version of PMBOK® Guide. Some of them are project management leadership, project management team building, adaptability and resiliency, project manager commitment, motivation, influence, coaching and leadership, conflict management and negotiation.
Lecturer: Victor Ruiz Ezpeleta, Project Management Director at Urban Development Agency.
During this module, students, are going to focus, first, on the Project Definition, because reaching the project’s objective is the first check of project management effectiveness and it is clear that this check is prior to the evaluation of the approved schedule and budget. And, second, they will focus on the project finance, since a Project Manager has to be able to understand the language, structure and processes that take place in the financial management of projects; to lead that management and / or to collaborate with financial managers in their development, both at the project level and at the organization level.
Lecturer: Elena María Bulmer, Coordinador de Biodiversidad en en Worldwatch Institute Europe.
This course presents a joint and global view of project schedule and budget (cost) planning, covering aspects of agile project management related to schedule and cost planning, in addition to providing all the knowledge related to subject of study, has been designed to cover aspects that support the student in preparing to obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification from PMI®.
Lecturer: Marc Barà Iniesta, Fundador de ProjectWorkLab.
In this module students are going to, first, study current quality management systems and basic principles of Total Quality Management and several current quality models, including EFQM and ISO standards. The differences between the implementation of a Quality Management System in an organization and the development of the Quality Manual will be identified. This will lead to determining their differences with respect to the elaboration of a Quality Plan for project management. And, second, they are going to obtain a broad and detained vision of the professional in charge of the risks of a project.
Lecturer: Marisa Andrea Lostumbo, Consultant and Project Management trainer.
During this module, students will focus, on the one hand, on the procurement management and the legal aspects in projects. This part of the module will give students the ability to develop the most correct contractual strategy in each single project, as well as to evaluate the most suitable types of contracts for each project deliverable and to elaborate the corresponding bidding documents. On the other hand, students will focus on the project sales management, where students will analyze in which environment offers are developed, how to maximize their effectiveness, how to increase the sale options of the project, (always maintaining a solid basis for its execution), the role of the buyer and the aspects of negotiation and strategic sale.
Lecturer: Elisabet Duocastella i Pla, daVinci Project Management Director.
In this subject, students will learn how to choose the most suitable project management approach for each project, having understood the need for the methodology based on innovative products, how they are managed and monitored, what roles are involved and how the high performance teams that are required are managed.
Lecturer: Carlos J. Pampliega, Vice President of the Board of Directors at PMI Madrid.
This module the student will identify what to adapt in their projects, when and why. For which, a set of Management Models will also be proposed on which the best practices of Project Management are based to achieve the success of the project.
Lecturer: Antoni Miranda Llopis, Project Management Consultant.
A world in continuous transformation demands that businesses transform and at the same time requires a continuous evolution of the role of Project Manager. In this module, students will learn to unlearn to adapt to new challenges.
Lecturer: Marcelo Granieri, IT portfolio manager & Agile facilitator at ICBC Argentina
3. People project management
During this module, students will focus, first, on the human factor in project management where they will learn topics related to project team management, interpersonal skills and leadership that a good Project Manager should have, as well as the main techniques of conflict resolution. You will know the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and its application in the Project Management profession. And, second, on the project change management, where they will focus on topics such as change management concepts, organizational project change management and project people change management, among others.
Lecturer: José Rafael Alcalá, Head of Drilling Services at Repsol.
Final Project and Additional activities
This programme is designed to complement the content of the thematic blocks with the necessary training to achieve their internalisation. The training is conceived from a threefold perspective: technical assistance, personal support and individual and group challenges that are necessary to achieve the objectives set.
Once enrolled, student will have the chance to pursue a pre-master bootcamp about Finance for Non-Financiers. During this course participants will get an introductory knowledge about finance which will be relevant during different stages of their Master.
This is a self-directed activity with the support of a teacher, who will answer all students’ doubts and concerns. Once finished the course and passed, students will get a completion certification.
Introductory workshop| Campus Training
Before the beginning of the academic year, students will have the chance to attend to an introductory workshop about our virtual campus, Blackboard. During different training sessions students will learn how to properly use the campus, as well as they will deepen in the different necessary tools used during the Master.
Professional Development Programme (PDP)
Two weeks before the beginning of the academic year, students will have the chance to attend to a professional development program where they will work, hand-in-hand with a teacher, the development of different skills such as time management, productivity, stress management and emotional intelligence. If the student ends the PDP, developing all the activities, he will obtain a completion certification.
The main objective is to carry out a project that allows students to apply the groups of learned processes throughout the program, and at the same time achieving a specialization in the management of a specific project. It focuses on applying best practices from different industries, understanding its benefits and exercising management skills that every Project Manager should have.
Lecturer: Juan Pedro Gallardo, Operations Manager at OYTEC.
The longlife learning master's degree in Project Management is complemented with lectures, bootcamps and seminars which will be held in each of the blocks. These additional activities are performed by renowned professionals in the project management field who, through videoconferencing, will introduce students to their experiences and case studies.
Bootcamp: Advanced project planning course: MS Project
The Microsoft Project version Professional application allows planning, scheduling and project control, and is a de facto industry standard. In this bootcamp and through videos, exercises and debates, the student will be able to obtain an advanced knowledge in the management of the project planning through the use of this tool.
Lecturer: Marc Barà Iniesta, Founder of ProjectWorkLab.
Bootcamp: Project management information systems (PMIS) and tools
This bootcamp will allow students to obtain skills to analyze, select and apply PMIS (Clarity PPM, Planning IT, Cardinis, EnterpriseTrack, Power Steering, etc.) and Tools (Redmine, Remember The Milk, TeamViewer, etc.); and thus make the daily life of the Project Manager easier. It also explains how to work with the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
Lecturer: Marcelo Granieri, IT portfolio manager & Agile facilitator at ICBC Argentina.
Bootcamp: Project management simulation. SimulTrain
SimulTrain is a project management simulation tool developed by STS that provides simulation of calls, reception of emails and voice messages to create a realistic project management environment, through which attendees to the bootcamp can implement fundamental procedures, tools, and techniques of project management learned throughout the Master. This bootcamp is organized by teams and allows to 'simulate' the role of Project Manager through the planning and management of the execution of a fictitious project, facing the most relevant events that occur in the real life of the management of a project: the customer requests some changes in the scope, difficulty in obtaining the necessary resources, technical difficulties during the development of the product, etc.
Lecturer: Marisa Andrea Lostumbo Giraldo, Project Management Consultant and Trainer at GoFlow.
Bootcamp: PMI-PMP certification preparation: Introduction
The PMP certification is considered fundamental in the professional development of the specialists of different disciplines in diverse industries and it is every day more required in the labor market of the project management. The program is structured in three areas: application, knowledge areas and process groups and practices.
Lecturer: Antoni Miranda Llopis, Project Management Consultant.
Bootcamp: PMI-ACP certification preparation: Introduction
The objective of this bootcamp is to support student in the preparation process of the PMI certification: Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®). The program is structured in three areas: application, theoretical guide and practical guide.
Lecture: Alberto Burgaleta, Senior Consultant at Blue Telecom Consulting.
During the program students will have the opportunity to assist in streaming to different web conferences with experts in different areas, related with the program. These professionals will share their knowledge and experience and will provide students with the best practices in the field.
Most of the training is done asynchronously; it means that the exchange of knowledge is done through a software platform that allows sharing written texts without having people to be connected at the same time.Additionally, in each of the subjects’ synchronous sessions or 'webinars' are organized, in sessions in which all participants are connected at the same time through a program allowing the exchange of knowledge in 'real time'.
The longlife learning master's degree in Project Management offers a broad and open vision of project management, training students to be experts in project management methodology to ensure successful implementation. To achieve this goal, it is essential to support training through professional software tools that allow students to better understand the concepts and also to know some important and useful tools that surely they will have the opportunity to use in their professional environment.
Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to master the following software tools:
- MS Project from Microsoft.
- @Risk from Palisade.
- WBS Chart Pro.
- Mind Manager.
The Master in Project Management prepares students for 2 PMI® certifications by using exam simulation tools*:
- PMP® – Project Management Professional
- ACP® – Agile Certified Practitioner
*The certification fee is not included in the Master's price.
In addition, the Master in Project Management students have the chance to enrol in the training courses for the following certifications**:
- Business IT Certification from ICN
- Scrum (Product Owner & Scrum Master) Certification from Scrum Inc
**The certification and tuition fees are not included in the Master's price.
OBS has an online methodology where the core is the student. Always backed by active and internationally renowned lecturers, who share their knowledge to enhance the professional development of students through a flexible, collaborative method with personalised monitoring. The aim is to create a unique educational experience that allows the assimilation of knowledge in a practical way.
Student ON's fundamental pillar is the student and, for this reason, throughout the course students have their Programme Manager, an academic figure who accompanies them in a personalised way.
After successfully completing the Master's degree and having completed the relevant procedures, you will receive the Master's degree from OBS Business School. In addition, you will have the possibility of obtaining a Lifelong learning Master's degree from the University of Barcelona (UB), provided that you meet the established academic, documentation, payment, and administrative requirements.
To obtain it, you must have a university degree. In the exceptional case of not having this degree and having passed the Master's evaluations, you will obtain a Higher University Diploma from the University of Barcelona (UB).
At OBS Business School we are committed to our own degree that allows us to update the programmes in each edition in order to be at the forefront of the knowledge demanded by companies today. Our programmes are focused on professionals who want to update their management skills while living an international experience, basing our value proposition on a global academic approach.
The fundamental aim of our admissions process is to ensure the suitability of candidates. All participants should get the most out of this learning experience, through a context in which it is possible to develop long-term relationships with classmates, faculty and alumni.
After completing the application form for one of our programmes, you will receive an e-mail with information about the School and a member of the Admissions Department will contact you to start the admission process. Once you have successfully passed the personal interview, you must submit all the required documentation to continue the admission process and certify that you meet the requirements of the student profile. After the Admissions Committee, if it is positive, you will be able to register and enrol in the programme you have applied for.
The students of our Master's Degree in Project Management come from different backgrounds and industries. However, they all have a common goal: to enhance their management skills in order to boost their professional careers.