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Students in Stenhouse Wing, Strathclyde Business School

MScInternational Master Project Management

Why this course?

The International Master Project Management (iMPM) is a collaboration between MiP Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Strathclyde Business School. Each brings their respective excellence in research, consultancy and teaching in project management to an international teaching programme.

The programme looks at the strategic and holistic demands of modern projects in contemporary organisations. You'll gain knowledge in an emerging field that combines:

  • project management as a process to deliver complex change
  • strategic management as a process for formulating and implementing organisational strategy
  • the development of transferable skills. Particularly teamwork, leadership, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and presentation for employment

This course is suitable for both recent graduates and those graduates already in the workplace. It offers a balanced programme of professional training at postgraduate level. 

The course looks at the most recent approaches in project management with a cross sectorial and intercultural perspective that focus on managerial, behavioral and technical competencies.

Students graduating from the iMPM will receive two degree awards, issued by each institution:
  • Politecnico di Milano - Master Universitario di I Livello in Project Management
  • Strathclyde Business School - Master of Science in Project Management

Where you'll study

The course is entirely taught in English and has a duration of 18 months. The first semester held at MIP, Milan and the second one held at Strathclyde, Glasgow, plus final project work/research thesis.

You'll spend approximately five months in Italy and the UK. The other eight months for the final project work can be in Italy, UK or internationally. The decision depends on your interests and the opportunities available.

The programme is structured around the unique expertise of each institution. This ensures that the quality of teaching is at an exceptional level. You'll meet with a European and international network of scholars.

Course content

Study Period 1 – September to January

Based at MIP Politecnico di Milano (Italy).

  • Strategy & Organisation Management
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Innovation Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Finance
  • Project Risk Management

Study Period 2 -  February to June

Based at Strathclyde Business School (UK).

  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Leadership for Change & Innovation
  • Issues and Trends in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology
  • Commercial Management
  • Strategic Procurement Management
  • Consulting in Practise

You're also required to take 20 additional elective credits from either the Postgraduate Spring School or the MBA Summer School.

During the semester at Strathclyde, you also have the possibility to attend one elective (non-mandatory) offered on campus or in one of the school's International centres in:

Study Period 3 - July to February

Based in Italy, UK, or internationally based.

  • Final project work or research project

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a Bachelor degree (or an equivalent academic degree) of minimum three years duration and 180 ECTS credits in any discipline. Candidates should have a minimum Second Class Honours degree or equivalent CGPA.

Fees & funding

  • €18,500 for non-EU students
  • €16,500 for EU students

Early Bird Tuition Fee Waiver

If you apply before Tuesday 31 January 2018 you're eligible to run for an early bird tuition fee waiver of €1,000.

For further information, please email

Merit Based Scholarships

For exceptional applicants to the iMPM programme, MIP and Strathclyde offer partial, merit based tuition fee waivers. The tuition fee waivers available will be given out on a rolling basis.

  • €6,000 for non-EU candidates
  • €4,000 for EU candidates

In order to be considered for a merit-based tuition fee waiver, you have to write an essay on the following topic:

You're working in the organisational committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The games will start in three years and you have been told to design the organisational structure of the team (approximately 70 people) in charge of realisation of the games.
Your goal is to suggest possible organisational structures (identifications of the roles and related correlation) of the decision maker group knowing that the contingent nature of the project imposes a continuous revision of that structure along the project life cycle (that will finish three months after the end of the games).
Please elaborate in an essay of one-two pages.
To run for the tuition fee waiver, send your essay in PDF format to Please note that only complete applications can be considered.

For more details on how to apply for the tuition fee waivers, please email

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.


The iMPM class is composed of a diverse mix of candidates coming from different nationalities. The iMPM programme trains candidates to assume job roles inside international and national companies in the project management field.

The MIP Talent Development Center and Career Service at Strathclyde supports you in your personal and career development. They'll help you to widen your professional network.

Contact us


You must apply online at the MiP Politecnico di Milan "Apply for a Masters" website. There's an application fee of 100€. When you apply please upload the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae
  • certified copy of university qualification
  • official academic transcripts
  • english certificate for non-native speakers
  • two letters of recommendation
  • motivation letter
  • a copy of a valid ID document eg Passport

The final step of the selection process is the motivational interview.

Non-EU students are encouraged to apply at least three months before the start of the programme in order to allow enough time for the Declaration of Value (DOV) procedure for Italy and establishment of your student visa.

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