MSc International Master Project Management

Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Study mode and duration: 18 months full-time
  • Location: Taught in Milan & Glasgow

  • Teaching language: English

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  • benefit from international academic experience at two institutions 
  • gain an understanding of essential business and management skills for industrial management
  • bridge the skills gap between university and industry through tackling industry problems
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Why this course?

The International Master Project Management (iMPM) is suitable for both recent graduates and those already in the workplace. It offers a balanced programme of professional training at postgraduate level. 

The course explores the most recent approaches in project management with a cross-sectorial and intercultural perspective that focuses on managerial, behavioural and technical competencies.

You'll look at the strategic and holistic demands of modern projects in contemporary organisations and 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
Students graduating from the iMPM will receive two degree awards – one from each institution:
  • Master Universitario di I Livello in Project Management – Politecnico di Milano
  • Master of Science in Project Management – Strathclyde Business School

Each institution brings their respective excellence in research, consultancy and teaching in project management to an international teaching programme.

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Where you'll study

The course is entirely taught in English and has a duration of 18 months. The first semester is held at POLIMI Graduate School of Management, Milan and the second 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 another international location. The decision depends on your interests and the opportunities available.

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

Strathclyde Business School

Strathclyde Business School was founded in 1948 and is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation with a reputation for research excellence.

One of four faculties forming the University of Strathclyde, SBS is a triple-accredited business school (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) and was the first business school in Scotland to achieve this accolade in 2004. The Business School is home to seven subject departments and a number of specialist centres, all of which collaborate to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary courses.

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POLIMI Graduate School of Management

At POLIMI Graduate School of Management we create meaningful paths for future business leaders and the businesses they will lead, guided by the over-arching belief that we have a crucial role to play in shaping a better world for all.  Based in Milan, Italy’s main business centre, our school was created over 40 years ago as MIP Politecnico di Milano and today it is a not-for-profit Consortia Limited Company composed of the University and a group of leading Italian and multinational companies.

With over 15,000 alumni and 3,000 students every year we are an innovative and entrepreneurial community made up of diverse people and partners. We see the power of relationships as a constant source of enrichment, innovation and inspiration, personal and professional.

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The professors and program coordinators are extremely helpful and as intense as this course is with respect to the wide range of subjects and submission of assignments, it paves the way for better academic acumen and collective understanding.
Kevin Chacko Shibu
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Course content

Study Period 1 – September to January

Based at POLIMI Graduate School of Management (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 the Postgraduate Spring School.

Study Period 3

Based in Italy, UK, or internationally based.

  • Final project work or research project

Triple-accredited business school

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Entry requirements

Academic 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.

There are a lot of conferences and events that are free to attend, which presents you with a great chance to network. Networking is not for everyone but you can make it more enjoyable by picking topics you enjoy at least if you don’t connect with people, you have learned something!
Gayatri Kale

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Want to know more about what it’s like to be a Strathclyde Business School student at the University of Strathclyde? A selection of our current students are here to help!

Our Unibuddy ambassadors can answer all the questions you may have about their course experiences and studying at Strathclyde, along with offering insight into life in Glasgow and Scotland.

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International students

We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 140 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.

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Fees & funding

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Fees may be subject to updates to maintain accuracy. Tuition fees will be notified in your offer letter.

All fees are in £ sterling, unless otherwise stated, and may be subject to revision.

Annual revision of fees

Students on programmes of study of more than one year (or studying standalone modules) should be aware that tuition fees are revised annually and may increase in subsequent years of study. Annual increases will generally reflect UK inflation rates and increases to programme delivery costs.

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Additional costs
Course materials

Class materials comprise textbooks and course handbooks.  All of the compulsory handbooks are available to students free on the VLE.  Some classes may have a recommended core textbook which you may wish to purchase but copies will be available in the University Library.

Placements & field trips

May incur travel costs depending on clients and project placement. Will be confirmed with students before commencement of the placement.

Study abroad

iMPM students have the option of taking MBA elective classes overseas. Students cover travel and accommodation themselves, but no costs associated with teaching. 

Other costs

Students are required to submit two hard copy dissertations. An average cost will be £10-15 including delivery to the department.

Visa and immigration

International students may have associated visa and immigration costs. Please see student visa guidance for more information.

Please note: the fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

How can I fund my course?

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Scottish postgraduate students

Scottish postgraduate students may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students, a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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Students coming from England

Students ordinarily resident in England may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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Students coming from Wales

Students ordinarily resident in Wales may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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Students coming from Northern Ireland

Postgraduate students who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland may be able to apply for support from Student Finance Northern Ireland. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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International students

We've a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Glasgow is Scotland's biggest & most cosmopolitan city

Our campus is based right in the very heart of Glasgow. We're in the city centre, next to the Merchant City, both of which are great locations for sightseeing, shopping and socialising alongside your studies.

Life in Glasgow

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

The POLIMI Graduate School of Management Talent Development Center and the Careers Service at Strathclyde provide support in your personal and career development and help you to widen your professional network.

Course brochure

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For information and guidance on the application process, take a look at our How to Apply web page.

Start date: Sep 2024

Project Management (International)

Start date: Sep 2024

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Contact us

SBS Postgraduate Admissions

Telephone: +44 (0)141 553 6105 / +44 (0)141 553 6116


Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
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