university master in project management

Master of Science in Project Management (weekdays)

Be a Project Manager: Lead an organization and its processes with one of the best MSC´s in the world within the area of management

International projects

There is a growing demand for project managers who can manage international projects and who can operate in a variety of cultural and socio-economic settings and are capable of handling the complexities that arise while working in an international context. Globalisation involves being able to manage virtual teams, control projects in remote locations and dealing with global stakeholders. The aim of the course is to give students the necessary skills for planning and executing international projects, including the management of virtual teams; dealing with public procurement processes; and the implication of international legislations and regulatory practices to their projects. Students will also be able to recognise the associated risks, logistics and other challenges related to remote project management.
Type Subject
Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge


1. Acquiring of a structured vision on the knowledge related to Project Management.
2. Starting up, planning, performing, monitoring and closing a project.
3. Foreseeing situations that may have an impact in a project.
4. Assessing project results.
5. Estimating the required resources and duration when planning the project activities.
6. Mastering the specific techniques and tools related to Project Management.
7. Enable the students to analyse the different Project Management existing options in a critical.
8. Becoming familiar with the main Project Management methodologies, standards and frameworks.
9. Obtaining a practical vision on how theories on Project Management can be applied.
10. Developing Project Management skills in specific areas or disciplines.
11. Applying Project Management techniques and tools to projects belonging to a specific industry.
12. Applying a humanist view to typical Project Management problem.
13. Becoming familiar with conflict resolution management trends.


1. Introducing to international Project management.
2. Globalization and international markets.
3. Managing international projects in a global organization.
4. Outsourcing projects in Asia.
5. Managing international project: case study 8.
6. Sustainable building.
7. Managing international projects: case study negotiations in Maghreb.
8. Financing of international ventures.


The teaching methodology used in the on-campus modality is divided into four steps for each of the sessions that make up the subjects of the program:
• Students must prepare at home the previous tasks of the session recommended by the teacher: reading an article, watching a video, solving a practical case or exercise, etc. In this way, the student prepares the topic of the session and acquires prior knowledge that will allow him to take better advantage of the session together with the teacher and the rest of the classmates.
• The teacher dedicates the first part of the session to working on the concepts related to the theme of the day, encouraging debate and discussion among the students, taking advantage of the fact that they have prepared the previous tasks and are based on prior knowledge.
• The teacher dedicates the second part of the session to the analysis, debate and resolution of the practical case or exercise proposed in the previous tasks. In this way, the concepts covered in the first part of the session are taken to a practical environment to strengthen the student's learning. It is essential that students work on the case or exercise at home to make the most of the contributions of the rest of their classmates during the second part of the session, as well as make valuable contributions to the group.
• It is recommended that students prepare at home the subsequent tasks of the session recommended by the teacher, which aim to finish consolidating the knowledge discussed and worked on in class.


The course assessment will be based upon the student’s individual performance and the grade obtained in the teamwork, with the following weighting:

Evaluation Criteria

• Participation (discussions, forums, comments on readings, etc.): 30%
• Teamwork (application of learning concepts, etc.): 30%
• Test (multiple choice questions): 40%

Basic Bibliography

• Professors’ notes
• Thomas W Grisham “International Project Management: Leadership in Complex Environments” (2010), First Ed., John Wiley & Sons
• Bartlett, Ghoshal and Birkinshaw “Transnational Management” (2011), Sixth Ed., McGraw Hill
• Ruggero Golini, PhD and Paolo Landoni, PhD “International Development Projects: Peculiarities and Managerial Approaches”, (2013), Project Management Institute
• Qian Shi, PhD and Jianguo Chen, PhD “The Human Side of Project Management: Leadership Skills” (2006), Project Management Institute

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