MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development



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)

SKEMA DNA (Lille, Paris & Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • Globalisation, 3 credits
  • Competitive intelligence & Technical Change, 2 credits
  • Advanced Strategy, 3 credits
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPINE (Lille, Paris & Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • Team & Social Competencies in Multicultural and Virtual Projects, 5 credits
  • Project Management Methods and Standards, 5 credits
  • Managing Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity with Agile and Lean, 5 credits
  • Project Planning and Control, 7 credits
  • Human Resource and Stakeholder Management for Project Managers, 5 credits
  • Strategic Project Management, Governance and the PMO, 5 credits
         Global Project Management (Lille)
  • Global Project Management Framework, Tools and Techniques, 5 credits
  • Sustainable Project Management and Operational Readiness, 3 credits
  • Project Tendering, Bid Process and Contract Management, 5 credits
  • Managing Large Programmes and Megaprojects, 3 credits
         Project Management for Business Excellence (Paris)
  • PM for Sustainable Competitive Advantage, 5 credits
  • Portfolio Management and Business Efficiency, 3 credits
  • Business Plans Models and Project Financing, 5 credits
  • Maturity Models and Performance Improvement, 3 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)
  • Professional and Personal Development 1, 1  credit
  • Research Methods, 1 credits
  • Professional and Personal Development 2, 1 credit
  • Coaching for Capstone Course, 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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