MASTER OF SCIENCEProject and Programme Management & Business Development





​​Career opportunities ​

Students who do the Global Project Management specialisation in Lille can expect to work in global businesses on international projects, programmes and megaprojects that span borders and time zones, involve multiple organisations and languages and have high cultural diversity.
Students who do the Project Management for Business Excellence specialisation in Paris can expect to work in a multi-project portfolio environment, contributing to sustainable competitive advantage and business efficiency.
Students who do the International Development & Change Management specialisation in Belo Horizonte can expect to work on a variety of social and development-type projects and programmes in government or private enterprises with an emphasis on the management and implementation of innovation projects of major change.
All specialisations offer students essential project management competences attractive to recruiters who need project managers that can work effectively in a diverse and competitive global marketplace. A wide variety of job titles can be expected, such as business development manager, global project manager, entrepreneur, assistant programme or portfolio manager, PMO assistant, consultant in project, programme and portfolio management, change consultant, planning engineer, cost manager, quality assessor.
The programme also offers a basis for future doctoral study.


MSc employment survey​

Our latest employment survey​ found that graduates of the MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development have a 98% net employment rate (at six months). Average salary was €45k
40% work outside of their home country.​


Companies that recruit our gradua​​tes

Airbus, Accenture, Alstom Transport, General Electric Healthcare, Thomson Reuters, Compagnie des Wagons Lits, Valeo, Lacoste, SFR, Bouygues Telecom, Gemalto, NQI, Maltem, Innovateam, Wynnesystems, PCubed, Aubay, Axa Art France, Cross Talent, Rocket Internet, Suncor Energy, Safran Consulting, Schneider Electric, MI-GSO and PWC.​                       

​Links with professional bodies

SKEMA Business School has developed many links with the professional bodies at national and international level, in particular for the development of international standards and research.
SKEMA Business School is involved with: Project Management Institute PMI®, International Project Management Association (IPMA), Association for Project Management (APM Corporate Member), APM Group, Project Management Association Japan (PMAJ), International Center for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), Major Projects Association (MPA), European Construction Institute (ECI), Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS), American Society for Quality (ASQ), The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI) as well as the 6 Sigma Institute.

Two alumni

Magali Cauet, 2014 graduate
"After graduating, I joined the London office of a project management global consulting company. My master gave me the keys to perform in the project management field in various countries and sectors so I acquired responsibility very quickly.

My consulting engagements have been very diverse: diagnostics, design and implementation of organisational change, project and change management training, support of business transformation and portfolio and programme structure."

Chris Delepierre, 2012 graduate
"After graduating from the MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development, I decided to launch my own social company in 3D printing then in creative and digital education with Trezorium. 

My training at SKEMA brought me confidence to lead these complex projects in a variety of business environments. 

The SKEMA alumni club of entrepreneurs has been great for networking too."

Video: Alumni careers so far

These videos were part of a project by 2020-21 MSc PPMBD students where they interviewed graduates of the MSc to find out about their careers since graduating from the programme.

Student project: alumni videos
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