MASTER OF SCIENCEProject 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). 

You can take a full specialisation year at the campus of your choice or attend a different campus each semester to suit your personal interest and career aspirations. Note: the name of the specialisation does not appear on the degree certificate.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPINE (Lille, Paris and Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • International Contract Management, 4 credits

  • Managing Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity, 4 credits

  • Portfolio Management, PMO and Financing, 6 credits

  • Advanced Strategic Management, 3 credits

  • Project Planning and Control, 6 credits

  • People in Projects, 4 credits

  • Project Management Methods: PRINCE2 and AgilePM, 3 credits

  • Leadership Skills for Projects, 5 credits

  • Business Plans and Business Models, 3 credits

SPECIALISATION STREAMS - Choose one or mix two, (per campus)
         Global Project Management (Lille)
  • Global and Digital Project Management, 4 credits

  • Sustainable Project Management, 3 credits

  • International Business Development, 4 credits

  • Large Programmes and Megaprojects, 3 credits

         Project Management for Business Excellence (Paris)
  • PM for Competitive Advantage, 4 credits

  • Organisational Excellence and Maturity Models, 3 credits

  • Organisational Performance Improvement, 4 credits

  • Growth Strategy, 3 credits

International Development & Change Management  (Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • Project Change Management and Culture, 4 credits

  • International Development Project Case Studies, 3 credits

  • Innovation Projects & Knowledge Management, 4 credits

  • Management of Operational NGOs, 3 credits

  • Optional Portuguese (15hrs online + 15hrs in class) - in each semester

When the first semester has been done on the Belo Horizonte campus, the student who has achieved all the degree criteria will be awarded the Brazilian MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development certificate.


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (Lille, Paris and Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • Project practice portfolio 1, 3 credits

  • Employability and career 2, 1 credit

  • Project practice portfolio 2, 3 credits

  • Employability and career 1, 1 credit

  • Research Methodology and Critical Thinking (Lille, Paris, Belo Horizonte), 3 credits

  • Open Innovation and Knowledge Management (Lille and Paris), 3 credits

  • Strategic Entrepreneurship: From Theory to Practice (Belo Horizonte), 3 credits

CAPSTONE COURSE (Lille, Paris & Belo Horizonte in Brazil)
  • Academic or professional thesis or business development project, 30 credits

A pre-masters online fundamentals course for new students is also offered before classes begin.

TOTAL: 90 credits​
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®

  • IPMA’s Level D® / Level C® 
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 flexible 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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