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MASTER OF SCIENCEProject and Programme Management & Business Development




Know and understand in practice the essential project management capabilities for tomorrow
Programme taught in English at the Paris, Lille and Belo Horizonte campuses. 
September and January intakes at any of the campuses. Change between campuses, per semester, as you wish.
This MSc has three specialisation tracks: (1) Global Project Management (Lille); (2) Project Management for Business Excellence (Paris); (3) International Development & Change Management (Belo Horizonte).
This MSc is a full-time programme with eight months of courses followed by work experience or a research project.         

gac-logo-new.jpgThis MSc is accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). 

Programme outline 

This unique, globally accredited programme offers students access to several professional certifications such as AgilePM® and PRINCE2® in the autumn semester and the PMI’s CAPM® and the IPMA’s Level D® in the spring semester. In addition, certification in Green Project Management (GPM) is an option at the Lille campus in the autumn and Lean Six Sigma is offered at the Paris campus in the spring.
  • Global Project Management at the Lille campus, strategically placed near London, Paris and Brussels for unparalleled global reach.

  • Project Management for Business Excellence at the Paris campus, in one of the most important business, financial, and political centres of the world. 

  • International Development & Change Management in Brazil at the Belo Horizonte campus, in one of the most dynamic cities for business in Latin America. 

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. The programme capstone is a major project in the form of an academic or professional thesis or business development project.

Programme head, a graduate, a student

Why choose this progr​amme 

  • An international programme taught by practitioners and researchers in project and programme management.  ​

  • Students can immediately apply knowledge learned.

  • Students are trained for international certifications in project management (PMI/CAPM/PMP®, PRINCE2®, IPMA’s Level D ® /C ®).

  • Students learn strategic, technical and social skills for delivering sustainable change with the latest tools and techniques.

  • Designed around an innovative learning experience, including flipped classroom sessions, simulations and real project management practice.



Vision and objectives of the programme 

  • VisionTo empower people to make the world a better place.

  • ObjectiveTo facilitate the dynamic development of participants' managerial and entrepreneurial competencies, allowing them to enlarge their expertise to learn, adopt and adapt, and to work as managers and leaders in the management of complex projects, and in an international and multicultural environment.

Training course scholarships 

Scholarships in the form of high quality online accredited training courses in sought-after project management areas are available at no cost to selected students. These scholarships are provided by our learning partner Training Byte Size in subjects such as agile, PRINCE2, business analysis, business benefits, project planning and control. Get more info about these training course scholarships here

Student blog: Lille vs Paris to study this master's

Students on the MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development have created a blog with info that could help choose between studying this MSc in Paris or in Lille. Included in the blog is info on living in these two French cities as well as info about how the programme itself differs on the two campuses. 

About the degree

By joining an MSc, students obtain a master of science degree and the "Diploma of Specialised Studies in International Management" (DESMI), a degree approved by France's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (master's level. More info - text in French). 

Programme director
Paul Gardiner​

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.   
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“CAPM” and “PMP” are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
IPMA Level D®, IPMA Level C® and IPMA Project excellence Baseline® are registered trademarks of the IPMA in Switzerland and other countries.

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