Project Management

Master

Are you well-organised, good at communicating and like to complete tasks as efficiently as possible? Use it to your advantage – build a career in Project Management.

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Enrol for one of our internationally recognised study programmes by the 2nd of June, and save up to 50% on your tuition fees. Apply now and get one step closer to achieving your goals.

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*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Overview

Get started with a Master’s in Project Management

Plan, manage and oversee projects and their implementation; assemble your project team, monitor its members’ success; be involved, foresee challenges and offer quick solutions; use your broad expertise in business management, technology and psychology to get the best out of teams, and ensure that everyone is working together in harmony.

If this sounds appealing to you, the consecutive master’s programme in Project Management is your first step towards a career that ticks all of the above boxes. This master’s degree is offered in two different programmes:

The 120-ECTS programme, for students with an undergraduate degree in economics or engineering. This four-semesters (or longer) programme will develop your undergraduate skills and prepare you for managerial responsibilities related to project work. You’ll learn how to implement a wide range of project management methods and best practices, along with honing the various soft skills that will help you manage diverse teams in ambitious projects. 

The 60-ECTS programme is available for students with a 240-ECTS undergraduate degree and professional experience in project management roles, as well as some form of undergraduate degree. 

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Arts (M.A.)
60 or 120 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies later
Tuition fees
Starting from 168 euro per month
Accreditation
60 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited

120 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited
Admission
General admission requirements
Work experience
English language skills

Find detailed information in admission part
Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Online studies:
Available from 01.12.2022 (English, 60 ECTS)
Available from 01.06.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
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Study contents

Course overview

You’ll begin your studies by developing your familiarity with project management best practices, project management requirements, the strategic aspects of taking managerial decisions and leadership principles.

Later on, you’ll focus on change management, agile work, creative work systems and soft skills such as interpersonal communication.

In this highly orientation-focused programme, you’ll apply your new skills in a practical project simulation, in order to gain real, work-ready experience.

You’ll also have the chance to deepen your skills with an elective topic of your choice (or two, depending on your programme). You have a wide selection of modules to choose from, be they international project management standards such as SCRUM or Prince2, or topics from the wider world of business administration.

Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

Study anywhere, anytime – with your free iPad

To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.

Careers

Your Project Management career outlook

The future of work possesses many new challenges: coordinating team members who work remotely, gaining insights from advanced data metrics, implementing agile work systems. This is exactly why a well-rounded project manager, who combines business skills with technical proficiency, is a crucial factor in the success of large-scale, complex projects.

By developing this professional profile, you’ll be able to work in, for example, one of the following roles after graduating:

Project Manager/Programme Manager

In order to ensure that large projects are completed in an efficient manner, a clear roadmap and a strict work process are essential. In today’s business world, where projects can include thousands of different moving parts, the performance of a project manager can determine the success of business initiatives. This role requires the ability to quickly identify the different needs of each department and element involved, how to facilitate between them, and the willingness to push through until solutions are found whenever a problem arises. It’s a demanding position, but it’s also highly rewarding whenever you help a team successfully reach their targets.

SCRUM Master

The SCRUM method of agile project management has become very popular in recent years, and after become a common practice in IT and software development companies, it is now a part of many other team projects in a wide range of sectors. As a trained SCRUM master, you’ll lead teams as they apply the rules of SCRUM to facilitate efficient work on different projects. You’ll be the source of information for any questions regarding the theory, rules and methods of SCRUM, while simultaneously offer support, coaching and guidance to individual team members or business units.

IT Project Manager

Bring your project management skills to the information technology sector. As an IT project manager, you’ll take ownership of coordinating and communicating between different departments, stakeholders and external service providers, in order to ensure that project briefs are followed through correctly, goals are achieved and disruptions are kept to a minimum.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • The IU network gave me the opportunity to make contact with students, professors and professionals in the field of aviation. The network I was able to establish there made studying far away from home easier for me: on the one hand, the support of friends from all over the world, whom I met during my studies, and on the other hand, of course, the support of the university staff, who were always very helpful.

    Diana Valdez

    Graduate

  • IU offers me the opportunity to organise my studies as flexible as possible.

    Isabel Jennemann

    Online student

  • In my view, the flexibility makes a compelling case for learning online at IU. The wide range of elective modules to choose from also won me over. It means you can specialise in what you really want to do.

    Philipp Kleingrothe

    Graduate, Germany

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Master degree in Project Management

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online studies
408€ /mth 749€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 1st of June! Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online studies
307€ /mth 569€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 1st of June! Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online studies
251€ /mth 469€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 1st of June! Apply now
ADDITIONAL CHARGES

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Save up to 50% – Because you deserve your dream career!

Use code: CAREER22

Apply now

Enrol for one of our internationally recognised study programmes by the 2nd of June, and save up to 50% on your tuition fees. Apply now and get one step closer to achieving your goals.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the on campus model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.