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Master of Science in Project Management – London

The Master of Science in Project Management is designed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical concepts you need to lead complex projects.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Winter

Completion Time

12-18 months

F1 Visa Eligible

Yes

The Master of Science in Project Management prepares you to drive innovation in your organization by giving you the skills and tools to effectively lead volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous projects from inception to completion in global markets. Accredited by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), our curriculum has a two-pronged approach that provides the foundational knowledge of scientific-based project management tools, organizational strategies, and theoretical concepts, coupled with the opportunity to deepen subject matter expertise through targeted concentration work and innovative project management concepts.


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Unique Features

  • Option to engage in experiential learning through the co-op program and/or Experiential Network projects.
  • Program curriculum can be tailored to student's past professional experience with project management.
  • Concentrations allow students to focus their study on content-specific knowledge.
  • The program is delivered through a hybrid model of online and on-site learning.

Program Objectives

  • Specialized Knowledge—Effectively lead and manage sometimes interrelated, complex projects in a mature manner while avoiding common project management pitfalls.
  • Broad, Integrative Knowledge—Manage project scope, risk, quality, and performance metrics while effectively communicating with all project stakeholders.
  • Civic Learning—Understand the need for ethics and social responsibility in the practice of project management as outlined in the PMI Code of Ethics.
  • Intellectual Skills—Develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to lead projects in a complex and dynamic project environment.

Accreditation Information

GAC Seal

The Master of Science in Project Management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). The GAC Accredited Program seal is a mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

In October of 2016, the Master of Science in Project Management accreditation was re-affirmed for the maximum five-year accreditation cycle (originally accredited in 2009) by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), the world's leading association for project management professionals. Accreditation is achieved by meeting the GAC’s rigorous standards, which include an assessment of program objectives and outcomes, a review of onsite and online resources, evaluations of faculty and students, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management.

Graduates of our GAC-accredited program are granted a substantial 12-month reduction credit toward the experience requirement when they complete an application for any PMI certification. This means that those applying for the PMI certification will only need 24 months of project management experience, instead of 36 months as outlined by GAC. This new benefit applies retroactively to our program’s initial accreditation date of 2009.

Enrollment Data
Enrolled Students 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
MS in Project Management 962 1059 1188 1249 1362
           
Degrees Conferred 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
MS in Project Management 270 398 386 413 481

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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Required Courses

Note: PJM 5900 is for students with less than three years of experience directing or leading project tasks and is recommended for students who do not have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Project software. Students who do not complete PJM5900 may take any project management elective to satisfy the required credits.

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3.00

The following course should be taken last: 

3.00

The remaining required quarter hours for the program may be completed by: 1) a combination of completing a concentration, project management electives, and 6000-level elective or 2) a combination of project management electives, and selecting any courses listed in the concentrations and elective lists.

Project Management Electives

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Elective List 

Complete courses from the 6000 level. Below is a list of courses regularly offered as electives within the Project Management Program.

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3.004.00
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3.00

Concentrations

Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 quarter hours dedicated to a concentration in order to meet overall degree requirements. This minimum also applies to students who elect to create a custom concentration as approved by their advisor.

Students in this concentration are only required to complete one project management required elective.

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Choose from one of the following: 

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3.00

 

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Required Courses

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3.00
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3.00

Elective

Complete one of the following:

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3.00

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3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Required Courses

3.00
1.00

Electives

Complete four of the following:

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3.00

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Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores

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Tuition rate for International (Non-UK Resident) £21,700

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Winter 2022

Admissions Deadline:
Domestic or International In-Country Application Complete (start date: January 10, 2022) December 13, 2021
International Out-of-Country Application Complete (start date: January 10, 2022) September 5, 2021

Fall 2022

Admissions Deadline:
Domestic or International In-Country Application Complete (start date: September 19, 2022) August 22, 2022
International Out-of-Country Application Complete (start date: September 19, 2022) June 6, 2022