Master - Project Management

2 years
2,256 EUR/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Berlin / Germany
IU International University of Applied Sciences

Program description

Plan, manage, and oversee projects and their implementation; build a project team and keep tabs on its members' progress; get your hands dirty, anticipate problems, and provide quick solutions; draw on your extensive knowledge of business management, technology, and psychology to get the most out of teams and keep everyone on the same page.

If this is your ideal job, then the Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program is the place to start. There are two tracks you can take to earn your master's degree:

The 120 ECTS curriculum is designed for those who already have a bachelor's degree in either economics or engineering. Learn how to handle projects as a manager with this four-semester (or longer) program that builds on what you learned in college. You'll develop the soft skills necessary to lead multicultural teams through complex projects, and you'll gain expertise in a wide range of project management methodologies and best practices.

Students with a 240-ECTS undergraduate degree, professional experience in project management jobs, and a 60-ECTS master's programme are eligible to enroll. 

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Applied Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Leadership
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Project: Agile and Creative Methods

Semester 2

  • IT Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Interview and Communication Techniques
  • Project Controlling
  • Online Project Simulation

Semester 3

  • Seminar: Managing People and Organizations
  • Managing in a Global Economy

Semester 4

  • Master Thesis & Colloquium


Tuition fees for international students

  • 188 EUR/month

An additional 1,000 EUR fee is charged for studying at one of our on-campus locations. The fee must be paid to IU by bank transfer no later than one month before the start of your studies. (The campus fee is not included in the tuition fees of the study programme)

Requirements for applicants

  • Completed undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS with a focus on Economics or Engineering  
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS points variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS points as part of your studies. 

English language proficiency

  • Duolingo (minimum 95 points) or
  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)

About the university

With a completely fresh approach, IU International University of Applied Sciences offers excellent programs for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees. They have developed campuses in Germany for students who choose to finish their coursework there, but they also provide comprehensive distance learning programs online. Additionally, students are free to mix the two.

It provides German and English-language campus-based, online, and blended learning programs. As of the summer semester of 2021, IU is the biggest state-accredited institution in Germany with over 100,000 students enrolled.

State recognition of the institution dates back to 1999, and in 2009 and 2021 it received accreditation from the German Science and Humanities Council. Additionally approved by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) on behalf of the German Accreditation Council are the study programs and the university's internal quality management ("system accreditation").

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