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The MSc Project Management programme will soon be the first in China accredited by the International Project Management Association. This world-leading programme equips students with technical knowledge and soft skills in the workplace. Our graduates who can successfully manage projects are typically offered competitive salaries.

This programme is not only suitable for novices but also for professionals with work experience. The curriculum will first comprehensively introduce students to the basics of project management. Students then progressively master the project management competencies that, according to research, are required for success. Finally, students conduct research to further advance their knowledge.

International Business School Suzhou at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University has become the youngest business school in the world to gain Triple Crown accreditation. IBSS is now one of just 103 business schools worldwide to achieve the prestigious triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA/BGA). With these certifications, IBSS is now officially ranked among the top business schools in the world.

Why should I study Project Management at XJTLU?

  • The programme is taught in English to prepare students for the international workplace
  • Full-time students can get an MSc degree within 18 months
  • Students will be able to effectively plan, implement, supervise and develop projects of various scales and complexity in the highly competitive global market
  • Students will develop soft skills which enable them to navigate their professional environment, work well with others, perform successfully and achieve their career goals
  • The curriculum is based on globally recognised standards, and students can obtain professional certificates (PMP and IPMA) from authorised project management institutions.
  • Students will earn an MSc degree from the University of Liverpool recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Project Management, you will have:

  • learn the role of project management and of a project manager
  • obtain the skills to engage with senior management and to achieve strategic objectives
  • understand management and leadership theories and apply them in domestic and international projects
  • understand the components, processes, tools and techniques in the project management as well as their relationships to one another
  • develop the skills to initiate, plan, execute, control, lead, evaluate and complete projects on time, within budget and quality constraints
  • apply a range of techniques to establish and refine project goals and deliver business benefits.
MSc Project Management is a world-leading programme and will soon be the first IPMA-accredited project management programme in China. It equips students with both technical knowledge and soft skills, which will help businesses deliver strategic values.
Raymond Young
Programme director


  • Core modules


  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.

During the last semester of my masters, I undertook a work placement at a Chinese-German company which gave me valuable work experience and the opportunity to apply project management knowledge, such as stakeholder management and how to implement projects in a real-life, fast-moving environment. I was also able to apply some of the intercultural and multilingual skills in English and Chinese I developed during my studies.
Svenja Hilgert
Student, MSc Project Management


The demand for project managers is on the increase, as 40% of all economic activities are conducted through projects. Graduates from this programme can work in project management roles across a range of industries including e-commerce, oil and gas, software, IT, construction, airlines, consulting, retail and manufacturing. The programme will greatly improve your employment prospects since the demand for competent project managers is increasing worldwide. It also provides a solid foundation for students to further their studies.