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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.


  • The programme is taught in English to prepare students for the international workplace
  • Part-time students can get an MSc degree within 30 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 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.
Great companies run projects to drive value creation. The MSc Project Management programme is equipped with a curriculum that combines ‘hard’ techniques and ‘soft’ capabilities helping students become experts in project management.
Zhiqin Ni
Programme director


The university offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Trainings, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both university and school/department levels. Additionally, IBSS programmes offer discipline- specific supplementary modules which will aid to broaden your knowledge in that specific field and enhance your skills. These would include opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Depending on the programme, field trips and company visits will be organized, and invited talks will be given by the industrial experts and professionals. All these activities will not only support you in your programme study, but also develop your personal and professional skills and enhance your overall career and employability.


For this part-time programme, modules will be mainly delivered on weekends.

I’m learning how to focus on details and monitor each project, along with specific techniques and skills I can definitely use.
Liping Tao
Student, MSc Project Management, China


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.

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