The MSc Project Management programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully manage projects in a variety of industries and contexts.

Project Management (part time)


The demand for effective project managers is on the rise, with an estimated 40% of all global economic activities conducted through projects. The MSc Project Management programme at IBSS is the first educational programme in China registered by the International Project Management Association (IPMA).

Following the IPMA ICB4 standards, the MSc Project Management programme features a blend of core project management techniques and vital soft skills. Through this combination, the programme provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully manage projects in various industries and backgrounds.

Within a learning environment fully embedded with technology, MSc Project Management students can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to develop into the next generation of top talent in this field. IBSS students are also able to take advantage of the school’s extensive industry links with companies in Suzhou and Shanghai for their research and future careers, as well as the school’s own research centres.


Why should I study Project Management at XJTLU?

  • It is the first IPMA-registered educational programme in China;
  • The programme is taught in English to prepare students for the international workplace;
  • Part-time students attend classes on weekends and can get an MSc degree within 30 months;
  • Students will be able to effectively initiate, plan, execute and close projects of various scales and complexity in the highly competitive global market;
  • Students will develop soft skills that enable them to navigate their professional environment, work well with others, perform successfully and achieve their career goals; and
  • Students will earn an MSc degree from the University of Liverpool, recognised by China’s Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

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

  • knowledge of the role of project management and of a project manager;
  • the skills to engage with senior management and achieve strategic objectives;
  • an understanding of management and leadership theories, and be able to apply them in domestic and international projects;
  • an understanding of the components, processes, tools and techniques in project management as well as their relationships to one another;
  • the skills to initiate, plan, execute, control, lead, evaluate and complete projects on time, within budget and within quality constraints; and
  • the ability to 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 learned a range of specific techniques and skills, and the value of a detail-oriented focus when managing projects. This major is very practical and applicable to a variety of fields.

Liping Tao

Student, MSc Project Management(Part time)


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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