The Master in Project Management program at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University - Dubai provides a unique opportunity in meeting the specific demands of future business leaders, wishing to progress their professional competencies in a highly competitive field of Project Management (PM). Project Management covers all public, private and social sector organizations involved in managing new initiatives, products and services. Additionally, in a global marketplace, people having distinctive project management skills and competencies are key to achieving organizational objectives and competitiveness. This postgraduate project management degree lets you develop a comprehensive understanding of how to initiate, plan, schedule, lead and expedite projects by applying modern concepts, principles, and techniques using a blend of online tutorial support, physical classes, and self-paced study. The study of project management at HBMSU focuses on assigning and managing project resources; scheduling project activities, controlling project finances, managing risks, managing people and facilitating organizational change. 

The Master in Project Management degree at HBMSU emphasizes the optimization of the key project management dimensions of quality, cost and time using decision support systems in public, private and social sector organizations. This accredited program, delivered using flexible personalized learning schedules, is suited for busy professionals who want to develop the cutting-edge skills required to be successful in a globalized environment. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.

General Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution with a minimum AGPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale or its equivalent. Applicants from non-management backgrounds will need to first enroll and complete the non-credit foundation course Management Appreciation Program (MAP).  For full admission requirements and transfer from other institutions, please see Postgraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 2360 per Credit Hour (36 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
The program is for those graduates who wish to obtain qualifications that can enhance their employment prospects in the field of project management, and would like to develop critical thinking and practice in international and industry specific Project Management. The program is also ideal for people involved in the planning, acquisition, installing and maintenance of an IT or telecommunication infrastructure.
Program Goals
Understand and explain concepts, principles, models and techniques of project management and its strategic nature and importance in overall business strategy
Demonstrate knowledge, abilities and skills to effectively evaluate, plan and execute project across various sectors
Learn contemporary knowledge and skills required by a project manager for involving various stakeholders throughout the life-cycle (planning and execution) of a project to ensure its success
Make informed decisions as a project manager in complex projects by taking into account technical, economic, quality, environmental and risk exposure aspects
Learn and acquire the soft management skills to effectively lead and motivate project teams to optimally manage a project
Understand models and principles of business excellence which are necessary to effectively manage projects across public and private sectors
Program Outcomes
Demonstrate a deep knowledge of project management issues and activities within organizations
Explain fundamental concepts and precepts of project management with a focus on triple constraints of projects (scope, time and cost) and issues related to project life cycle (Starting the project, organizing and Preparing, carrying out the work, and closing the project)
Understand and evaluate appropriate tools and techniques to solve project problems
Exhibit leadership skills and ability to effectively manage project teams through considering ethical and legal dimensions of projects during the course of a project life cycle
Demonstrate skills pertinent to the core business functions of an organization as a project manager
Master soft/interpersonal skills such as team building, problem-solving, negotiation and collaboration which are necessary to lead projects effectively and utilize them in project management decision making under different circumstances
Demonstrate autonomy, judgment and responsibility in project planning and execution through both independent work as well as part of a project team
Demonstrate critical thinking skills with regard to assessing critically the relevant and important data, providing a solution and defend it with evidence, and resolve any outstanding conflicts within and between projects
Demonstrate self-development through taking responsibility for own future learning needs under different situations
Demonstrate role in context by undertaking and successfully completing projects that require liaising effectively with individual team members from different functional areas
Demonstrate autonomy, judgment and responsibility in project planning and execution through both independent work as well as part of a project team

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Master graduates include

  • IT Services Manager
  • Facilities Managers
  • Urban Planners
  • Exhibitions Project Manager
  • Project Managers (IT and Non IT)
  • Financial & Risk Managers
  • Master Scheduler
  • Construction Management Professionals
  • Supply Chain Managers and Coordinators