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
Develop learners abilities and skills for managing projects effectively.
Develop learners knowledge, abilities and skills to demonstrate leadership as a project manager.
Develop learners Knowledge, abilities and skills for conceptualizing and creating new projects.
Provide learners with the contemporary knowledge and skills used in involving various stakeholders for eh successful planning and execution of projects.
Provide learners with an understanding of the models and principles of business excellence.
Develop excellence focus through TQM and Business Process Management.
Program Outcomes
Develop detailed project plans which demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the project management planning process.
Build and lead an effective project team
Initiate and complete a project utilizing project management concepts
Apply the core concepts, principles and techniques within project management with an enhanced focus on the issues related to managing project resources; controlling project finances, managing risks, managing people and facilitating organizational change.
Apply management methods and techniques in project management.
Apply the principles of research design and design a research method of projects.

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