A work-study training course to become a manager of international projects in traditional industries and agile, innovative industries too!
Head of the MSc in Project Management programme
Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems, Supply Chain Management and Decision Support.
“Learning to lead projects both in traditional industries and in agile, innovative industries”
The programme trains multi-skilled project managers who will be capable of working in various different market scenarios with different project management paradigms. It provides theoretical knowledge and the tools necessary for the managers of the future to complete projects on schedule, within budget and across the scope of the project within a complex and rapidly evolving environment. The teaching gives our students a full understanding of project management through the ‘Waterfall’ and ‘Scrum’ approaches.
The programme objectives:
- To learn the concept of traditional project management and Scrum;
- To design local projects with an international dimension;
- To manage local projects on an international scale;
- To implement a project by a traditional method and by Scrum;
- To manage a multicultural team;
Why join this programme?
This unique programme offers two different conceptual approaches: PMI/PRINCE2 and Scrum to deal with both traditional projects and innovative projects.
To become a multi-skilled professional in project management by acquiring various different concepts and paradigms.
To lead projects of various types in a complex, rapidly evolving commercial environment.
Work-study training in line with the expectations of business (technical excellence, sustainability and ethics).
An innovative teaching approach that promotes professionalism courses leading to PMI/PRINCE2 and SCRUM qualifications.
Access to a vast and valuable network of graduates in a leading School both in France and at international level.
The MSc in Project Management programme is organised around 4 skill areas, enabling students to become expert in leading both traditional and innovative projects in a complex environment.
The skills developed by this specialist programme:
1- Designing projects with an international dimension
- By carrying out a diagnosis of the organisation’s strategy,
- By designing a project with an international dimension,
- By evaluating and defining human, technical and financial resources,
- By promoting the project to various stakeholders (management, financiers, agents, colleagues, etc.).
2- Leading projects on an international scale
- By rolling out and monitoring a project with an international dimension,
- By ensuring the viability of a project in an international context,
- By managing the interface between the various partners,
- By evaluating the results of a project in relation to the constraints of the organisation.
3- Managing the establishment of and/or a structure abroad
- By drawing up operational budgets,
- By identifying and negotiating finance to establish an organisation at international level,
- By identifying opportunities for growth on an international scale.
4- Managing a multicultural team
- By supporting the development of the project, by coordinating a multicultural team,
- By promoting synergy between colleagues and the generation of knowledge/skills,
- Anticipating and managing conflicts in an international context.
At the end of the course, you will be proficient in the two project management approaches, for traditional and for innovative industries.
This programme is accessible via the « VAE » (awarding a qualification based on relevant professional experience).
- Management of the project life cycle (PRINCE 2, PMI)
- Management of the agile, innovative project
- Programme management and organisational structure
- Advanced planning for project management (MRP/PERT/CPM, etc.)
- Financial analysis for project management
- Information system for project management (ERP, Primavera, MS Project, etc.)
- Decision-making and project management
- Quality design for project management
- Project risk management
- Strategic purchasing for project management
- Quantitative methods and project analysis
- Leadership, Team management and Communication
- Strategy and Negotiating Techniques
|Managing the life cycle of the project||Life cycle of the traditional project: PRINCE2 (preparation for certification) + PMI method|
|Managing the agile, Innovative project||Scrum method (Agile method of project management for start-up, software development, innovative project)|
|Managing the programme and organisational structure||Organisational structure to lead multi-projects + managing project portfolio|
|Advanced planning for project management||
MRP, PERT/CPM, Critical chain (constraints theory)
|Financial analysis for project management||
Cost type, cash flow, internal rate of return, present value, future value, etc.
|Information system for project management||ERP, Primavera, MS Project, Scrum, Workplace and others|
|Decision making and project management||
Decision tree, optimisations, game theories
|Designing quality for project management||Understanding quality, managing quality, quality process, ensuring the quality of the project and of the product/service|
|Managing project risks||Managing risks in complex environments, megaprojects, uncertainties|
|Strategic purchasing for project management||
Strategic management of purchases (managing suppliers, managing compliance, purchasing strategies)
|Quantitative method and data analysis||
Applied statistics (descriptive and inferential statistics)
|Leadership, team management and communication||
Managing teams, leadership and communication techniques
|Negotiation strategies and techniques||
Negotiation strategies and techniques, negotiator profiles, etc.
- The courses prepare the students to take PMI/PRINCE2 and SCRUM qualifications
- Visits and seminars will take place throughout the training (Uber, Facebook, Alstom etc.)
- The training will culminate with the writing of a professional dissertation.
What career will the MSc in Project Management lead to?
The work-study format enables students to remain in the business, thus favouring insertion and professional evolution.
The programme provides training for a wide range of professions in management and project management:
- Project manager;
- Project engineer;
- Project planner;
- Project purchaser;
- Project risk manager;
- Head of software/product development;
- Account manager;
- Business incubator;
- Traditional sectors, such as civil engineering, mechanics, automotive, railways or innovative sectors such as software development, services, consultancy.
Assistant professor at NEOMA BS – Former project leader on Metro de Rio de Janeiro at Alstom.
“The programme will train multi-skilled professionals capable of managing projects both in traditional and in innovative, agile industries. Courses have been carefully designed to provide a solid base in all aspects of project management; they include ‘soft skills’ and business strategy. And in addition, the programme is in line with best practice in project management in major companies.”
3 minutes to apply for the MSc in Project Management – advice from Coline Berthier, Head of Recruitment and Promotion
This programme is also aimed at young graduates wishing to specialise or acquire a dual skill as well as professionals wanting a career change or seeking to enhance their expertise. The qualities looked for in potential students are good analytical and critical reasoning and good communication skills.
This programme is intended for young graduates who want to develop a specialisation or earn a double skill and professionals who want to complement their skills.
|Entry level||Year 1||Year 2||Degree|
|Four-year Bachelor’s degree or three-year Bachelor’s + three years of professional experience or Level-6 RNCP certification||Part-Time Master of Science||Master of Science / Level-7 RNCP certification|
|After a three-year Bachelor’s degree||Preparatory Year||Part-Time Master of Science||Master of Science / Level-7 RNCP certification|
This programme is accessible to people with disability.
1st step: Application
You need to fill out the application online.
You must include the required documents:
- Two letters of recommendation
- Marks from your last two academic years
- Level of English*
*If the applicant does not have results from an English exam, the recruitment manager can have the applicant take an online test.
The selection jury will decide on an applicant’s admissibility after reviewing their application.
The applications must be finalised no later than ten days before the date of the interview.
2nd stage: Admission tests
Applicants deemed admissible after review of their applications then have a motivation interview.
Definitive admission is announced to each applicant at the end of these two stages and within seven days following the date of the motivation interview.
Motivation interviews take place twice a month from January to July 2021 according to the calendar below.
The decision to admit the student or not is communicated to each candidate after these 2 stages and within seven days of the date of the motivation interview.
The motivation interviews for the academic year beginning October 2021 will take place:
- Thursday 22 April
- Thursday 27 May
- Thursdays 10 and 24 June
- Tuesday 13 July
Application fee: € 100
This programme can be done over two years via the full-time Preparatory Year pathway.