In today’s rapidly changing economic landscape, there is a growing need for professionals who possess the technical knowledge and leadership skills that are required to effectively plan, manage, and execute complex projects.
YOM offers Master of Science (MSc) degree in Project Planning and Management (PPM) prepares students to manage and lead projects through some of the today’s greatest challenges. Students not only gain a deeper understanding of the project management lifecycle, but also master the competencies needed to think critically, balance competing demands, and communicate with diverse stakeholders—all while producing deliverables that align with organizational objectives.
Project planning and management is a top-ranking field of study which is required in the modern economy, the public and private sector, commerce, business analysis, product development, marketing, information technology, tourism, telecommunication, education, agriculture, transport, engineering, and construction. It presents challenges and teaches students as to how to manage the technical, cultural, political and financial aspects inherent in all projects and programs. Today, companies are employing project managers increasingly to help improve productivity and cut costs by utilizing their expertise in restructuring current processes to increase efficiency and help the business grow.
This is a clear indication that the success of projects cannot be left to chance. There is, therefore, a need to produce educated individuals who can be able to generate ideas in order to solve problems, plan and control all project activities and resources; communicate and work effectively along with different levels of organizations; evaluate complex situations, draw upon concepts and ideas and act decisively; and make appropriate judgments where data is partial or lacking. Towards this end, this Master’s Program presents a unique opportunity to combine a broad knowledge of business and management principles with specific knowledge of working out and evolving project-based strategies.
Who Should Apply
The master's in Project Planning and Management is designed for those who are looking to enter or advance in project management. Ideally, applicants will have some prior relevant education or work experience as well as a desire to learn more about coordinating and leading projects, structuring workflow, and managing the complexities and uncertainties of the work environment.
Any aspiring candidate who has successfully completed his/her first degree (BA/BSc) from recognized higher institute with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 can apply. But, students are subject to other criteria such as passing an entrance exam, and years of work service.