What is Project Management?
Project Management is a branch of Management & Organization the clear objectives of the project are defined and achieved while balancing the volume of work, resources (such as money, labor, materials, energy, space), time, quality and risks. The main task of project management is to create a clear action plan and reduce deviations from the plan and other risks. The main criteria of project management are human resources, the content of the project and its cost.
Structure of Project Management study programs
Project Management can be taught as BA, MA, MBA or PhD degree. A Bachelor study program in Project Management consists of courses in Psychology, basic Engineering, Computing, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Analysis, Project Quality Management. After completing first years of education and basic courses, students get to choose their specialization. The specialization can be connected with specific future activities - for example, project management in the field of engineering and architecture, or in the field of software development, etc. Students work on their own and collaborative projects, most of the study programs in this area include an internship or part-time working in industry.
Entry requirements for Project Management applicants
Applicants for Project Management undergraduate study programs usually need to have high grades in Social Sciences, and sometimes Natural Sciences, such as Mathematics. Computing skills will also be useful. Applicants should also demonstrate their language fluency if their native language is other from English.
Best Universities to study Project Management
According to QS Top Universities Ranking by subject 2016-2017, the world's best institution to study Project Management is Harvard University in USA. All needed information about Harvard University, including requirements for international applicants, study programs and possible scholarships, can be found on our website in the university’s profile. Also those who wish to study in Harvard University can contact the university through our website using the question form. The list of other great universities with degrees in Management and related disciplines include London Business School, INSEAD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of California Berkeley and Bocconi University. All needed information about these universities can also be found on our website. Most of these universities are located in USA and UK, the countries with specific requirements for international applicants.