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One Year Master’s Programme in IT Project Management

  • 60 credits

The focus of the program is project management in the field of IT and on light weight models such as Kanban, Scrum and the like. The program will help you establish a solid foundation in project management knowledge and skills.

The Programme is provided entirely at distance and enables you to choose the time and place for your studies. The idea is that the program will be available to all, regardless of where you are located in the world. The training is ideal for anyone wishing to continue their education or to combine work with studies, but who has limited ability to regularly attend lectures and seminars.

This is a half-time study pace online programme with no Campus meetings or lectures in Stockholm Sweden. The programme takes two years to complete.

 

  • Programme overview

    You will find detailed course information, list of course literature, schedule and start date at courses and timetables. Select semester in the drop-down menu and search by course name.

    Programme outline
    The program is offered online as part time studies in order to fit different types of students’ life-situations. We will start by examining digitization as a catalyst for change in our society simply because a lot of what we as IT professionals will be doing is related to digitization. The program will then make the connection between business strategies and IT strategies through the project portfolio. This should serve as a solid foundation for the coming courses that will focus more on skills and the craft of project management. Coupled with leadership and methodology courses, this should give you a very strong and competitive base to build a career on.

    Year 1

    1st semester

    Mandatory courses 2 x 7,5 credits

    Strategies, benefit and alignment 7,5 credits
    In this course we explain the IT-projects in the context of digitization, the overall business organization and common models used in the strategic work of an organization, connected to IT projects. We also provide some useful tools for selecting and comparing different projects and project ideas. Furthermore, we describe the content of project portfolio management, examine different kinds of IT-projects and their characteristics.

    Digital business strategies and change management 7,5 credits
    The course addresses the strategic business aspects of digitization and partly change management in organizations to achieve the strategic objectives digitization creates conditions for. Information Technology's role has changed from being supportive to form the basis for modern business strategies. The rapid development of technology challenges digitization’s traditional strategies and highlights emerging strategies. The course also discusses the differences between change management in private and public organizations.

    2nd semester

    Mandatory courses 2 x 7,5 credits

    IS Governance for e-Government: Requirement, Use, Evaluation 7,5 credits
    The course describes IS governance in public administration. More precisely, the students apply and discuss methods and models for elicitation of requirement on IT systems, evaluation of existing IT systems and selection of the right mix of systems in the overall IT architecture of the organisation.

    Project methodology and leadership 7,5 credits
    A course covering project models, the relationship between the development model and the project management model, agile projects and various other methodologies used in project management. In addition, a central part of the course covers leadership. Throughout the course the methodologies are discussed interchangeably.

    Year 2

    3rd semester

    Mandatory courses 2 x 7,5 credits

    Monitoring and controlling IT projects 7,5 credits
    The course provides methods and techniques for planning:

    • time,
    • resources and
    • cost as well as ways to keep track of these parameters.

    The course places special emphasis on how the situation and actions taken should be presented for different stakeholders in order to get support, acceptance and understanding.

    Empirical Research Methodology for Computer and Systems Sciences 7,5 credits
    The course introduces and provides training in basic aspects of empirical research methodology. These include:

    • to find, summarize, evaluate and compare scientific literature,
    • quote, refer and paraphrase scientific literature,
    • justify a scientific study,
    • quantitative data types, data collection methods and data analysis methods and
    • qualitative data types, data collection methods and data analysis methods.

    4th semester

    Master thesis 15 credits
    Information regarding master thesis

  • How to apply

    FAQ - DSV application

    Selection process

    Additional eligibility criteria

    The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses.

    This means that you don’t have to submit recommendation letters or motivation letter when applying to this specific programme.

    Required supporting documentation

    Along with your supporting documents at univeristyadmissions.se, you are required to submit a separate form with a list of proof of specific entry requirements. Download the form below.

    List the courses, from your uploaded transcript of courses, that you want to use to meet the specific requirements for this programme. Upload the form along with your supporting documentation at universityadmissions.se

    Please note!

    • If you are an applicant with a Swedish degree and courses visible in Ladok, you are not required to submit this form when you apply for this programme.
    • This form is for specific requirements only, to assist the admission board to navigate in your uploaded supporting documents. You need to submit all your supporting documentation, including general entry requirements (Bachelor’s degree, English proficiency etc), as instructed, at universityadmissons.se
    • The department is not able to give advance notice regarding requirements. You must apply via the central admission’s web platform (universityadmissions.se) and upload documents for the admission board to review.
    • You need to fill out one form for each of the programmes you are applying for.

    Tip: You are able to fill out the form online if you use Acrobat reader.

    Download form: Specific entry req. IT Project Management (174 Kb)

    Please use Example_form.pdf for reference: Example_form (175 Kb)

  • Career opportunities

    Graduates of the programme will be eligible for positions as project managers in almost any field within the IT industry, in large or small organisations. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes for a research career.

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