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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.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - programmes

Welcome to DSV!

The first semester of year 1 on Master's programmes will be given fully online as distance learning, as previously announced.
Here you will find previous information emails from us

Enrolment and introduction

Enrolment for autumn semester 2020 is open from August 10 to August 31. When you enrol, you will confirm your place on the programme. 

To be able to start your studies, you need to:

  • Activate your University Account. Use the one-time code you will receive via email in August 10 to activate your University Account.
  • Enrol in our system Daisy.

Find instructions how to activate your Univeristy Account and enrol here

When you are enrolled in Daisy, you are able to log on to the study platform iLearn

Online information sessions August 27

Here you will find times for your online information sessions at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV

Student union DISK

As a student at DSV, you will be offered to join our student union DISK. 
More information about DISK and how to join here


Questions regarding enrolment:
Phone hours and reception hours for the Students Affairs Office

Questions regarding your studies and conditionally acceptance: 
Phone hours and reception hours for the master student counsellors

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

Find your way on campus

Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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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.

  • 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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