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MBA Project Management – part-time to a master’s degree in project management!

Degree: Master of Business Administration – Project Management

Application deadline 10.10.2021 | Course Start 15.11.2021

  • 1.5 years study duration
  • Flexible alongside your job
  • Access without prior knowledge of business administration
  • Career development
  • Enables doctoral studies
  • Individual focus selectable
  • Best price-performance ratio

You want to become a specialist for excellent project management in a leading position? You already have relevant professional experience and want to advance your career with an MBA? Then make the MBA program your next project!

The Master of Business Administration in Project Management is aimed at professionally experienced university graduates with a bachelor, master or diploma degree from various disciplines such as: engineering, law, medicine or other natural sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as economics and administrative sciences among others.

Project management encompasses all phases of a project – from initiation, planning, steering and controlling to completion. The complexity of the digitalized and globalized working world requires competencies in the organization and structuring of projects to ensure the achievement of goals and budget compliance. Competencies in project management and the relevant methods give you a clear competitive advantage in the job market.

The generalist MBA program not only provides you with professional competence, but also prepares you specifically for management positions in various companies.

Thanks to our innovative blended learning format, you can study project management flexibly alongside your job and put the skills you have acquired directly into practice. In addition, you have maximum flexibility during the self-study phases.

Are you interested in the MBA – Project Management? Then read this page to learn more about the study content, career opportunities, admission requirements and much more. Please feel free to request information material and let us know if you have any questions!

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Overview of the Programme

Degree:Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Project Management
Duration:3 semesters (1.5 years)
European Credit Transfer (ECTS):90 ECTS points
Study Model:Full-time – can be combined with professional activity / dual study
Format:

Blended learning:

  • Online studies with e-learning and webinars via our learning platform
  • Application-oriented attendance phases usually on weekends
Locations:Ismaning (near Munich), Berlin, Unna (near Dortmund), Vienna, Hamburg, Mannheim, Frankfurt am Main
Accreditation:Accredited by the MFHEA
Tuition:€ 9,990 (total; flexible payment models possible)
Further Study:Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

 

What can I expect in the MBA Project Management?

A Master of Business Administration degree is a generalist management education and thus opens a wide range of possibilities for management positions.

In the “Project Management” specialization, you build up special know-how in modern project management and the relevant methods in addition to the general professional competences in management.

With this degree, you have a profile that is in demand on the job market. To round off your profile as a manager, we place a lot of emphasis on developing your soft skills as part of the MBA program. After all, entrepreneurial thinking, communication skills and decision-making competencies are important characteristics of a successful leader.

Our deans, lecturers and study coaches will be happy to support you and ensure the right project progress together with you.

You can find more information about the study content under “Content & Design”.

Expert Opinion

„Our study concepts are geared to the special requirements of working practitioners and managers. Students’ personal development is promoted through the application of theoretical knowledge and methods in their own professional practice. This is complemented by elements of modern management development such as the use of selected learning and reflection techniques. The degree program at the School of Management & Law stands for managerial education at an internationally high level.“
Amadeus Werner, B.A., M.Ed. international management and education management
Head of School Management & Law

Expert Opinion

„Our study concepts are geared to the special requirements of working practitioners and managers. Students’ personal development is promoted through the application of theoretical knowledge and methods in their own professional practice. This is complemented by elements of modern management development such as the use of selected learning and reflection techniques. The degree program at the School of Management & Law stands for managerial education at an internationally high level.“
Amadeus Werner, B.A., M.Ed. international management and education management
Head of School Management & Law

Recognition and Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Maltese Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) at level 7 of the Malta National Qualification Framework and the European Qualification Framework for Life Long Learning.

Triagon Academy is accredited (and licensed) as a Higher Education Insitution (License Number: 2018-021) by the Maltese Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) and is authorised to provide academic programmes at levels 6 (Bachelor), 7 (Master) and 8 (Doctorate).

Study part-time thanks to blended learning

You can combine our MBA perfectly with your job:

  • Online learning platform for your self-study
  • Virtual classrooms
  • Attendance phases on weekends
  • Expert workshops
  • Case study-based learning
  • Own project work

The Master of Business Administration consists of 11 modules, which you complete one after the other. This has the advantage that you can fully concentrate on one topic per module.

Master of Business Administration Studienmodell

Our innovative study model is based on blended learning and thus combines the advantages of face-to-face study with the flexibility of distance learning. We combine didactically and multimedia-prepared study materials for self-study with individual, effective face-to-face seminars.

The compact study concept considers the special requirements of modern management development. A large part of the practice-oriented study achievements is aimed at the application of theoretical knowledge and methods in your professional practice. Your personal development is stimulated by the targeted use of learning and reflection techniques, the exchange with your fellow students and the individual tutorial support with supervision and study coaching.

Virtual classrooms are offered for all modules via the learning platform. In the additional face-to-face seminars (usually on weekends), key competencies are trained through workshops, group work, challenges and other interactive teaching methods, and valuable content is deepened.

You can arrange individual appointments with your tutors for the supervision of your project work or personal coaching at any time.

The study program is flexible and brings you immediate added value for your professional activity. However, whether you work during your studies is up to you and is not relevant for your enrollment.

Do you have any questions? Then contact our student advisory service – we will be happy to advise you!

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    Content & Design

    The curriculum covers the most important aspects of strategic and operational management as well as your focus on project management. In addition to professional competencies, the focus is on methodological and soft skills such as the development of your leadership qualities, entrepreneurial thinking, and communication skills.

    The MBA program is directly aligned with the requirements of the business world and closely linked to practice. All modules are taught in German.

    This full qualification is only one of the various specialisations which are on offer as part of the core programme Master of Business Administration (MBA).

    Your modules in the MBA Project Management

    0. Overall Course Objectives

    Knowledge

    By the end of this course, students are expected to demonstrate advanced knowledge in the field of Business Administration involving a critical understanding of the theories and principles underpinning the course.
    By the end of the course students will be able to:

    • Systematically employ specialised or multi-disciplinary theoretical and practical approaches some of which at the forefront of a Business Management.
    • Critically evaluate a wide range of theories and conceptual frameworks from the major disciplines relevant to Business Administration;
    • comprehensively identify and subsequently obtain knowledge and understanding that is founded upon and extends and/or enhances the knowledge on existing management experience
    • Comprehensively recognise how management procedures and processes allow for effective decision-making against different objectives;
    • Autonomously assess the impact of the external environment (national and international) in the context of Business Administration, including economic, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological influences;
    • Critically analyse of contemporary business management issues and formulate solutions to identified problems in a clear and coherent research plan.

     

    Skills
    Students are expected to acquire advanced skills demonstrating mastery required to solve complex and unpredictable problems in the field of business management
    By the end of the course students will be able to:

    • Systematically communicate to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously work or study related conclusions which may be the outcome of research, self-study or experience.
    • Deploy originality when implementing the notion of specialised Business Management knowledge as well as multi-disciplinary approaches to Business Management that include reflecting on social and ethical responisbilities linked to the application of ones knowledge and judgements.
    • Comprehensively perform critical evaluations and analyses with incomplete or limited information to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments, and to produce original research
    • Propose new hyposthesis and implement new skills in response to emerging knowledge and techniques and demonstrate leadership skills in complex and unpredictable work and study contexts
    • critically evaluate and apply knowledge to comment on and evaluate real business world scenarios;
    • gain real world business experience and apply developed skills for the purpose of future career planning.

     

    Competencies
    By the end of the course students will be able to:

    • Autonomously create a research-based diagnosis to problems by integrating knowledge from new or interdisciplinary fields and makes judgements with incomplete or limited information
    • take full responsibility for decision-making in unpredictable work or study contexts;
    • have the necessary skills set to allow continuation to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous
    • Autonomously managing professional development of individuals and groups.
    • manage people and projects and demonstrates the ability to respond to the fast changing business environment
    • demonstrate autonomy in the direction of learning and a high level of understanding of learning processes

     

    1. Management of Organisations

    This module provides learners with an in depth understanding of how organizations are efficiently and effectively designed and structured in a particular situation. The content examines various forms of organizational structures and procedures and how functions and roles are defined in the appropriate organizational context. The module also deals with all major forms of organizations. The links between organizational design, corporate strategy and management tasks are also addressed.

    Assessment: Forum Discussion (10%); Presentation 15 Mins (30%), Project Paper (60%) –2500 – 3000 words

    2. Marketing Management

    Marketing is the core of an operating business. It is an organizational philosophy and a set of guiding principles for interfacing with customers, competitors, collaborators, and the environment. Marketing entails planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services. It starts with identifying and measuring consumers’ needs and wants, assessing the competitive environment, selecting the most appropriate customer targets and developing marketing strategy and implementation program for an offering that satisfies consumers’ needs better than the competition.

    This course is looking into marketing management concepts as well as enhancing participants understanding of the strategies and vehicles involved in implementing an effective marketing plan.

    Assessment: Forum Discussion (10%); Presentation 15 Mins (30%), Project Paper (60%) 2500 – 3000 words

    3. Accounting and Finance

    This module is uniquely designed to offer students a high-level academic understanding of contemporary developments in financing policy and practice, together with accounting, in an international global context. Students will gain in-depth understanding of the concepts and practice of accounting, business entities, and the financial accounting cycle; construction and interpretation of the financial statements as a communications link between business firms and their stakeholders.

    Assessment: Case study assignment [40%], Oral examination – 1 hours [60%]

    4. Strategic Corporate Management

    Strategic corporate management refers to the art of planning your business at the highest possible level. It focuses on building a solid underlying structure to your business that will subsequently be fleshed out through the combined efforts of every individual you employ.

    This course considers the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis.  It takes a look at the managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of business enterprises. The course is focused on the information, analyses, organizational processes, and skills and business judgment managers must use to devise strategies, position their businesses, define firm boundaries and maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty and competition.

    Assessment: Forum Discussion (10%); Presentation 15 Mins (30%), Project Paper (60%) 2500 – 3000 words

    5. Human Resources Management

    This course also focuses on the crucial role of effective human resource management in achieving organizational success. It emphasizes the ways human resource management can provide a competitive edge for an organization and be the cornerstone of its corporate strategy.When handled, professionally human resource management helps the organisation to operate cost-effectively in the industries in which it competes and legitimately in the societies in which it is embedded. The course considers the potential of human resource management to enhance organizational flexibility and help create competitive advantage

    Assessment: Forum Discussion (10%); Presentation 15 Mins (30%), Project Paper (60%) 2500 – 3000 words

    6. Project

    The students will complete the industry project in a workplace setting and choose a project that involves applied research or knowledge transfer. The project will be innovative, experimental, or exploratory in nature. Activities can range from directed study projects to the preparation of a proposal, project plan and the development of formal deliverables – including a final report demonstrating the practical application of knowledge and skills in a selected economic sector.

    Assessment: Case Study report – 3000 – 3500 words [60%], Presentation of case study followed by Q&A – 20 minutes [40%]

    7. Advanced Project Management Tools and Practices

    As a management discipline, Project Management has evolved in order to enable managers to successfully plan, coordinate and control the often complex and diverse activities of modern industrial and commercial projects. Projects can range from organizing a company’s move into new premises to such activities as the building of a multimillion dollar petrochemical plant, the development of a new hotel complex, or the implementation of a new computer system. The ability to manage projects is an essential skill which major employers expect their senior and middle managers to possess.This course is designed to expose participants to the advanced concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. This course is extremely comprehensive, covering the key processes and core competencies associated with effective and efficient project management practice. Participants not only acquire technique-based proficiencies, but also explore and practice essential people skills and teamwork. The concepts and methods learned are immediately usable in the workplace, leading to a greater retention of newly acquired skills, measurable project improvements, and the achievement of desired project results.

    Assessment: Case study assignment [40%], Oral examination – 1 hours [60%].

    8. Project Risk Management

    The risk management course addresses the project risk management processes of identification, analysis, response development and control. Students are provided with theory and practices on a risk management processes (risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control) with emphasizes on developing the risk register.Risk planning is discussed and practiced.

    As an integral part of the overall project planning sequence, risk identification involves hands on practice using case studies. Identified risks, are subjected to both qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to identify the most important risk, quantify their probability of occurrence and impact. Response plans for influential risks are developed and analyzed.

    Assessment: Forum Discussion (10%); Presentation 15 Mins (30%), Project Paper (60%) 2500 – 3000 words

    9. Contract and Procurement Management

    The course is designed to help participants manage the procurement aspects of projects. Topics covered include planning the procurement process, developing procurement, scope of works, request for proposal, supplier selection, competitive bidding, process negotiation, teaming arrangements and subcontractor management.

    The course also covers selecting the proper contract type and explains the strength and weaknesses of all possible contract approaches. Managing procurement risks is given in-depth treatment. The related legal aspects of project procurement are covered.

    Assessment: Forum Discussion (10%); Presentation 15 Mins (30%), Project Paper (60%) 2500 – 3000 words

    10. Applied Research Methods

    Research allow scholars to make sense of the world, to discover why people think and act like they do and how important institutions act. The purpose of this module is to provide you with a broad introduction to the methodological foundations and tools of research.

    Most of the module will focus on the fundamentals of quantitative social science and applied research as well as explore qualitative research. You will learn how to identify problems to study, develop hypotheses and research questions, specify independent and dependent variables, check for the validity and reliability of studies and design research projects. The course focuses on practical skills for conducting and evaluating empirical and quantitative research. It covers the most widely used statistics as well as the statistical software (SPSS).

    Assessment: Thesis proposal – 2000 words (60%), Oral presentation (20 minutes) – [40%]

    11. Masterthesis

    The module is framed in terms of a dissertation. The student undertakes an enquiry into a topic of his or her own choice and, based on this enquiry, develops an extended critical study. The module involves individual supervision designed to support the student’s ambitions and confidence in becoming an independent learner, building on techniques and knowledge developed in previous years, and providing scope for initiative and development. The dissertation demonstrates the student’s ability to thoroughly research a topic, use appropriate methods of investigation, and work methodically and productively.

    The subject matter of the dissertation can be practical, theoretical, technical, or historical, should be closely related to the student’s main field of study and be complimentary to their practice. In case the Student creates a practical work, it should be brought into academic scientific context which is further elaborated in the written assessment. The dissertation may be professionally oriented and include field-work or it might be academic and theoretical in its source material and methodology. Its form and approach can reflect a broad range of discipline-specific approaches based on discussion and agreement with the supervisor and/or course leader.

    Students may develop their topic independently or, as an option, within a specific dissertation Interest or Subject Group.

    Assessment: Research Paper (100%) – Research on relevant organisational projects and cases/9000 to 12000 words report is required

    You have questions about the modules or have difficulties to decide? We are happy to advise you!

      Study locations

      Triagon offers all degree programs in Malta. In addition, other Triagon locations are strategically distributed throughout the GAS region and thus enable optimal access to our educational offers regardless of where you live. This means that travel times can be minimized and the effort involved in studying can be reduced. In Germany we currently operate campuses in Bavaria , North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin, Hamburg, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg , in Austria we have a location in Vienna.

      Our locations have free WiFi , modern multimedia equipment , bright seminar rooms for small to medium-sized groups, and some have their own catering and accommodation options .

      Find out more about the Triagon study centers using the following links:

       

      Target group and personal requirements

      The MBA – Project Management is aimed at experienced professionals who want to take on demanding management tasks and leadership responsibilities and who want to impress with their structured work and organizational skills. In principle, the MBA program is open to all graduates from both non-business and business disciplines.

      The Triagon Academy offers you a flexible study model that takes many life situations into account. For example:

       

      Qualities helpful for success in study include:

      • Identification with responsible activities (leadership tasks, problem identification and decision making)
      • Good self- and time management for the phases of your self-study
      • Openness and willingness to learn through self-reflection, analysis, feedback, supervision
      • Good knowledge of English for a globalized working environment

       

       

      Entry requirements

      Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission:

      • Bachelor Degree (at least second class honours) from Triagon or any other recognised institution and at least two years of work experience in a managerial or executive position* or
      • Equivalent Professional Qualifications from a recognized institution, plus a Minimum Two Years Corporate Experience or
      • aged twenty-six years or over and be in possession of a higher diploma or a diploma from a university comprising not less than 90 ECTS credits in a related area with at least a Merit classification, or equivalent qualifications. Such applicants will be required to demonstrate through an interview that they are able to follow the Course with profit.**
      • Students must produce evidence of language proficiency at a C2 level referred to CEFR in the language of instruction. language proficiency must be demonstrated through an independent testing agency, such as IELTS.

      *Applicants with non-business degree may be required to take additional preparatory courses.
      ** These applicants may also be required to successfully complete a Preparatory Programme consisting of study-units od up to 30 credits prior to their registration as regular students on the course – this will depend on the outcome of the interview

      Job description Project Manager (MBA)

       

      Where do project managers (MBA) work?

      With an MBA and the skills acquired, you are perfectly prepared for leadership and management tasks in project management.

      You will find career opportunities wherever complex projects are implemented. Jobs in project management with and without personnel responsibility can often be found in the pharmaceutical industry, IT sectors, in banking and insurance companies, in logistics and the automotive industry.

      What tasks do project managers (MBA) perform?

      Project management encompasses all tasks in the realization of a project: from planning and initiation to implementation, controlling, project evaluation and completion. Only if all phases are properly structured and controlled can projects be implemented successfully and within the planned budget. How much responsibility you have and whether you can manage projects independently depends on your experience, expertise, the complexity of the project and the size of the company.

      What are the future opportunities for project managers (MBA)?

      Thanks to the generalist management training, you can work flexibly in different areas. The HR trend study by the management consultancy Kienbaum has shown an increasing need for recruiting managers who have project management skills since 2015.

      A survey by the online portal Statista shows just how much demand there is for an MBA degree. According to this survey, the MBA was named as one of the most attractive further education goals among working employees in 2017.

      What do project managers (MBA) earn?

      The salary prospects for MBA graduates depend on many factors. For example, it depends on the industry and country in which you work or will later work. In addition, your future earnings also depend on how much professional experience you have, whether you have personnel responsibility and on which hierarchical level you operate.

      In addition, the size of the company also plays a decisive role in salary structures. It is also important to say that the title does not automatically lead to a higher salary. It is the skills you have acquired that you can use profitably to take on more responsible tasks. As the importance of your field of responsibility grows, so does your salary.

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      Fees and Tuition

      The total costs amount to Euros 9,990 (conditional introductory price).

      The costs are as follows:

      • Advance Payment: Euros 500
      • Monthly tuition fees: Euros 495 at a total price of Euros 8,910 in 18 instalments
      • Application fee: Euros 290
      • Examination fee: Euros 290

      We can also offer you flexible payment models, even beyond the duration of your studies. You can pay the fees annually, per semester or monthly (18 instalments or more).

      This MBA is also registered with the Get Qualified scheme so students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for 70% in tax rebate.

      FAQ: Frequently asked questions about the MBA

      How large are the student groups?

      Student groups are kept small and are usually under 30 students.

       

      What kind of exams are required?

      As a rule, the focus is on practical work (project, case study, etc.) with a written paper. Typical exams are presentation, documentation (e.g. learning portfolio), report, term paper or thesis. Since you are working part-time, we make sure that you can establish a connection to your professional practice and that the required number of pages is feasible.

       

      Does a Master’s degree entitle me to begin a doctorate?

      Yes, after successfully completing your Master of Business Administration degree, you can go on to study for a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).