Across global industries, project managers play an integral role in the workplace.
From ensuring processes are executed correctly to organising complex projects, you’ll gain high value skills as a project manager. In this blog post, we share the top 5 reasons why it’s worth investing in a Masters in project management, whatever stage you’re at in your career.
Develop expertise and boost your career prospects
The MSc Project Management provides the chance to build on your skills and experience, while connecting your natural organisational skills with the theoretical side of project management. By the end of your studies, you’ll have a fuller understanding of the complex nature of processes and the ability to fine-tune your decision-making and data analysis skills.
Access senior-level project management roles
Our MSc Project Management gives you the skills and expertise to drive your career forward and access senior-level project management positions. Although project managers are sought after across many industries, graduates could also seek roles in management consultancy, marketing and sales.
Unlock global job opportunities across the world
The project management industry has a wide range of international opportunities for graduates. University of Essex Online MSc Project Management student, Kairat Kabashev, was already 10 years into his career when he made the decision to study a postgraduate course. Kairat was successfully progressing in the oil and gas sector and looked to further his specialist knowledge of project management and access roles in international companies. Read his experience here.
Tap into your natural qualities and launch a new career
Do you consider yourself to be a natural communicator? Are you good at making decisions on the go? A career in project management could help you use your natural abilities in a constructive way. Project teams need leaders who aren’t afraid to delegate responsibilities and have a strong vision of the end goal, all while adapting to change.
Continue your professional development on the job
Keeping your skills up to date to stay ahead of the curve is a key part of professional development. As a project manager in today’s fast-moving environment, learning is an ongoing process. If you have a natural desire to problem-solve and learn about new technologies and processes, then an MSc Project Management is the way forward.
Can’t commit to a full degree right now?
With Essex Online, you can embark on short courses to help sharpen your CV. Our PG Cert Project Management takes just eight months to complete, and our PG Dip Project Management takes 16 months in total. Study at your own pace and accelerate your career 100% online and part time!
Do you want to take your project management career to the next level? Find out more and download a prospectus to apply for your Masters today.