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What careers can I go into with a project management degree?

Date

05th Feb 2020

If you’re pragmatic, organised and good under pressure, chances are a career in project management could be right for you.

Studying an online MSc Project Management can set you on the path to success in this field. But there are a lot of different avenues that you could go down, and many different industries you could work in.

Job titles

When you are searching for job vacancies in project management, there’s lots of titles you could be looking for beyond “Project Manager”. You might find suitable vacancies under:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Officer
  • Project Leader
  • Business Change Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Developer
  • Account Manager

Industries

Many different sectors require people with the skills of a project manager. In particular, you will see plenty of project management roles in:

  • IT and technical
  • Construction and engineering
  • Marketing and design
  • Public services

In these fields you are likely to see roles such as Digital Project Manager, Junior Construction Project Manager, and many others.

If you are hoping to transition from another career, then finding a project manager role in your current industry can be a useful gateway to further project management opportunities in other fields.

Your CV

Many people who choose to go into this career have projects from their existing experience that they can point to as examples of why they would succeed in a project management role.

However a formal project management qualification can massively improve your appeal to employers. It demonstrates that you have a solid grounding in all of the project management essentials, such as AGILE and PRINCE2 methodologies, financial decision-making practices and time management techniques. You will also explore a range of tools and frameworks which you will be able to return to when managing projects in your future career.

Alongside the project-specific knowledge you will gain, the online nature of the programme means you will have the opportunity to learn and share best practices with peers from around the world. You will also build on your communication, leadership and research skills throughout your studies, which are indispensable within these sorts of roles.

Want to learn more about our MSc Project Management and how it can help your future career? Download a prospectus today!