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University of Sydney Master of Project and Program Management (MPPM) online

Gain the skills necessary to be the go-to person to get the job done — in any industry. Earn an MPPM from the University of Sydney, and learn to manage and shepherd all projects to completion, and success.

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About the program

  • Flexible tracks: Gear your education to your career goals. Choose from three core units of study: portfolio and program management, strategic delivery of change, and governance and organizational project management, each with five electives.
  • Case studies: Add to your résumé: Showcase your newly learned skills by applying them to real-world, contemporary, research-led case studies.
  • Expert educators: Study full time and graduate in one year, or study part time and graduate in two.

About the University of Sydney’s School of Project Management

Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is today one of the top universities in the world, coming in at No. 41.4 Its School of Project Management is the first in the world to offer a full suite of educational and research pairings in projects. The online Master of Project and Program Management prepares learners to be the go-to person for getting a job done, regardless of industry.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Curriculum

The curriculum is specifically designed to equip learners with the fundamental skills they need to manage projects as well as portfolios. The curriculum also focuses on strategic thinking, effective leadership, and complex program delivery.

  • Featured courses include: Portfolio and Program Management, Strategic Delivery of Change, and Governance and Organisational Project Management.

Admissions

Admissions to the Master of Project and Program Management (Online) is highly competitive. Professionals who take part in the program are equipped to lead teams in a variety of industries.


Applicants to the Master of Project and Program Management online need to have and be able to show proof of: a bachelor’s degree from Australia, or an overseas equivalent; and two years of relevant work experience.


Learners without a bachelor’s degree can apply after completing a Graduate Certificate in Project and Program Management with a 65 percent average, or a Graduate Certificate in Program Management with a 65 percent average. Both certificates are available through the University of Sydney. 


Applicants without the above credentials can still be considered. If you are unsure if you meet the qualifications, send your CV to an admissions adviser. 


Applicants interested in both the master’s degree and the graduate certificate must submit the following:

  • Transcripts

  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants)

  • Résumé or CV

  • Proof of residency (passport or citizen certificate, evidence of citizenship, IMMI card, or international student status)

Capstone experience and graduate certificate

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Learners in the program are all professionals. For this reason, the program gives them the opportunity to use their own work-related experience to carry out a project or initiative that focuses on a specialized area that interests them the most, and that they can immediately implement.

The capstone experience applies and integrates what learners have gained from their coursework to large-scale projects and real-world environments.

Learners also have the option to complete an online Project and Program Management Graduate certificate, which provides the foundations for project and program management over the course of 24 credits. The certificate can be taken over the course of one semester full time, or over a year part time.

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