For many people the role of project manager almost falls on their lap when management or circumstances push them into the role without much chance for thought beforehand. If you speak to any experienced manager, they will more than PMP certification . likely tell you that their job role developed over time and PM courses came after. For an aspiring few, plans to become project managers come much earlier and they decide to embark on a management masters degree.
Those who wish to apply for a management masters will need at least a full bachelors degree (from an accredited university). They will also usually need to have had quite a few years worth of relevant work experience under their belt before they apply. This isn’t always the case, but the majority of masters cater to those who have had at least some relevant experience in a management setting.
All the different programs vary greatly, but most will aim to provide an overall skill set of knowledge, strategy and ability enabling candidates to have everything they need to manage effectively.
Most programmes will discuss methodologies in depth, exploring various PM techniques that will be applied to complex projects. The curriculum will place a huge emphasis on problem solving, leading and making important decisions. Students will take part in active participation, group exercises, research, and analyzing case studies.