Master of Science in Project Management (MSc)


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Programme Description

Information Session


This programme aims to meet the growing needs of the African public and private sector enterprises in the area of project management. Investors and managers are becoming more concerned with the use of scarce and often difficult to mobilize financial resources. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in the demand for and management of quality public and private sector investments. This course will develop an in-depth understanding of different approaches to development planning and economic policy issues, with thorough training in techniques for the planning, design and economic analysis of African development projects and programmes. There is a strong emphasis on issues and analytical techniques relating to choices in project design and cost-benefit analysis. The environmental analysis will be covered in detail to reflect the need for better management of natural resources.

The MSc Project Management programme is offered in the evenings from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Classes run for two to three weeks every two and a half to three months.

Programme Venues

The evening class MSc Project Management is offered in the ESAMI member countries in the following venues:- Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Mwanza, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda; Lusaka, Zambia; Lilongwe and Blantyre, Malawi; Harare, Zimbabwe; Windhoek and Oshakati in Namibia; Mbabane, Swaziland; Maputo, Mozambique and Mahe, Seychelles.

Fees Structure

Total fees for the 2-year Master's degree programme is US$7,000. Advance payments are made annually or per semester by arrangement. The fees cover tuition and limited materials. It does not include textbooks among other exclusions.

Admission Criteria

Candidates eligible for Masters programmes must possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized University or equivalent qualification.
  • Internationally recognized full professional qualification. Candidates must have passed ALL qualifying examinations.
  • At least three years of work experience.

Application procedures

The candidate must submit an application form with the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Certified copy of degree or professional certificate
  • Certified copy of the official transcript
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a person who is in a position to judge the candidate’s ability
  • A non-refundable processing fee of US$30.

All documents accompanying the application must be in English

Course list

  • FPG09101 Fundamentals of Project Management
  • PFG09102 Project Finance
  • MPG09103 Managing Procurement in Projects
  • TMG09104 Total Quality Management and ISO Standards
  • CMG09251 Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • MPG09252 Managing People in Projects
  • AMG09153 Project Asset Management
  • RMG09459 Research Methods
  • MIG09454 Project Management Information Systems
  • PMG09355 International Project Management
  • EIG09256 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • MRG09257 Risk Management
  • LCG09458 Leading Change in Project-Oriented Settings
  • PPG09359 Managing Public-Private Partnership Projects
  • PCG09360 Project Consulting
  • MEG09361 Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • PCG09462 Managing Project Closeout
  • RMG09420 Thesis in Development and Project Management
Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) is an intergovernmental regional management development centre. ESAMI's head office is located in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) is an intergovernmental regional management development centre. ESAMI's head office is located in Arusha, Tanzania. Read Less
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