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Master of Project Management

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

The aim of this program is to teach project management with significant theoretical underpinning to be implemented across various areas of work, industries, disciplines and cultures. The program prepares students for leadership in the project management profession.

Career Options

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. initiate, plan, execute, control, evaluate and close projects to deliver agreed scope within time and budget constraints;
  2. report and explain project status to a range of stakeholder audiences;
  3. explain the links between projects, business outcomes and organisational strategy;
  4. manage and lead projects, including those that are complex and involve organisational change; and,
  5. articulate the relationship between theory, including contemporary research in project management, and best practice.

Cognate disciplines

Management, marketing, commerce, finance, business administration, Management science, logistics, operations research Economics, Public sector policy and administration, Psychology, Sociology, Information systems/technology, Development studies, Engineering, Environmental management, Architecture, Planning, transport , Military and defence studies

Further Information

For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.

Please note that the course MGMT7170 is offered in two modes of delivery -  online or blended. Please see the course information for further details.

Please be advised that BUSN8005 will not be available in Semester 2, 2016. As a substitute, you should enrol  in BUSN8181 Financial Reporting and Analysis in semester 2, 2016.

Students interested in undertaking the course ANIP6505 Australian National Internships Program B (12 units) should contact

Research Strengths

The Master of Project Management allows students to complete four electives.  Any student who wishes to pursue a Masters sub-thesis as a pathway to a PhD may be able to enrol in MMIB8006, which allows for a 24 unit research sub-thesis. For eligibility for enrolling in this course, please contact the Research School of Management.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor Degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (2 semesters) of credit.

Applicants with relevant work experience may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Certificate or equivalent professional/executive training such as a pre-masters program, in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

The maximum credit that may be granted for a combination of cognate study and relevant work experience is 48 units (2 semesters).

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
Annual indicative fee for domestic students


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Project Management requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following preparatory courses:

BUSI7033 International Strategic Management

MGMT7001 Business Communication

MGMT7030 Foundations of Management

MGMT7165 Innovation and Commercialisation

48 units from the completion of the following courses in project management:

BUSN7024 Project Management Principles

BUSN8005 Project Accounting and Financial Management

BUSN8062 Managing Major Projects: The Cross-Boundary Project Executive

ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering

MGMT7029 Leading Through Change

MGMT7169 A Management Framework for Business Projects

MGMT7170 Tools and Techniques for Business Project Management

MGMT8005 Project Risk and Issue Management

24 units of elective courses offered by ANU

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