single degree

Master of Project Management

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

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

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

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).

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

For further information on International Tuition Fees see:


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.

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

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

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

Please be advised that BUSN7024 will not be available from 2017. Instead, you should enrol in MGMT7024 Project Management Principles.

Please be advised that BUSN8062 will not be available from 2017. Instead, you should enrol in MGMT8062 Managing Major Projects.

Internship courses of CBEA6070 and ANIP6505 can be counted toward the degree as elective courses.

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The Master of Professional Accounting allows graduates to develop skills in accounting and the ability to analyse accounting-related issues.  The program allows students with prior studies in cognate disciplines to specialise in accounting and meet the education entry requirements for the Australian accounting professional bodies.

The program is taught by research active academic staff. Students are exposed to professional and scholarly accounting development and research. With continuing high global demand for qualified accountants, graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in accounting firms, government departments, banking and finance organisations, corporations and other related accounting fields.

Single degree

Master of Professional Accounting requires the completion of 72 units, which must consist of:

60 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis

BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting

BUSN7052 Commercial Law

BUSN7057 Business Association Law

ECON8069 Business Economics

FINM7006 Foundations of Finance

INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance


12 units from completion of postgraduate courses from the following subject areas:

ACST Actuarial Studies

BUSI Business

BUSN Business

ECHI Economic History

ECON Economics

EMET Econometrics

FINM Financial Management

INFS Information Systems

MGMT Management

MKTG Marketing

MMIB Management, Marketing & International Business

STAT Statistics

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Remember you will need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

Study Option Commencing in Semester 1
Study Option Commencing in Semester 2

Study Options

Master of Project Management

Study Options

Year 1 48 units MGMT7001 Business Communication 6 units BUSN7024 Project Management Principles 6 units MGMT7170 Tools and Techniques for Business Project Management 6 units MKTG7001 Marketing 6 units
MGMT7030 Foundations of Management 6 units BUSI7033 International Strategic Management 6 units MGMT7169 A Management Framework For Business Projects 6 units MGMT7165 Innovation and Commercialisation 6 units

Academic Advice

If you are applying for any credit or exemption towards the program, students (except the ANU students) are required to provide course outlines for the courses they completed in their previous studies. Please note that courses that were completed more than 7 years ago will not be considered for credit.  

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can come to an academic advice session at Melville Hall during Orientation week or a CBE drop in session, or contact your program convenor, Dr Ofer Zwikael via email.

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