Master of Science (MSc) in International Project Management

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Master of Science (MSc)
International Project Management Specialisation
Boost your career in international business development and project management

Objectives

The specialisation in International Project Management is part of the Master Degree (DEAMIE)*

The objective is to prepare students to manage international projects and businesses, with a focus on emerging countries. Special attention is given to developing negotiation and team management skills in an international context.
This specialisation is supported by an extensive network of renowned academic and professional partners in Europe, Asia and Latin America. All classes are taught in English, on the Paris campus and on our partners’ sites.
This course can lead to the award of the CAPM-PMI international certificate in project management.

Career opportunities

Marketing, Business Development, Business Analyst, Consultant, Key Account Manager, Junior Project Manager, International Contract Manager, etc.

Open-mindedness and diversity

Students from the ESCP Master of Science come from various countries and have different backgrounds: engineering, pharmaceutical, literature, social and political sciences, etc. With many nationalities represented, they constitute a multicultural promotion that enriches exchanges and group work.
Since its inception, this specialisation has trained more than hundreds of students who are part of the network of 68,000 ESCP Alumni.

 

Following the Master, I integrated the Vallourec Corporation, in the North American Oil&Gas organization, as a VIE in Marketing & Development, in Houston, with strategic responsibilities in the integration phase of a post-M&A deal.
I chose this master to consolidate my knowledge in international strategy, starting project management and financing of industrial projects with macro/micro-economic scope, as well as business practice in Asia via the business seminar in New-Delhi & Shanghai. My final goal was to reinforce the value of my academic profile and optimize my career launch. Mission accomplished: thanks to the experience, the advice and the excellence of the ESCP professors and alumni network.

 

Academic Director


Philippe ZARLOWSKI - ESCP

Philippe ZARLOWSKI

Professor in Department of Management Control

PhD in Management Sciences
Graduate of ESCP, Paris School of Economics and Paris Dauphine University.
Research areas:Research areas: performance management and public management. It includes the role of performance measurement and accountability systems in policy implementation and organisational transformation.

 

* About the Master Degree (DEAMIE)

Joining this full-time Master of Science corresponds to the determination to pursue a defined professional project and gives young graduates and young executives a combination of high value skills sought by recruiters.

This programme provides academic expertise and presentation of the best professional practices. Our goal is to train experts who will be rapidly able to progress in a globalised world.

Students will obtain 1 degree: the French Master degree (DEAMIE) and 1 diploma: MSc in International Project Management.

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Master of Science (MSc)
International Project Management Specialisation
Curriculum

The specialisation benefits from a strong abutment of emblematic companies which provides a great professionalisation to the curriculum.

With 100% of the courses in English, between 30 to 40% of the class represented by international students and a 1-month international seminar, the Master gets a strong international touch.

During the first part of the specialisation, students take classes in the fundamentals of business strategy, project management, marketing, corporate finance, communication and leadership.

The second part of the MSc allows for students to focus on their advanced electives in project management, international supply chain, international contract negotiations, digital transformation projects and public/private partnerships.

Within the Master, you can enroll for a training course and exam to obtain either Project Manager Professional certification (PMP®) or the Certificate Associate in Project Management (CAPM ®) awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
CAPM®, PMP® and PMI® are brands of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

A one-year full-time programme

The programme begins in September and is organised as follow:

Core Courses - Term 1
Candidates with < 240 ECTS previous degree (or equivalent)

These six modules are compulsory only for candidates with less than 240 ECTS (or equivalent). They run in an online format between July and September prior to the campus terms.

Candidates may be exempted from attending these modules based on their previous working experience (3 years required). See Admission Tab for more information.

  • Core Management
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Strategy

Course Modules - Term 2 & 3
Sept - Apr.:6 months of theory classes, study of expertise, and practical cases

The courses address both theory and real-life applications. They are taught by full-time ESCP Faculty and successful professionals. Are also included numerous meetings with professionals in this sector and alumni of the programme.
You have to be proficient in English to follow these courses.

  • International Project Management
  • International Business Strategies
  • Accounting and Finance for Multinationals
  • Marketing and International Negotiations
  • Leadership and Multicultural Management
  • Elective Courses
  • Personal Development
    • Research Methodologies
    • Business Presentations, including Computer Skills
    • Professional Development

Students will also take a compulsory seminar on Ethics, Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance.

For a more detailed list of modules, please download the brochure

International Seminar
A 1-month International Seminar

The aims of this one-month seminar are to allow you to be immersed in a new economic, social and cultural context; to take courses in our academic partners' institutions; to experience the business context of these emerging regions of the world; to reinforce your adaptation skills. You have the choice between two different destinations in emerging countries:

Asia
Latin America

Professional mission - Term 4
Apr. - Dec.:A professional mission in the form of an in-company internship of at least 4 months.

From April to December, students must complete an in-company internship of at least 4 months.The internship is an opportunity for practical application of the theoretical concepts learned from courses, with an eye to establishing a career.

The Corporate Relations Department

The Company Relations Department is dedicated to gather placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of fairs involving firms, giving students many opportunities to make contact.

Master thesis & Research Seminar - Term 4
Apr. - Dec.:Writing and defending a professional thesis

Starting in mid-April, you must draft a master thesis in consultation with an ESCP Professor. The topic chosen is approved beforehand by an academic advisor and students are taught research methods. The thesis is defended orally to a committee between early November and mid-December. This individual applied research project is an essential part of the programme since it leads to in-depth analysis.

During this time, students will also participate in a mandatory Research Seminar held by a ESCP professor. This seminar represents 3 ECTS credits of the total of 90 earned over this academic year.


Head of the Department for Construction, Energy and Environment – German Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai

Testimonial

Alexandre Meyer
Deputy General Manager, Xi’an Baotimet Valinox Tubes Co.Ltd. (Valtimet, part of Vallourec group) Xi’an, China
Class of 2006

"I chose to do this Master's degree with a view to accessing management positions more quickly; wanting to get away from purely technical aspects. But also, on leaving my engineering school, I felt the need to get closer to the corporate world from which I felt very distant.
Many of the professions that I was told were open to engineers seemed rather abstract to me.
This specialisation actually enabled me to follow my career plan in the short term because I wanted to go to China to have the most global position possible. I was first recruited by Vallourec on an international volunteering contract to manage a project between France/Italy/China to create a second generation automotive supply plant. As a result of this experience, I was sent to a Chinese/American/French JV to represent French shareholders (my current position).
This Master played a very important role in my early career because it helped me to take a step back from the world of business and gave me knowledge which was indispensable for my current position.
From a personal point of view, I am still in contact with the Alumni of my Master’s and I regularly meet some of them during my trips to France.
"

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Master of Science (MSc)
International Project Management Specialisation
Careers

Placement Report

Job Survey conducted among graduates from the class of 2019.

88%

are currently working
less than 3 months after graduation

78%

have a job
in an international dimension

49%

work outside
their country
of origin

Salary

€48,000 average annual salary

Sectors

27%

Project Management

25%

Business Development

15%

Strategy and Organisation Consulting

8%

Financial Analysis

8%

Supply Chain

7%

IT & Digital Consultancy

10%

Others (Law, HR, …)

They held positions of…

  • International account coordinator
  • Junior Auditor in Financial Service Offices
  • Marketing & Communications Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Strategy & transformation consultant
  • Community manager
  • Junior Consultant
  • Digital Transformation Consultant
  • Consultant
  • Tender leader
  • Global marketing coordinator

Companies Hiring

Publicis – Ernst & Young – Saint-Gobain – Spie batignolles – Cognizant – IBM – EY – Wavestone – KPMG – Grant Thornton – Fabernovel – PMP – Capgemini Invent – Julhiet Sterwen – Alstom – Amazon – Prisma Media – Eleneo – Bouygues ES – Mazars

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Master of Science (MSc)
International Project Management Specialisation
Admissions

Requirements

  • A minimum 180 ECTS credits Bachelor or Master degree in any field of study
  • Proficiency in English

Procedure

Step 1: Application

Applications are made online. Carefully complete the online application form before the deadline specified in the Admission Calendar and include the following required documents:

  • A copy of a master/bachelor diploma obtained or a certificate of enrolment for current studies
  • A 2-year university transcript of your Master or Bachelor degree
  • A copy of your TOEFL or TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken within the last two years)
  • We strongly recommend adding two reference letters to your application

An admission committee declares the eligibility of candidates. Eligibility results will be displayed on our website.

Step 2: Personal Interview

If you are declared eligible, you are invited to a personal interview with the Academic Director of the Master as well as professionals from the sector.
Acceptance results are sent out by email on the date specified in the Admission Calendar.

Step 3: Confirmation

If you are accepted and offered a place you must confirm acceptance of the offer by the date specified in the Admission Calendar and pay a non-refundable deposit of €2.000 to secure a place in the programme.

Admission Calendar

1st round 2nd round 3rd round
Deadline for online application
6 Jan 2022 28 Mar 2022 7 Jun 2022
Eligibility results
19 Jan 2022 19 Apr 2022 20 Jun 2022
Interviews for eligible candidates
27-31 Jan 2022 25 Apr - 6 May 2022 23-27 Jun 2022
Acceptance results
3 Feb 2022 10 May 2022 30 Jun 2022
Confirmation
17 Feb 2022 19 May 2022 8 Jul 2022

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International Project Management Specialisation
Fees & Financial

Application Fees

  • A payment of €130 for application fees
  • If you are applying for two specialisation, you must fill out two different files and pay €195 for the application fees.
  • Students benefiting from a CROUS scholarship do not have any application fee to pay, they need to send a copy of  this year’s scholarship certificate.

Fees Academic Year 2022/2023

€20,550*
Including:

  • travel & accommodation costs of the international seminar (mandatory seminar)

The fees are invoiced either:

  • in one instalment at the beginning of the academic year
  • direct debit option: 6 monthly instalments paid from November to April

Travel & accomodation fees are not included for all classes on ESCP campuses (Berlin, London, Paris, Madrid, Turin or Venice).

Applicants who are offered a place must confirm their acceptance and pay a non-refundable deposit of €2,000 for tuition fees.

Candidates entering the programme with less than 240 ECTS will also be required to attend an additional online semester with a supplement fee of 3,000€.

*Master of Science (MSc): €16,350 + specialisation: €4,200

Funding and Scholarships

Scholarships
Two types of scholarships are available to Specialised Masters & Masters of Science students.

ESCP scholarships

An exemption of 10% to 50% of tuition fees can be granted to students who apply on the basis of social criteria and excellence.
These grants, constituted by a solidarity fund, concern all students who meet the following criteria:

  • Previous studies in France: students who have obtained a CROUS grant based on their financial needs
  • Previous studies abroad: you will have to provide us with documents allowing us to evaluate your financial situation.
  • Waitlisted candidates are unfortunately not eligible to apply for a scholarship.

The application is made from June onwards, as soon as the online application form is opened, on the dedicated student platform. It must be submitted before September. Students receive their answer at the end of September/beginning of October.

Paris CROUS scholarships (French State scholarships)

This specialisation is eligible for a Paris CROUS scholarship, if you have previously studied in France. Your application for a scholarship must be made crous-paris.fr [FR].

Internships

Students have to do an internship for a minimum of 4 months in order to graduate (however the average length of internships is 6 months). Although the salary offered can vary, most students get paid between €500 and €2000 per month during their internships.
A work permit is not required since the internship is a compulsory part of the curriculum. International students are therefore allowed to work with their student residence permit.
The internship is a substantial source of funding for the Specialised Master’s Programs.

Campus jobs

Many on-campus jobs are available (clerical work, research or other) and paid by the hour (€10 per hour).

Bank loans

You may apply for a bank loan to finance your studies. Many banks offer student loans at attractive rates, with deferred pay back. French banks request that you provide a guarantor in France. If you have no relative in France, we therefore recommend that you apply for a loan from a bank in your own country. Four Paris banks are known to grant loans to ESCP students: BNP Paribas, BRED, LCL and Société Générale.

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