Action-based projects

An important principle at LUMS is the belief that learning is not confined to the classroom – it is vital for your learning process that you do not just grapple with models and concepts at an intellectual level but that, wherever possible, you test out their practical relevance through applied project-based work.

By applying theory in practice you develop your understanding of how and why things may work (or not work) in the work environment, and what factors may also need to be considered. You will be surprised at how much you learn about yourself – and about working with others – in the process.

That’s why for many years students on many of our Masters programmes have worked on 'live' consultancy style projects for company clients – and the MSc in Project Management is no exception. For those coming new to the practice of project management, this action learning component is particularly valuable as additional experience to add to your CV. 

There are two main action learning opportunities with the programme:

Developing Project Management Professional Practice

Spread across the first two terms this module provides you with opportunities to take on real projects: from commissioning to close-out. The module gives you experience of project selection, initiation, definition, planning, execution, control and project closure. 

Applied Project Management Research Project

The Applied Project Management Research module offers the opportunity to engage in an action-based project, where teams of students deliver tangible benefits to client companies through exacting and challenging business projects.

Project sponsors include a wide range of companies and organisations, from the private and public sectors.