Master in Project Management and Culture of Change
Specialize in Project Management, currently one of the most in-demand professions in the labour market. Learn about all the techniques and tools you need to manage and direct projects and promote a culture of change in companies in any sector.
Classes start: 16 October, 2023
Program ends: 30 June, 2024 (To be confirmed)
The Master in Project Management and Culture of Change trains you to be able to handle all the necessary techniques and tools that allow you to organize and lead projects successfully.
Delve into all the processes involved in project management, from the initial proposal to reporting conclusions. The course also addresses aspects as important as the legal side and strategies to make the three key elements of any project compatible: scope, time and budget.
Complement your knowledge with advanced work methodologies such as Agile or Design Thinking, which help you to optimize project management, as well as management skills for involving teams and promoting a culture of change.
With the Master in Project Management and Culture of Change, you are closer to obtaining the most prestigious professional certification in project management in the world, since it offers you the possibility of preparing for the PMP tests of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
The Master in Project Management and Culture of Change has the endorsement of Pompeu Fabra University, the No.1 Spanish university and 15th best university in the world (which are less than 50 years old), according to the Times Higher Education ranking. In addition, the UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools worldwide.
Why choose this program
Gain access to one of the most in-demand professions
Acquire one of the most in-demand profiles of the moment. According to the report Los + buscados del Futuro by the Spring Professional consultancy, the profile of Project Manager is one of the most requested by companies in all sectors.
Delve into management techniques, tools and skills
Get training in everything related to project management and management skills that will help you encourage change in organizations and involve teams in improvement projects.
Get PMI certified
Prepare for PMP professional certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), the most prestigious professional level.
Learn from faculty who are experts in the sector
Learn from a teaching team made up of specialists in Project Management and senior managers from companies specialized in project management, leadership and team management.
Train at the No.1 Business School linked to a public university in Spain. The EQUIS international distinction endorses the quality of the institution.
Who is it for?
The Master in Project Management and Culture of Change is aimed at professionals in the field of business management and management. It is also aimed at engineering professionals, as well as other profiles who want to lead and implement projects. The program is designed to train you in the management of projects in any sector and company, so the profiles can also be very transversal.
The Master in Project Management and Culture of Change is organized into four large modules that train you to respond to the new challenges in project management and culture of change in companies.
You must take all the compulsory subjects and choose four optional subjects, among those available in each of the modules.
In addition, with the aim of offering more practical learning, we organize visits to companies and conferences that bring you closer to the professional world linked to project management.
We introduce you to concepts, tools and principles of strategic management. Course topics include understanding the internal and external aspects of the organization, competitive positioning, creating and maintaining competitive advantages, and formulating and implementing strategies.
Study the consequences of uncertainty and understand why, in many contexts, trying to make predictions is not only useless but dangerous. The topics covered during the course also serve to understand how to deal with contexts of high uncertainty. In this sense, we teach you about both decision-making tools and systemic tools for managing uncertainty. We also introduce different perspectives on decision-making.
Delve into the five fundamental rules of Project Management, applicable to projects in any sector. We also explain all the elements involved in the process to turn an idea for improvement into a concrete work plan that generates tangible results.
Analyse in a chronological and detailed way all the processes that a project must go through, from the preparation of the initial proposal to the moment of formal closing, going through all the phases of planning, execution and coordination.
Learn the most used techniques for designing and managing projects, as well as the computer tools that can help you monitor the different phases of a project and control quality, costs and timing.
Includes tools and schemes for efficient quality management in terms of costs and time. The contents serve not only to understand the advantages and uses of the tools and schemes, but also to know their limitations and risks.
We show you how to carry out the identification, analysis, response planning and risk control of a project, with the aim of increasing the probability and impact of positive events, as well as reducing the probability and impact of negative events on the project.
Introducing the approach and philosophy of agile project management, including the Scrum framework. Learn to differentiate agile approaches and project management approaches, as well as how to use them together.
During this course, you explore various styles of leadership, with an emphasis on situational and transformational leadership, through scientific theories, one case study, practical exercises (peer coaching) and group dynamics. Learn about power and influence, building trust, competition vs. trust, and personal qualities that can help you improve your leadership skills.
Find out about the great transformations that are currently affecting organizations, configuring an unprecedented VUCA scenario, which makes the construction of a corporate culture oriented towards change and the promotion of innovative projects inevitable.
Learn the fundamentals of business management based on processes, as well as the main methodologies for maintaining and improving them.
You work on the final master's project (TFM) throughout the entire master's degree. You must demonstrate and put into practice the knowledge you have acquired throughout each of the modules of the master's degree.
Gain access to the most recognized professional project management certification in the world: the Project Manager Professional (PMP), with the quality seal of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
We will provide you with the vision and techniques of this innovation and entrepreneurship system in order to learn how to design new products, services and even new businesses that adapt to the new needs of consumers. You will develop a real project in teams, in which you will apply all the innovation tools included in the program.
It offers students a set of activities of a diverse nature during a trip in which the student will visit businessmen and companies (national and international) representative of the same and will get to know the organizational structure and resources (e.g. commercial offices, information funds, etc. ....).
The destination of the international week will be decided each year according to a series of essential elements such as the economic situation in the country of destination and the interest it may arouse in the students.
It includes internships as an elective.
This type of internship is part of the academic content of the program as a complement to the teaching activity and is carried out during hours compatible with the master's degree.
Internships are supervised by the Career Services. We will assign you an internship manager who will advise you, propose offers, manage your agreement and will be your contact person throughout your internship. Remember that the companies and organizations themselves are ultimately responsible for the selection process.
The Master in Project Management and Culture of Change also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:
- Project simulation: put into practice the knowledge you have acquired with the Business Game, project simulation software that allows you to replicate real situations.
- Visits to leading companies: during the course, we visit companies that are examples to follow in project management. You have the opportunity to meet reference companies in Project Management known for their innovative, technological and sustainable nature.
- Professional development program: sessions and workshops to improve your professional profile, learn how to address contracting companies and develop skills to grow in the world of work.
UPF-BSM Inside: is a group of interdisciplinary subjects (applied data, communication, creativity, innovation and project management, sustainability and leadership among others) that, if you take this program, you can access at no additional cost. They are 100% online and you can take them throughout the academic year at your own pace, as they have been designed as self-study subjects.
Once the program has been completed, you will be awarded the Màster Universitari en Gestió de Projectes i Cultura del Canvi / Master in Project Management and Culture Change - Máster Universitario en Gestión de Proyectos y Cultura del Cambio / Master in Project Management and Culture Change, issued by Pompeu Fabra University.
Official Masters Diplomas: You must pay the amount stipulated in the DOGC (Official Gazette of the Generalitat de Catalunya) for the rights to issue the diploma. This rate varies annually and the one in force at the time of the application for the title will be applied.
Note: The details contained in these pages are for informational purposes only and may be subject to changes each academic year. The definitive guide will be available to people enrolled in the virtual space before the start of each subject.
The teaching staff of the Master in Project Management and Culture of Change are one of the highlights of the program.
You have the opportunity to share a classroom with prestigious teachers and professionals in the areas of Project Management and team management. In addition, during the course, senior managers of projects in leading companies share with you their professional experience.
Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Director of the Academic Department of Business and Management Strategy
Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director
Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Head of academic area: People and Organization
Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Vicedean for Social Impact and Academic Innovation
Teaching Assistant UPF-BSM
The Master in Project Management and Culture of Change combines different teaching methodologies to offer a unique learning experience.
The methodologies include:
- Traditional methodologies, with master class sessions based on the explanations of specialists in the subject.
- Active methodologies, with practical cases, role-playing games, problem solving, and presentations of topics by students, among others.
- Autonomous methodologies carried out by the students, with text readings and individual or group work.
Combining theory and practice
The subjects combine the theoretical bases with a practical and applied approach that allows you to acquire the key concepts in project management and team leadership through real cases.
Learn through hands-on simulations
Boost your learning through practical simulations, group dynamics, presentations, discussions and interactive activities.
Train through real cases
Discover how leading companies in project management work through visits to their centres. You can also use the Business Game simulation software, which allows you to simulate real projects as if you were working on them.
Talks with industry professionals
On each course, we invite professionals from different sectors to share their experience and knowledge in project management. This way you can learn about real challenges that they have had to face and open the doors to your professional future.
Tutorials and monitoring
You have the monitoring of the academic management team, which offers you support whenever you need it and ensures your progress.
You must pass all the subjects, the evaluation of which depends on the corresponding teacher, in order to obtain the qualification. This may consist of continuous evaluation, the carrying out of a project, exercises, final exam, etc. You must also pass the final master's project (TFM).
Regular class attendance and passing the practical exercises and compulsory assignments are part of the evaluation system. The teachers who commission them mark their conditions of delivery and preparation.
The On-Campus&Live methodology allows you to follow the program in person and also remotely.
In this modality, two stable subgroups are opened that will coexist throughout the course: one face-to-face and the other with 100% remote students. The remote students (a maximum of 15 places per course) will follow the program in a synchronous way with the face-to-face students. That is, they will share the same school calendar and schedule as the face-to-face students.
Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems, and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills, and achieve learning which is transferable to the job. The face-to-face modality is enriched with elements of online programs (virtual learning environment, multimedia resources, among others) so that the learning experience of the two subgroups is equally satisfactory.
You will have:
- Master's or postgraduate work to learn by doing
- A personal mentor to monitor your Master's Final Project (TFM) or Postgraduate Final Project (TFP)
- Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
- Interdisciplinary activities and workshops
- Digital resources and audiovisual blocks for online learning
- Active methodologies for transferable learning
The Master in Project Management and Culture of Change allows you to specialize in all phases of project management: initial proposal, planning and execution processes, and conclusions. In addition, you complement your learning with training in management skills, which help you lead teams in an innovative and efficient way.
In the master's degree, you share a class with profiles that come from business management and management as well as from more technical fields. Thanks to the diversity and participation of the group, the subjects and the class dynamics are a real source of learning. The value of this master's degree is not only in the teaching team, but also in the exchange of experiences and knowledge between students, which is enhanced throughout the course.
This master's degree enables you to develop an innovative and rigorous perspective on one of the professional fields that is most in-demand today: project management. Not only do you acquire the technical knowledge for Project Management, but you also learn to lead teams to drive a culture of change.
The program allows you to take a professional leap towards one of the most in-demand profiles, since it complements the key concepts in the field of project management with the knowledge that the market currently values most: leadership, sustainability and technology.
In addition, the master's degree gives you the option of undertaking curricular internships in companies that promote your professional future.
Once the master's degree is finished, you can access a wide variety of positions such as:
- Project Manager
- Change Manager
- Transformation Project Manager
- Project Management Officer (PMO)
- Program Head
- Director de Innovación
- Business Developer
Admission and enrolment
Our admission process consists of a rigorous evaluation of each application in order to preserve the quality of the group as well as the training, experience and work capacity of all students.
Who can apply?
To access the Master's Degree in Project Management and Culture of Change it is necessary to have completed or be in the final year of undergraduate studies, preferably in the field of business management, management or engineering.
Those participants who do not have Spanish as one of their mother tongues or who have not had it as a vehicular language in their studies, must accredit the possession of at least a B2 level of Spanish (Common European Framework of Reference), as well as pass a personal interview with the academic management, in those cases where this is required.
How to apply?
To apply for admission to this program, students must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Contract once they start the application for admission through its form.
Application for admission
Complete your application within the next admission rounds:
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Applications for admission will be evaluated when you complete the following steps:
- Complete the online admission form.
- Pay the €120 admission fee. This amount will be returned if you are not admitted.
- Send the following documents through the online platform e-registrar:
- Presentation letter or video
- Scanned copy of university degree (if you are in the last year of your degree, you can provide your academic records)
- Scanned copy of Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA (Grade Point Average)
- Scanned copy of ID Card or Passport
- Passport-size photo (jpg format)
Additional documents may be requested in certain cases.
Applications are subject to the number of places available on the program.
- The Admissions Committee will select the candidates on the basis of a personal or CV-based interview.
- You will be notified of the admission decision in writing.
- Resgistration must be paid within a 15 days after the admission.
- Once the letter of acceptance to the program has been received, you will need to submit the following original documents before the course begins:
- Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your university degree.
- Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your transcript of records.
- If you have a foreign degree, we will indicate you in the admission letter the specific instructions of the documents required
- Paying the reservation fee (25% of the program's tuition fees) is essential in order to reserve your place
- If you pay the tuition fees by bank transfer you will be required to introduce the program code. The program code for this course is 1576.
- The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.
Grants, scholarships and financing
We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program by rewarding your talent through scholarships.
Grants and discounts
We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program through grants from entities dedicated to the promotion of education.
You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator and receive an answer in less than 24 hours.
We collaborate with various entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links.
Master in Project Management and Culture of Change