MSc. in Project Management

Helga FOURE JOOPEN, Heand of MSc. Project Management


The Master of Science in Project Management at ESC Clermont in France is a 16 to 18-month master programme taught entirely in English and accredited by the CGE. The programme prepares students to become effective project managers equipped with knowledge, methods, tools and techniques of Project Management. Students will carry real projects under the supervision of professionals and PMI (Project Management Institute) members. Throughout the programme, students will be prepared for the PMI certification and there will be a module of preparation for the CAPM (Certified Assistant Project Manager) certification.

Classes last from October to May, followed by an internship of a minimum of 4 months along with an executive report.

> Ranked in the top 10 Master in Project Management programmes in France
(Eduniversal – SMBG 2017)

> Ranked in the best 40 MSc Programmes degrees in Europe
(Eduniversal – SMBG 2015-2016)


Young graduates and professionals from all backgrounds seeking to reinforce their knowledge, skills and potential as highly effective project leaders who grasp project management concepts and techniques.


  • Taught entirely in English
  • Real projects and certifications: Supervision of project managers and PMI members. Approach to PRINCE2 and PMI certifications.
  • Free annual PMI membership (French chapter)
  • Professional integration: Perform an executive internship acquiring professional experience.


Admission Requirements for international student:

  • A 4-year Bachelor degree or Validated Master 1
  • Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or IELTS 6.0)

  • Semester 1
    Project Management – Basics

    • Project management fundamentals
    • Comparative approaches of project management
    • Managerial soft skills
    • Cost & ressource management
    • Commercial management of projects
    • Agility
    • Quality Management
    • PM Day I

    Management & Communication Skills

    • Introduction to Business
    • Mastering Data in Excel
    • French Language Classes (or Certification Voltaire)
    • Thesis Methodology I

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual Counseling
    • Meeting with Practitioners
  • Semester 2
    Project management – Advanced

    • PM Day II
    • Risk management
    • CAPM preparation
    • Supply chain & procurement management
    • Lean management
    • MS Project
    • International Contract law
    • Communication & stakeholders management
    • PM real life project
    Management & Communication Skills

    • Strategic Management
    • Information Systems for Managers
    • French Language Classes (or Certification Voltaire)
    • Thesis Methodology II

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual Counseling
    • Meeting with Practitioners
  • Semester 3

    Professional Mission & Thesis

    • Thesis
    • Oral Defense
    • Company / Assesment


The teaching staff is composed of veteran professors who generously shared their experiences with us. They provide solid background knowledge, along with great energy and enthusiasm. The conducted discussions, debates, and roundtables made the courses dynamic and lively. Learning is not only interesting but also highly enjoyable.

Mehdi Mezghanni

Mehdi Mezghanni
Engineer and Junior Project Manager

Team work with classmates from various nations, lectures from professors with hands-on experience in Project management and different subjects in those corresponding fields made the journey a true experience rather than just another study curriculum

Rajkumaar N RAJAN

Rajkumaar N RAJAN
Engineer and Marketing & Communications Assistant - SIFOEE

I found the program and the school quite fulfilling of and exceeding my requirements. We started with Marketing Fundamentals, which gave an academic and deeper understanding of what I did as a job or trained for before. Then, we moved to Project Management, the core module, and I was amazed by the very practical way of teaching.

Mahmood ALI

Mahmood ALI