Master in International Project Management - University of Strasbourg

Master in International Project Management

University of Strasbourg

Managing projects throughout the world

University of Strasbourg

Faculty of Economics and Management

University of Strasbourg

University of Strasbourg

Welcome to the internet site of the Master in International Project Management of the University of Strasbourg!

This Master’s program trains experts in the field of international management. This program, launched in 2000, aims at training students and professionals to project management skills and techniques as well as providing advanced courses in finance and project management to support firms in their international strategy.

The students get acquainted with the theories of international Economics, but also methods and techniques of international project management approach.

The Master prepares students for international jobs in companies (industrial or services sector): export, product or project manager. Consultancy activities can be practiced as well. Students acquire the comprehension of the economic environment where international companies evolve, and learn to manage projects that include different countries.

They will know how to manage multiple cultures and institutional systems. The student must have language proficiency when enrolled, and furthermore, learns to improve his/her skills, particularly, in business terms.

The first academic year trains students in the main fields of management and international Economics. The second year is dedicated to specialization in international project management; the tutorial classes are held by university professors and by professionals from industrial, banking, consultancy fields and other experts who have cross-borders experience.

For the last semester students have to follow an internship (compulsory abroad) that represents a true initiation in the world of international project management.


This Master has been awarded the price for training excellence Idex (initiative d’excellence) in January 2015.

What we offer:

  • A curriculum for international careers in the industrial and tertiary sectors focusing on project management, product management and international trade.
  • Full coverage of techniques and approaches of project management. Courses and seminars are delivered by field experts who mostly work in international environments.
  • Advanced courses in cross cultural management providing a global understanding on finance, marketing and legal issues.
  • Courses held by leading academics of HEC Montréal, Douala University and Strasbourg University.
  • Preparation to professional certifications as part of the curriculum (CAPM).
  • Half of the courses are taught in English, the other half in French during the second year.
  • Students complete their end-of-studies internship abroad. Foreign students have the opportunity to do in France or abroad.

Who should attend ?

–       The two-year program:

  • Students with a bachelor degree in economics, management or related fields.

At the end of the first year or for a direct master’s entry in the second year, applicants must justify required levels of proficiency:

  •  TOEIC: 850 (or equivalent);
  • Second foreign language (preferably in German): level B2; Foreign students must instead justify their French proficiency (level C1 at DELF/TEF).
  • Internship between the first ant the second year of the Master

During the first year of the master program, specific courses help to reach the required language proficiency.

To be admitted in the first year of the master programme, applicants are interviewed to check whether their language fluency allows them to satisfy the above requirements in English and in the second foreign language before entering in the second year.

Additional fees:

Students pay for fees to pass language certificates and the Certified Associate in Project Management exam (CAPM issued by the Project Management Institute PMI). The total cost for all certificates amounts to 430 €.


M. André Schmitt
Master’s Director

“Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan”

K. Tate (Past Board Member – PMI)


Brochure MPO - MPI (in French)



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