Master of Science in Project Management


Duration: 24 months | 75 Credits

RVOE: MAES080809

Clave: D.G.P. 771555




The progress of science and engineering projects has led to important changes in the various facets of project execution.

These changes have produced greater objectivity in management aspects, with a more complete and accurate methodological instrument. Likewise, all aspects of management have gained more prominence thanks to the importance of the participation of human resources in the development of a project. Given the continuous failures of projects, there is an imperative need to consolidate and raise the quality of their design stage, understanding this stage as the creative and cognitive process of conceiving and formulating the foundations of a project, which requires management of adequate knowledge and direction.

The Master’s Program in Design, Management and Project Management (MDGP) joins these 3 elements in order to comprehensively train a project specialist, with the capacity, ability and knowledge of:

  • Design a project;
  • Manage your projection from the initiation to post-mortem reflection;
  • Direct all individual and collective human efforts towards the ends of the project and the interests of those affected.

The Management or Project Management is one of the most quoted positions in the organizational chart of companies. And it is that in this very competitive environment, the project manager is in charge of leading the baton in different types of plans that can mean business success or failure.


General Objective:

  • Educate professionals who acquire creative, executive and managerial thinking suitable for design, management, and project management.


Sub Objectives:

  • Provide and use an appropriate methodology to the design a project, that meet predetermined sequence of progress, and that allows its immediate application to specific and articulated cases, and which in turn allows to dominate and understand the motivational factors, intentionality, purpose and teleology of a project.


  • Determine and analyze the activities and responsibilities of the Project Director in each of its areas of competence, and propose tools to meet each phase of the life cycle of a project and cover each of the areas of knowledge of a project (integration, scope, time, costs, quality, resources, communications, risks and supply, among others).
Who is it for?

Who is it for?

The proposed educational methodology added to the clarity, breadth and didactics of content design, allows the Master in Design, Management and Project Management to be directed to professionals with university training in all areas of knowledge, who have the concern to get involved in the world of projects in a responsible manner and with a high discipline of study, who wish to work in the field of teaching and research of projects and / or in the professional field, holding executive and project consulting positions.

Professional areas of a project manager

Some of the professional opportunities of the Master’s Program in Design, Management and Project Management are:


  • Program Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Project office managers.
  • Project consultants.
  • Managers of technological innovation and knowledge projects.
  • Researchers in the field of project science and professional work in the field of projects.
Study Program

1st Semester: Design

The first semester of program introduce you to work methodologies for efficiently manage and conduct assessment of the project design then generating knowledge throughout this.

The subjects that make up the first part are shown below:


Introduction to project management

Design of project systems

Analysis of the services to be provided

Functional analysis of a project

Ergonomics in the project

Safety and reliability in the project

The environment in the project

Project´s Specifications

Draft porject plan

These subjects, although being independent of each other, are complementary and are structured in the progress of the studies, according to a coherent pedagogical order. Each is divided into basic thematic units or chapters, directly related to one or more of a practical exercise and includes theoretical support material and personalized follow-up by the area tutor. Due to the fact that the project development / design stage allows corrections, the student will not be able to pass by subject until the last moment, but it will be approved once it has reached the end by complete module, qualifying at that moment each one of the subjects.

2nd Semester: Management

The second semester we develop all components areas of the Project Management and their scope. It is intended to give a deep and overall vision of all possible issues to manage at the time of developing a project, including all type of projects and their purpose, providing to fellow student all required tools available in the market to carry out this activity. This second part provides the knowledge for the fulfillment of the formative standards established by the IPMA,  AEIPRO and PMI.

The subjects of the second semester:


Introduction to project management

Planning and project management

IT tools for project management

Project monitoring and control

Project Assessment

Risk and quality management

Strategic Human Resources Management

Occupational Health and Safety: OHSAS 18001

Project Communication management

These subjects, despite being independent of each other, are self-contained and structured according to a coherent pedagogical order.

3th Semester: Implementation

In the third semester we will study the aspects related exclusively to the activity of the Project Director, highlighting its responsibilities in each area in which it take part, covering the great stages and tasks of a project , some of the management (start, planning and design, execution and control, closure and post mortem) and others of strategic strategy, to cover issues of programs or project portfolios.

The subjects that make up the third semester are shown below:


Virtual collaborative work environments

Successful Distance Management

Public Speaking Techniques

Business Management

Management and strategic planning

Conflict resolution and negotiation techniques

Work team management techniques

Knowledge management and organizational learning

e-Business Integration with Corporate Management Systems

These subjects, despite being independent of each other, are self-contained and structured according to a coherent pedagogical order.

4th Semester: Final project & dissertation thesis

Due to the nature of the methodology, the Final Master’s Project is the natural extension of a project carried out by the student throughout the Master’s Program in Design, Management and Project Management. The Final Project of Master’s Degree or Thesis, aims to present a complete work that shows the total development of a project, considering the possibility of its concrete execution, according to the guidelines and details of the proposal presented in this program.


Duration, credit structure, and academic degree

The estimated duration of the master’s degree is 1200 hours (75 credits). The credit structure of the Master in Project Management is shown in the following table:

1st Semester: Design22352
2nd Semester: Management20320
3th Semester: Implementation23368
4th Semester: Final project  & dissertation thesis10160

Credit structure

In each phase the student must meet the credit requirements established by each university and set by the Master’s degree committee.


Master’s degree award

Once the student has completed his study program and passed all his subjects and dissertation thesis he or she will be evaluated by the evaluation board committee. If the student has fulfilled all the academic, administrative and economic requirements established in the management procedures set by the university or universities for which If you want to obtain the academic degree, the student will obtain the Master’s degree in Project Management.


Admission requirements

Mexican nationals

  • CURP
  • Acta de Nacimiento (copia legible)
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Grado de Licenciatura o Ingeniería
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Cédula Profesional
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Certificado de Estudios de Licenciatura o Ingeniería.
  • C.V. actualizado
  • Carta de Exposición de Motivos de ingreso firmada
  • Solicitud de inscripción
  • Solicitud de beca
  • Fotografía Digital en formato .jpg (vestimenta formal, sobre un fondo blanco liso y con el rostro despejado).

International students

  • Citizenship card
  • Birth Registration (legible copy)
  • Certified copies of your Bachelor’s Degree or Engineering
  • Certified Copy or Apostilled of Professional Card (if issued in the country of origin).
  • Updated Resume
  • Motivation letter
  • Enrollment Request
  • Scholarship Application (only to those who meet scholarship criteria)
  • Digital Photography in .jpg format (formal dress, on a plain white background and with a clear face)

Salazar Norte # 26, Col. Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 61506
Heroica Zitácuaro
Michoacán, MX

Tel. 01 800 002 3737


Office Lima – Peru

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Focal Point:

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International programs

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Part Time International

Part-Time Program for International students

In addition to the Online Master´s program, UNICEPES and The Center for Innovation and Sustainability offer a part-time Dual Career Training Programme. The program has two Phases:


The first phase delivered Online that covers most of the program and the second phase is delivered in the University Campus in Morelia Mexico. The program meets the needs and availability of master’s students with full-time or part-time jobs, allowing them to combine their careers by obtaining a Master’s degree. Students will have the opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge by visiting sites and operations from important industries and projects in Mexico.   For more information write to


To start the admission process for this program, download the application form by clicking here and submit to




Tuition Fees for Part-Time Programs

  • Admission and Reservation Fees:   $ 950 USD
  • Overall tuition Fees: $ 8000 USD
  • Degree Accreditation and Registration fee: $ 1500 USD
  • This program allows monthly installment payments up to 30 months.
  • The cost of the program Cover some living expenses for 10 days in Mexico such as Accommodation,  Meals,  Transport from the airport to the University campus.
  • Outstanding Students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance to cover  50% of the cost of a roundtrip airline ticket. This may be subject to a previous assessment of the academic performance of the student during the program and other relevant aspects.
  • These fees do not include Visa plications costs.

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