Master of Project Management and Leadership 
(12 subjects)

CRICOS Course Code: 103011G

Prepare to manage teams and complex projects

If you want to learn new skills and progress into a more senior stage in your career, studying the Master of Project Management and Leadership could be your next step. Designed for students with an undergraduate degree, this course at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Melbourne or Sydney combines the management of people and complex projects.


2 years


Start dates

  • March 2021
  • July 2021
  • November 2021

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Entry requirements and fees

Find out more about entry requirements and fees for this course.

About the course

Our 12-subject Master of Project Management and Leadership is ideal for those who have already studied and gained professional experience in an engineering or technical role. This master’s course will help you to progress your career by learning how to successfully manage complex projects and dynamic teams.

This program is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian college or university, or an equivalent international qualification and relevant work experience. You will have the opportunity to tailor your course to the career path you wish to take by choosing electives that specialise in subjects like human resources, data engineering and corporate finance.

What will you study?

During this two-year program you will study a total of 12 management and leadership subjects. Each topic you will study has been carefully curated to prepare you to successfully design and deliver complete project solutions and manage individuals and teams.

The course combines soft skills in people management, leadership and communication with technical skills in project management, such as financial management, quality control and information technology.


This course is made up of 8 core subjects, and an additional 4 elective subjects, which you will choose yourself to tailor the program to your personal ambitions. The subjects are listed below:

  • Core subjects

    You will study the following core subjects:

    Subject Code
    Contemporary Management MGT501
    Strategic Management MGT510
    Leadership: a Critical Perspective MGT536
    Facilitating Change MGT540
    ICT Project Management ITC505
    Leadership in Teams MGT584
    Project and Stakeholder Communication MGM507
    Agile Project Management and Recovery MGM508
  • Electives

    Choose four subjects from the list of electives below:

    Subject Code
    Accounting Systems and Processes ACC566
    Corporate Finance FIN516
    Human Resource Management HRM502
    Topics in IT Ethics ITC506
    Research Plan in IT ITC536
    Data Knowledge and Engineering ITC573
    IT Risk Management ITC596
    Operations Management MGT550

Why study this course?

Having leadership skills is vital for professional growth, and can maximise your employability and further your opportunities in the workplace. As the world changes around us, many businesses are favouring a project-based, team-led structure, which means employers are looking for individuals who can seamlessly plan projects while also skillfully leading a team.

This course aims to develop graduates who have the ability to drive projects forward and motivate large technical teams. As part of your studies you will be required to:

  • Apply appropriate leadership approaches to effectively lead diverse teams in project management implementation.
  • Thoroughly take social, cultural, environmental and economic factors into consideration when project planning.
  • Confidently present project concepts and solutions to a range of professional audiences.
  • Effectively communicate relationship management strategies for varied stakeholders in a range of projects.

Project management career opportunities

Once you have successfully completed the Master of Project Management and Leadership, you will have honed your skills for a new stage in your career. Graduates should have the knowledge and expertise required for a range of senior positions within specific industries, including:

  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Management
  • Retail and Commerce
  • Project Management Consultancy

Postgraduate entry requirements

Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen postgraduate course.


Find out the tuition fees and other costs for your chosen postgraduate program at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

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