European Master in Project Management - EuroMPM
Learn practical ways to successfully manage cross-industry projects.
Master of Arts (M.A.) issued by FH Dortmund
STANDARD PROGRAMME DURATION
3/4 Semesters, starts in Winter
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Unrestricted with pre-check
APPLICATION PERIOD FOR NON-EU CITIZEN
From 1 April to 15 July
APPLICATION PERIOD FOR EU CITIZEN
From Mid May to 31 July
Events per year
Thesis written with a company
Nobody would accept treatment from a surgeon who only did a one-week course. So why do people still believe that you can manage projects without developing that expertise? Take a deep dive into everything you need to know to create and manage projects – join EuroMPM.
- What is project management? What do project managers do?
Everything you see is someone’s project: from the launch of a new phone model to the construction of a new apartment block. With growing complexity in the modern world – with increasingly intricate demands and details to be managed by diverse project teams – the role of a project manager is growing in importance.
A project manager is a person who leads a project throughout its lifecycle and ensures it is a success. They are technical decision-maker, applying the best tools and methods for the job. They are also a manager of people – someone who knows how to facilitate collaboration between everyone involved in a project and motivate them to achieve project goals. The projects themselves are designed to achieve something, which makes managing them an exciting and challenging process. The job requires strategic thinking, team-building skills, conflict resolution, and the capacity to manage change. If you’re ready to lead demanding and dynamic projects, organize the people around you, and build strategies to deliver the best results, then project management is just the career for you.
- How does a European Master in Project Management help me start a fulfilling career in project management?
In a recent student survey, our graduates reported that one of the many strengths of our programme is its international character, the friendly environment, and practice-based approach of the study. Professors and industry practitioners with real project experience give students up-to-date knowledge, useful insights, and innovative strategies to help them manage complex and dynamic projects in the real world. With thorough training in effective approaches, methods, and tools for good project management, they are well equipped to become successful project managers across various fields. Our European Master in Project Management gives graduates all the skills and qualifications they need to flourish in the desirable and expanding European project management sector.
Why should I do a European Master in Project Management at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FH Dortmund)?
- Learn advanced project management skills in an international environment.
The European Master in Project Management programme at FH Dortmund is based on an applied sciences approach: everything you learn will prepare you for managing a wide range of complex and interdisciplinary real-world projects. It is a scientific programme, so you learn not just what to do, but why it should be done. You’ll hone a wide range of skills – from research to self-management, international communication, social competence, and leadership skills – to help you become a skilled project manager. Your curriculum covers the latest trends, such as digital transformation, sustainability, and digital business ecosystems, ensuring you have your finger on the pulse from the moment you graduate.
Your instructors are a mix of project management specialists with expertise in realising projects across a wide range of sectors. You will also benefit from technical talks from visiting lecturers from the industry.
One special feature of the Dortmund EuroMPM programme is the IT and digital transformation specialisation, including how to deploy agile methods and work in virtual environments. Students also learn how to work effectively in international teams, making them especially valued in modern and often highly international work environments.
The European Master in Project Management course at FH Dortmund includes an exciting opportunity to study at one of our partner universities during your time here, enriching your experience with the unique expertise found in our international partner universities. Students are prepared for project consulting as well as senior project management positions in sectors including information technology and a wide range of industrial fields – from real estate, to marketing, to change management and more.
Students graduate with all the necessary tools and methods to manage projects successfully, gaining a unique skillset that allows them to advance their specialisation in their desired sector.
- What are the advantages of studying in the Dortmund area?
There are many job and research opportunities right on your doorstep in the Dortmund area, and the larger Ruhr valley and North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) region. As one of Germany’s economic powerhouses, it is an administrative and research centre for many multinational corporations, research institutes, and international organisations. Dortmund is one of Germany’s leading IT cities and is situated in the heart of one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe. It combines a great industrial heritage with the ambition and innovation-driven mindset of the thriving tech and startup community. Dortmund and the Ruhr valley are the place to be for those who want to experience the future of Europe hands on.
- What makes studying at FH Dortmund such a valuable experience?
FH Dortmund is a modern and friendly university in the centre of Dortmund. You’ll feel welcome from the start. You’ll also receive plenty of assistance and tips to help you get to know the campus facilities and your new city.
As a compact city with a good public transport network, getting around is easy. And with the NRW-Ticket included in your semester fee, you have free access to public transport not just locally, but all across the state. You can even visit other great cities such as Cologne, Düsseldorf, Aachen, or Münster.
The university’s International Office serves as a central information point for all international students throughout their studies and organizes a variety of international events and activities.
Students who do not already speak native-level German are given intensive training in German at different levels according to their proficiency, even taking them up to C1. These courses are usually weekly, giving them the language skills, they need to participate in German cultural life – and potentially get a job in a German-speaking country upon graduation. Particularly attractive for those wishing to put their new language skills to good use is the cooperation with the Theater Dortmund, which offers students two free tickets for each theatre production upon presentation of their student ID. For active types, the ”Sportkarte” (sports pass) gives you subsidized access to a broad range of sports activities.
There are no tuition fees for the Master Embedded Systems Engineering Programme.
All students at the FH Dortmund just need to pay an affordable semester fee, known as a “Semesterbeitrag”, each semester. You can check the current semester fee on the Master Programme official website. A large portion of your semester fee is to cover the cost of your semester ticket – a free pass for the local public transport system. This ticket allows the holder to travel free of charge on all public transport, including buses, underground, tram, and local trains (2nd class) across the whole of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW).
Compared to other German cities, Dortmund is an inexpensive place to live in terms of the costs of accommodation, products, and other costs. This leaves students plenty of time and money to focus on studying and enjoying their new social life. While we encourage students to focus solely on learning during their time here, the size of the city does mean part-time work generally is available and they can earn a small amount per month without it affecting their status. No restrictions apply to students from within the EU, but please check with the International Office for the latest guidance on what is permitted with a student visa.
Please note that the FH Dortmund does not offer any scholarships. However, you can check the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) website, where you can find scholarships and graduation grants for international students. For more information about DAAD awards and other opportunities, please also visit the dedicated area on the FH Dortmund website.
Please refer to the FH Dortmund Website for the admission requirements and deadlines.
Pre-check submission process:
The managers of the course strongly recommend that you submit relevant documents for a pre-check to verify your eligibility according to our examination regulations, prior to submitting your full application. This would include your Bachelor’s degree or Diplom certificate, the corresponding transcript, your CV, and your language certificate. We start offering preliminary checks in April. You can submit your documents for the pre-check through the Pre-Check Service website.
Please check here for further information on applying to FH Dortmund.
You will receive the results of the preliminary check a few weeks later via email, including instructions for the next steps in your application process.
- What is the course plan?
You can find a current course plan on the European Master in Project Management – EuroMPM – course website.
- How do I find accommodation?
FH Dortmund does not own any student accommodation facilities and is unable to offer any accommodation services for its students. Prospective students must find suitable accommodation for the duration of their studies by themselves. Please check the International Office website to find appropriate accommodation or use our informative accommodation website to find a lot of hints and useful links. Accommodation costs for a room in a dormitory or in a small private apartment in Dortmund and its surroundings currently range from around €200 to €500 per month “warm”, which usually excludes internet and electricity, but most often includes heating costs.
Note that rent in Germany is usually discussed in terms of “Kaltmiete” (cold rent) and “Warmmiete” (warm rent). The cold rent covers only the rent for the space – while the warm rent includes both the cold rent and all “Nebenkosten” (ancillary costs). The ancillary costs include things such as the property tax (or “council tax” as it is known in the UK, for example), water supply and sewage disposal, street cleaning and waste disposal, gardening and building maintenance, building lighting, pest control, and various insurances. You will still have to pay for your electricity, telephone, and internet costs. Heating is normally included in the warm rent, but you should clarify what is and isn’t covered when you sign the contract.
Please be alert to potential scams and do not pay any rent or deposits before you have spoken to the landlord, visited the property, and signed the contract. Be especially wary if you are asked to transfer money to an account with a non-German IBAN.
- Are there any internship opportunities?
Students are welcome to write their Master Thesis while working within a company during an optional internship. Please note that the university does not organise internships for the students. Students must take the initiative to find a suitable internship by themselves.
- Will the university help me settle in?
All new students are welcome to participate in the introduction week for international Master students – a week at the start of the semester where FH Dortmund organises a range of activities to help students find their way around the university, make new friends, and get to know their new city. We also offer a buddy programme, where new students are partnered with a student in a later semester, who will help them with general questions relating to life at FH Dortmund and their course.