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[Saïd Business School] MSc in Major Programme Management

Major programmes are high-risk and complex but they also present substantial opportunities for transformational outcomes for organisations and communities.

This Oxford MSc is a two-year, part-time programme for experienced project and programme managers; acknowledging that you require not just methodologies but a complex set of management and leadership skills, and a wide experienced, peer-network, to meet these challenges. The course content is highly practical and specialised, and academically rigorous.

Course Duration

2 years, part-time, starting from 23 September 2019

Course Outline

This part-time postgraduate degree programme consists of eight themed courses of four days each, studied in person at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School over 18 months. The residential courses are complemented by flexible study (reading, research, writing assignments) completed away from the business school. During the final six months of study you will write a 10,000 word dissertation on a subject of your choosing, so the total study period will be 24 months.

Assessment is performed at the end of each course. Students who fail to achieve the required standard have one opportunity to retake/resubmit the assessments. Students may be required to make regular presentations to teachers, and business practitioners.


  • Designing and Managing Successful Programmes
  • Major Programme Risk
  • Systems Engineering
  • Financial Management
  • Contract Management
  • Research Methods
  • Managing Performance
  • Globalisation and Major Programmes

Course Outcome

Through the MSc in Major Programme Management, you will:

  • Develop crucial leadership and technical skills
  • Enhance your career prospects with a masters-level qualification while working
  • Gain international insights, knowledge and skills
  • Grow your professional networks with a global, multi-industry peer group
  • Boost your confidence and credibility at board-level



Download the programme brochure here.

Contact Information

Saïd Business School
Contact: Tom Brownrigg, Recruitment Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1865 610059
Email: [email protected]

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