Master of Project Leadership

The Master of Project Leadership is a professional degree for experienced project managers and senior managers who are seeking to develop the critical complex thinking and communication skills required for successful organisational leadership.

An innovative and challenging program, it will develop your strategic thinking capability and broaden traditional concepts of leadership, management, governance, risk, resilience and sustainability.

The program explores the skills required to establish and tailor sophisticated interdependent project frameworks, as well as the high-level concepts of open-systems innovation, dynamic social networks and design thinking.

Our Master of Project Leadership will broaden and strengthen the analytical skills you require to articulate change and enable adaptation in today’s global, political, information and technology landscapes. We will introduce you to leadership theory and demonstrate how leadership relates to various aspects of organisational effectiveness and efficiency.

This program focuses on the importance of interpersonal skills to effective leadership, and demonstrates how you can apply the principles of emotional intelligence to influence and manage successful project outcomes.

Based on our unique complex systems approach, we offer an innovative way of treating projects as dynamic and evolving systems, and demonstrate how applying complex thinking enables teams to manage large-scale initiatives successfully.

Through the application of a range of models and theories, this program will deepen your understanding of the dynamics of delivery, adaptation and change, and of managing the connected complexities of decision making.

Course structure

The course comprises a combination of core units and elective units. Core units include:

  • Project Innovation Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Disaster Project Management
  • Sustainability and Intelligence in Project Management
  • Project Leadership Thesis.

Elective units include:

  • Complex Project Leadership
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Strategic Delivery of Change.

For more information about the Master of Project Leadership, including units of study, visit sydney.edu.au/courses/master-of-project-leadership