Master in Project Management

University for International Cooperation

Program Description

Master in Project Management

University for International Cooperation

Become a successful professional in Project Management with a highly prestigious international degree!

Manage your projects with the knowledge and tools​ from a world-class graduate degree program

The Master in Project Management (MPM) at the Global School of Project Management (GSPM) is a graduate program with international accreditation, designed to develop and strengthen your project management skills, supported by an online learning-teaching environment.

The MPM Program was the first, in Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain, in 2009, the international academic quality accreditation for project management programs from the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI). It is, at the present time, the only program that has been accredited in the region in both online and blended learning modalities, and in both English and Spanish. The University for International Cooperation (UCI, for its acronym in Spanish) is also the first university in the region to obtain, in 2001, the recognition as Registered Education Provider (R.E.P. No. 1371) from PMI. UCI is currently an approved R.E.P. at the Global Provider level.

GSPM´s programs in project management have more than 2,000 graduates in over 40 countries, indicating their wide acceptance and recognition. They are offered in Spanish, in modalities with and without classroom attendance (b-learning, e-learning), and in English through e-learning.


Student profile

Graduate Profile

Projects are the basis for success, both professionally and personally, in virtually any field of human activity. For this reason, the master´s program is aimed at professionals from various disciplines and fields of action.

Entry level profile

Professionals from all sectors, including business, technology, engineering, architecture, agriculture, forestry, environment and social disciplines., among others, who hold a bachelor's degree or higher and who wish to improve their skills in project management. It is also intended for professionals from other disciplines who are involved in supporting project management activities, projectized offices, and consulting firms.

Specific requirements:

  • Bachelor or Licenciate academic degree, as a minimum.
  • Sufficient command of the English language (must be able to study and understand learning or reference documents in this language)
  • Fluid communication skills through virtual means and email, as well as familiarity with the dynamics of social networks.
  • Previous professional experience in projects is desirable, but not required (at least one year of professional involvement in a project management environment).
  • Management of software tools and affinity with virtual work and communication.
  • Positive predisposition to collaborative work, continuous improvement, applied research and self-discipline.

The students are responsible for registering and remaining as active members of PMI throughout the duration of their studies in MPM, which will provide access to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), and to an important quantity of standards, documents and communities of practice. Some of these resources will be required as study materials for program courses. Also, in some courses it might be necessary for the students to acquire textbooks and other learning resources for which they will be timely informed.


GSPM Factors that make a diference

  • World-class reputation and accreditation.
  • Solidity and applied experience.
  • Education and innovation for the XXI Century.
  • A superior graduate degree.
  • An intelligent and planned investment.
  • A global vision with infinite local possibilities.


  • The students receive a Microsoft Project® software license, for personal use.
  • For students who are already certified as Project Management Professional (PMP)®, courses may grant them up to 40 PDUs. These PDUs can be used as part of the requirements to renew their certification. The process for the accreditation of PDUs must be done by the students directly with PMI.

Please notice that students or graduates who wish to opt for a certification from PMI must complete their own procedures for certification directly with PMI.


Study Plan

The full program has a duration of 4 cycles. A cycle contains three consecutive 5 week courses, and are studied one by one, in the order indicated in the table shown below. The teaching-learning process allows our professionals to develop the skills and capabilities needed to conduct large-scale projects.

I Introduction to Project Management.

Strategic Planning and Organizational Analysis.

Project Methodologies, Processes and Products
(Project Formulation and Evaluation).


II Management Skills
(Management Skills for Project Managers).

Essential Topics for Project Management I
(Stakeholders and Scope Management).

Project Management Tools and Techniques I
(Project Time and Cost Management).


III Knowledge Areas for Project Management I
(Project Quality Management).

Knowledge Areas for Project Management II
(Human Resources and Communications Management).

Knowledge Areas for Project Management III
(Project Risk Management).


IV Project Management Tools and Techniques II
(Project Procurement Management).

Essential Topics for Project Management II
(Corporate Social Responsibility).

Degree and Graduation Seminar
(Preparation for Final Graduation Project).



Investment plan

Besides the online modality in English, UCI’s Master in Project Management (MPM) Program is also available in blended and online modalities in Spanish. Please request information about the convenient investment plans and scholarship opportunities that are available for qualified candidates.

Financial Aid

UCI has a solid program of scholarships and financing systems.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

Last updated May 5, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
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Sept. 26, 2017
20 months
Full time
Costa Rica - San José
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