Objectives

Considering the future challenges facing the country and its industries, the Department of Engineering and Science at the UAI offers the Master’s degree in Project Assessment and Management (MEGP) as a structured alternative that allows for an advanced integration of the following in a single postgraduate degree:

  • Strategic Planning, Competitiveness and Innovation
  • Project Preparation and Evaluation
  • Project Management

Each of these three technical disciplines undoubtedly affects investment project portfolios, and indirectly, competitiveness. However, the traditional academic approach separates the study of each of these areas by analyzing each discipline independently even when the common thread of them all has always been projects. Therefore, other professionals have been specializing in one of these disciplines, but the integration of all these areas in a single professional who can articulate these worlds and visions has been lacking. This is precisely what this Master’s degree will overcome by creating a new type of professional with a holistic view that moves comfortably between the worlds of corporate strategy, portfolios and project programs, as well as design and the integrated assessment of each project in order to finally, in the investment stage, serve as a bridge between those who make these projects reality.

Objectives

The objectives of the Master’s degree in Project Assessment and Management are to develop the operational skills of participants, so that they are able to:

  • Plan competitive strategy by defining future business and investment objectives.
  • Plan, develop and analyze all aspects related to the preparation and evaluation of investment projects, both private and public and thereby be able to combine profitability with project risks.
  • Plan the implementation, manage and successfully manage the physical construction of a portfolio of investment projects.

Curriculum

  • Project economic evaluation module
  • Distributive evaluation or stakeholder analysis module.
  • Stakeholder analysis and risk identification and risk analysis module.
  • Technical skills in 10 PMBOK knowledge areas module.
  • Business skills module
  • Personal skills module
  • Management skills module
  • PMI Project Management Professional Certification Exam preparation Workshop
  • Graduation Activity or Applied thesis

It is designed to integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired in courses, workshops and seminars in a critical and reflective fashion. Students will be accompanied by a supervising professor in order to ensure complete and successful progression through the process.