Masters of Science in Project Planning and Management

Course Overview

The programme focuses in producing experts who can initiate short term project and long-term project in all spheres of projects and industries. It also empowers graduates to start and manage project of their own and meet stakeholders? expectations. This program builds knowledge skills and competence in the planning, development and management of projects and programmes. It is designed to deepen a critical understanding of the strategies, processes, techniques, and issues involved in taking ideas for project development and turning them into practical realities with identifiable outcomes and benefits. This Master program provides an excellent basis for career enhancement or conversion for those with interest and experience in projects for development. This programme targets managers in middle and senior level position or ordinary employees at both private and public entities.

The programme is flexible and convenient as it considers for employees working in the private and public sector due to the Blended Learning Model (BLM). With BLM approach, the students who are not able to attend physical classes can choose to learn and accomplish all assignments through online essentials like Moodle and zoom for 16 weeks. The students who opt for BLM; it requires them to appear physically at the campus during class tests, final exams, research proposal and dissertation presentations. This programme has the following modules listed below and Dissertation.


What you'll study

Semester I

    • Project Research Methods and Statistics
    • Project Risk Planning and Management
    • Project Identification and Planning
    • Project Appraisal and Selection Management
    • Fundamental of Project Management
    • Project Implementation and Planning Techniques

Semester II

    • Project Financing and Management
    • ICT Project Design and Management
    • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Principle of Economics
    • Project Financial Management and Control
    • Public Policy Planning and Management
Entry Requirements

  • At least a Second-Class Degree of the Institute of Accountancy Arusha or an equivalent degree from a recognized higher learning Institution.
  • Candidates with unclassified degree (e.g. M.D.) Shall have at least a B grade average in the subject of the intended Master?s Programme.
  • A Candidate who holds a Pass Degree may also be considered for admission if: His/her undergraduate performance in the proposed area of study was at least B grade and He/she scored B grade in the project work/research as one of the conditions for accomplishment of Bachelor Degree.
  • An applicant with a Postgraduate diploma in the respective field of study.
  • Candidate with Second Class Advanced Diploma of Accountancy Arusha or from any other recognized higher learning Institution.

Teaching methods

The programme is delivered through a physical class session and blended mode which allowing you to fit your studies around other commitments. A wide variety of resources is made available via the online study platforms, including: lecture notes, videos,specialist resources from the IAA library and discussion forums.

Module lectures will be available to address your questions and offer guidance relating your studies. 


How you're assessed

This program will be assessed by written coursework and a dissertation


  • Fee 4,440,000/=
  • Duration 1 year
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Face to Face and Blended mode
  • Intakes September & March