Project Management
Shandong University
Basic Information
Degree: Master
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Sep 7 , 2023
Duration: 2 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 40,000 per Year
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
May 31 , 2023
Application Fee:
You will pay the application fee to the university by yourself. Usually, you will need to pay it during the registration period.
USD 82 (Pay to University)
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Special Requirements
Program Highlights

Degree Accreditation

In 2010, Shandong University got the authentication by International Project Management Association (IPMA) and became one of the partner universities of its Project Management Professional certification (IPMP). In 2013, the BSc Project Management and MSc Project Management of School of Management are accredited by Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs ,which is initiated by Project Management Institute (PMI). Up to now, only about 40 universities in the world have got this accreditation.

Standardized Curriculum System

As a third party authority for authenticating the curriculum plan of the project management degree on a global scale, in 2001, PMI-GAC was founded and aimed to promote the development and the curriculum establishment of excellent and professional teaching programs on project management. It guarantees the quality of the degree education on project management, assisting universities to improve the curriculum plan on project management of the degree education so as to promote the education and the career development on project management. Besides, PMI-GAC has strict and objective assessment system and process on the degree project of project management. In a word, the project management education established by the School of Management at Shandong University has corresponded with the advanced international education level.

International and Qualified Teachers

Teachers responsible for the project management program of the School of Management comprise scholars and professors who have studied abroad such as the United States, UK, Japan, and Switzerland. In addition, the School of Management has international teacher resources organized by famous university professors from UK, Italy, Australia, Germany, Korea, Hongkong, South Africa, etc.

Cooperation between University and Enterprises

The School of Management at Shandong University has abundant home and abroad schoolfellow enterprises and has established broad cooperative network with these enterprises. A large number of graduates are engaged as senior executives in these home and abroad large enterprises whose businesses are expanded in China and some developing countries such as Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, etc. Therefore, theses enterprises can provide a lot of opportunities for international students of project management to practice, visit and work. Th Group, Power Construction Corporation of China, Inspur, Shandong Gold Group Co., Ltd., Shandong Hi-speed Group Co., Ltd., but also consist of some famous foreign invested enterprises and private enterprises such as Kerui Group Corporation and CP Group.

Integration of Cross-cultural Disciplines

For the setting of training objectives and curriculums, this program has made full use of the historical and cultural status of Shandong Province and the disciplinary advantage of literature and history in Shandong University, combining Traditional Chinese Learning and western modern management techniques via some courses such as cross-cultural communication. Therefore, it has formed a unique training mode at the international level. Besides, in order to provide the students with various favorable conditions to become international top-level talents, the school and the university have carried out abundant student activities and language teaching with characteristics of Chinese traditional culture.

Program Description

1. Program Overview

Editor Notes: Through one-year dissertation and practical training, students' entrepreneurship knowledge and experience will improve greatly.

International Master of Project Management (IMPM) program is based on Shandong University's motto-"Reserve talents for the world and seek the prosperity for the nation" and in response to the call of the state "Belt and Road Initiative" and "Go Global" strategy. This program focuses on promoting the education exchange between China and countries along the Belt and Road, cultivating local professional talents of project management for International Enterprises in developing counties, and providing higher education and development opportunities to the young people by combining internationalized and standardized Project Management education system and Chinese traditional culture.

This program will ensure that students become experts in the field of project management. The first semester is almost entirely devoted to expanding one's knowledge of the field. The second-semester focuses on deepening the understanding of the field and the topic for the dissertation is chosen and the associated research plan is written. In the second year, students will finish their dissertations and after defending, they will be awarded the title of master of engineering in project management.

2. Aim of the program

Editor Notes: This program is the best choice for students who want to be an interdisciplinary talent.

The aim of the program is to educate the next generation of project management talent to be able to compete with their peers in the global job market. Through extensive training and research practise, the student will graduate and hold the Master's degree enabling him or her to work in the filed of public utilities and government project management, real estate and engineering management, IT project management, development and innovation management, investment and financing decision-making and management, enterprise project management, project human resource management and entrepreneurial management.

3. Program Courses

Editor Notes: The table listed 4 kinds of courses information, including study hours and credits.

4. Core Courses

Editor Notes: Students can learn more about courses information from 7 core courses and their description.

Engineering Economics

This is a course to introduce the correlations between technology and economics for the purposes of realizing the best allocation of project resources and the balance between technology and economics. Topic include (but are not limited to) the basic theory and methods of the project evaluation and its application, the contents of the project feasibility study. The objective is to prepare students to be able to master the engineering economic evaluation criteria and evaluation methods. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate mastery of the basic principles and methods of engineering economics, including the project program comparability principle, the time value capital, optimization principles, economic effect evaluation and preferential methods, project financial evaluation methods, and project risk analysis, etc.

2. Apply basic engineering economic principles and methods to technical and economic analysis, evaluation, and improve the scientific level of investment decision-making and project management.

Introduction to Project Management

This course is a professional course for the students majoring in Project Management. Topics include the knowledge, theory, tools, and application of project management. The objective is to prepare students to be able to master basic theories and knowledge of project management. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate mastery of the Nine Major knowledge Areas in PMBOK.

2. Have a better understanding of the basic problems of China's project management practices.

Project Feasibility Study and Post Evaluation

This course implements comprehensive evaluation of a project through technique, economy, society, etc. It is primarily used for project decision-making and approval. The objective is to prepare students to be able to understand the principle and main contents, of feasibility study. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate mastery of procedures and skills of project approval.

2. Demonstrate mastery of the skills to undertake project feasibility study, as well as the skills of demonstrating feasibility study reports.

Project Planning and Control

Project planning and control is a required professional course for the students majoring in Project Management. Topics include planning, balance and optimization of project schedule, cost and quality, and the effective control of project plan. The objective is to prepare students to be able to understand the planning and control of project management. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate mastery of basic concept related to planning and control of project.

2. Demonstrate mastery of schedule, cost, resource planning and control.

3. Possess the abilities to analyze and solve project management problems, as well as the practical operational ability in applying management software.

Project Human Resource and Communication

This course aims to enable students to get the idea of project human resource management, and master the characteristics and basic skills of project human resource management. Topic include (but are not limited to) the coordination of the benefits of stakeholders, the performance assessment and improvement. The objective is to prepare students to be able to master related theories and methods of project human resource. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Master the features of human resource at different stages of project life cycle as well as the contents of human resource management.

2. Apply the basic principles and methods learned to reasonably and efficiently handle problems involved with project human resource management.

Project Investment and Financing Management

This is a professional course for students majoring in project management. Topics include (but are not limited to) the project investing and financing methods and modes. It plays an important role in determining the investing structure and financing methods of project, and in controlling the capital cost and risk. The objective is to prepare students to be able to master the evaluation methods of project investment and the basic theories and  methods of project investment and financing. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate mastery of the financing channels, methods and skills in project investment.

2. Understand the features and application scope of various project financing modes.

3. Design investing and financing scheme.

Project Risk Management

This course mainly focuses on the problems of risk management in project. Topics include (but are not limited to) risk planning, identification, evaluation, response and monitoring, etc., both from a qualitative and quantitative point of view. The objective is to prepare students to be able to understand the impacts of uncertain factors in the project. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate mastery of the overall procedures and steps of risk management.

2. Grasp the tools and methods often being used in project risk management.

3. Identify, evaluate, monitor, and response to project risk.

5. Credit Requirements

Editor Notes: Students are required to complete at least 33 credits including 29 compulsory courses credits.

The total credits for the program are no less than 33 (16 study hours per credit), of which no less than 29 credits are for compulsory courses.

6. Thesis Requirements

Editor Notes: The thesis will start from Semester 3 and finish it during Semester 4.

Students should undertake original research through the submission of a master's thesis. Students are required to work closely with their supervisor to define a focused topic and conduct detailed research. They begin this process from the beginning by developing the necessary skills to formulate a research proposal. Topics for the thesis are confirmed during Semester 3, either internally through the guidance or proposals from academic staff, or externally through an Associate Partner or industrial contacts. The thesis should be submitted on time and defended during Semester 4.

7. Introduction of Shandong University

Editor Notes: Five of the university's subjects – chemistry, engineering, material sciences, clinical medicine, pharmacology and toxicology – were listed in the top 1‰ in the ESI rankings.

Founded in 1901, Shandong University is a key comprehensive university directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the oldest renowned universities throughout the country and one of the high-ranking universities whose development is given priority by the state. Learn More>>

7. Campus Life 

Editor Notes: Students will be accustomed to their life in China through participating on campus and off campus activities.

Cultural Experience Events for Fijians on Chinese Language Day

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Chinese Painting Class

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Entry Requirements

1. General Requirements

(1) Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good physical and mental health and possess a valid foreign passport;

(2) Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree to a Bachelor's degree in China.

2. Language Proficiency Requirements

English-taught Programs

(1) Applicants whose native language or official language is English are exempt from providing English language certification.

(2) Applicants whose native language or official language is not English are required to submit the results of the IELTS (6.0 or above), TOEFL (80 points or above, SDU's DI code: C296), MyBest Scores (80 points or above) and Essentials test (8 points or above), or other equivalent certificates of English proficiency.

(3) Applicants whose native language or official language is not English and who have obtained their highest degree in an institution where the primary language of instruction is English, do not need to provide IELTS/TOEFL scores but must submit a letter of proof.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Master RMB 40,000 pre year
RMB 80,000 in total (About $ 16,327)
Accommodation Fee
No.1
Double Room RMB 3,250  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 5,200  (More Details)
No.2
Double Room RMB 3,900  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 5,850  (More Details)
No.3
Double Room RMB 4,550  (More Details)
No.4
Double Room RMB 3,250  (More Details)
No. 200 building
Single Room RMB 4,160  (More Details)
No. 400 building
Double Room RMB 3,510  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 4,160  (More Details)
Hao Yuan
Double Room RMB 300  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 600 to RMB 800  (More Details)
International Students Dormitory
Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 50  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
You will pay the application fee to the university by yourself. Usually, you will need to pay it during the registration period.
RMB 400
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 1,000 to RMB 1,500

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

*1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Proof of employment (if applicable).

*3. Foreigner Physical Examination Form.

The physical examinations must be fully filled in. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, and the official stamp of the hospital, and a stamped photograph will not be considered. Ensure your physical examination remains valid during your application time as the result is valid for only 6 months.

You can download a template or sample from here.

*4. Statement of Financial Support through a Guarantor and its supporting documents.

(1) Statement of Financial Support through a Guarantor, which should be filled in in Chinese or English;
(2) Bank Statement certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation, living expenses and international travels during his or her study in China;
(3) The scanned copies of the passport biographic page or I.D. card of the applicant’s financial guarantor (only the applicant himself/herself or his/her direct family can act as a financial guarantor).

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*5. English proficiency certificate

*6. The biographic page of the applicant’s passport (personal ordinary passport must be valid until at least October 31st, 2022).

*7. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

*8. Transcripts of all courses taken when pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (the official seal of the school must be affixed).

Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

*9. Transcripts of all courses taken when pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (the official seal of the school must be affixed).

If the applicant has not received the Bachelor’s degree yet, a pre-graduation certification should be presented to affirm the applicant will graduate soon (the official seal of the school must be affixed).
Note: Applicants who apply using a pre-graduation certification must state their expected graduation time and must obtain a graduation certificate before enrolling in September 2022.

*10. Two recommendation letters from a professor(s) or associate professor(s) related to the applied major (or equivalent professionals with relevant academic title).

Referrer’s name (signature), title, institution, phone number and email address are required on the recommendation letters.

*11. A letter of motivation in Chinese or English.

The motivation letter should be written in accordance with the requirements of the template. Applicants applying for Chinese-taught programs should write in Chinese, and applicants applying for English-taught programs should write in English.

You can download a template or sample from here.

12. Abstract(s) of essay(s)/graduation thesis/a list of publications (if applicable)

*13. Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (it must be within the validity period at the time of application).

14. Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct

Provided by your current/previous school/company in Chinese/English to improve your success rate.

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