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Faculty of Social Sciences

Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management


Project Management with Specialisation in Development Projects (HYBRID)

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About the Programme

Do you have a desire to enter or enhance your career in the public service or the non-profit sector? Consider an MSc. Project Management with Specialisation in Development Projects degree. Learn how to effectively design, conduct and analyse projects to effect meaningful social, environmental and economic outcomes. Gain a deep understanding of the development sector and the requirements for attracting and maintaining donor funding.

What Will I Study?

  • The effective planning, implementation, control and evaluation of projects
  • The project management cycle
  • Techniques for modelling, evaluating, designing and executing projects
  • Keys to negotiating and managing conflicts in order to achieve constructive outcomes
  • How to successfully conduct social, environmental and economic impact studies
  • How to effectively manage the ethical, cultural, economic, social and political issues associated with development projects

Facilities and Resources

Laptop and Textbook Package - A new laptop and textbooks (printed or electronic) are provided for all registered students. The package fee is included in the programme cost, and students are allowed to keep the laptop and all of the course materials on completion of the course of study.


Our Faculty conducts research in a wide-cross section of areas related to project management. Specialisations include strategic renewal, sustainable project management, monitoring and evaluation and cost analysis.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include:
  • Project Manager
  • Project Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Infrastructure Planning and Implementation Manager
  • Public Sector Manager
  • Lead Project Consultant

Apply now if these career paths interest you!

We accept applications from November 1 to June 30. However, expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year.

Why Study in Barbados

Barbados hosts several international agencies including WHO, IADB and several offices of the UN which will allow you access to information, people and projects that could be beneficial for your academic and career development.
Save money by completing your graduate degree in 18 months rather than 24 - 30 months.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: Full-Time: 18 months; Part-Time: 24 months (maximum of 4 years)


Programme Details

Some of the courses you will cover are:

  • Project Management Concepts, Framework & Processes
  • Project Initiation and Planning
  • Project Finance
  • Project Execution, Monitoring & Control
  • Social, Environmental and Economic Impact (SEEI) Assessment
  • Planning & Designing Development Projects 


Our tuition is internationally competitive and we offer scholarships, financial aid and payment plans to make university education available to our students. Please click here for details on financing options.  

Programme Fees (as at August 2023)  = BDS $ 30,000
University Registration Fees (as at August 2023) = BDS $ 540 per semester:
University fees comprise of Guild and Amenities Fees. They are not charged in the summer semester.
Please note that fees may be adjusted for academic year 2023-2024. 

For Degreed Entrants

1. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university or college acceptable to the University of the West Indies, with at least Second Class Honours.
Students with 'Pass' degrees will be considered on the following conditions:
  - they are currently working in a Project Management related field, and;
  - they are successful at an interview conducted by the entrance committee within the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.

2. Two letters of recommendation.
For Non-Degreed Applicants
The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management is considering opening its doors to a small number of non-degreed applicants.  It is expected that the number of students entering the programme through this route would be highly restricted and should represent no more than 25 percent of the cohort in any given year. Students entering through this route will be required to undertake a preliminary year of study.

The entry criteria for these students would therefore be:
  1. Technical certificates or diplomas that can be assessed by the University of the West Indies.
  2. Five years’ experience in a project management related field.
  3. They are successful at an interview conducted by a selected panel determined by the Campus Committee on Graduate Studies and the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.

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