Master of Science in Project Management

UNICEPES - University of Pan American Center for Higher Education

Cinnova offers this Master's program in partnership with the University of Pan American Center for Higher Education - UNICEPES


July 6, 2020



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Master´s degree

About the program

The progress of science and engineering projects has led to important changes in the various facets of project execution.

These changes have produced greater objectivity in management aspects, with a more complete and accurate methodological instrument. Likewise, all aspects of management have gained more prominence thanks to the importance of the participation of human resources in the development of a project. Given the continuous failures of projects, there is an imperative need to consolidate and raise the quality of their design stage, understanding this stage as the creative and cognitive process of conceiving and formulating the foundations of a project, which requires management of adequate knowledge and direction.

The Master’s Program in Design, Management and Project Management (MDGP) joins these 3 elements in order to comprehensively train a project specialist, with the capacity, ability and knowledge of:

  • Design a project;
  • Manage your projection from the initiation to post-mortem reflection;
  • Direct all individual and collective human efforts towards the ends of the project and the interests of those affected.

The master’s program of project management of University CEPES provides an interdisciplinary education in management and engineering fundamentals, with an emphasis on new developments to manage projects in different fields.

This master program is conducted by the University of CEPES in Mexico

The online degrees have international validity and are recognized by educational authorities in Mexico accredited by RVOE: MAES080809, Code: D.G.P. 771555.

Find more  in the UNICEPES Oficial Site

Key information


18 months


Spanish / English




Project / Business management




72 alternative credits

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  • Educate professionals who acquire creative, executive and managerial thinking suitable for design, management, and project management.

Sub Objectives:

  • Provide and use an appropriate methodology to the design a project, that meet predetermined sequence of progress, and that allows its immediate application to specific and articulated cases, and which in turn allows to dominate and understand the motivational factors, intentionality, purpose and teleology of a project.


  • Determine and analyze the activities and responsibilities of the Project Director in each of its areas of competence, and propose tools to meet each phase of the life cycle of a project and cover each of the areas of knowledge of a project (integration, scope, time, costs, quality, resources, communications, risks and supply, among others).

Who is it for?

The proposed educational methodology added to the clarity, breadth and didactics of content design, allows the Master in Design, Management and Project Management to be directed to professionals with university training in all areas of knowledge, who have the concern to get involved in the world of projects in a responsible manner and with a high discipline of study, who wish to work in the field of teaching and research of projects and / or in the professional field, holding executive and project consulting positions.

Professional areas of a project manager

Some of the professional opportunities of the Master’s Program in Design, Management and Project Management are:


  • Program Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Project office managers.
  • Project consultants.
  • Managers of technological innovation and knowledge projects.
  • Researchers in the field of project science and professional work in the field of projects.

Duration, credit structure and academic degree

The estimated duration of the master’s degree is 1200 hours (75 credits). The credit structure of the Master in Project Management is shown in the following table:

Modules of the Master program in Project Management
Módulos Credits Duration in months Hours
Total 75 24 1200
1st Semester: Design 22 7 352
2nd Semester: Management 20 8 320
3th Semester: Implementation 23 6 368
4th Semester: Final project  & dissertation thesis 10 3 160

Credit structure

In each phase the student must meet the credit requirements established by each university and set by the Master’s degree committee.


Master’s degree award

Once the student has completed his study program and passed all his subjects and dissertation thesis he or she will be evaluated by the evaluation board committee. If the student has fulfilled all the academic, administrative and economic requirements established in the management procedures set by the university or universities for which If you want to obtain the academic degree, the student will obtain the Master’s degree in Project Management.

Admission requirements

Mexican nationals

  • CURP
  • Acta de Nacimiento (copia legible)
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Grado de Licenciatura o Ingeniería
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Cédula Profesional
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Certificado de Estudios de Licenciatura o Ingeniería.
  • C.V. actualizado
  • Carta de Exposición de Motivos de ingreso firmada
  • Solicitud de inscripción
  • Solicitud de beca
  • Fotografía Digital en formato .jpg (vestimenta formal, sobre un fondo blanco liso y con el rostro despejado).

International students

  • Citizenship card
  • Birth Registration (legible copy)
  • Certified copies of your Bachelor’s Degree or Engineering
  • Certified Copy or Apostilled of Professional Card (if issued in the country of origin).
  • Updated Resume
  • Motivation letter
  • Enrollment Request
  • Scholarship Application (only to those who meet scholarship criteria)
  • Digital Photography in .jpg format (formal dress, on a plain white background and with a clear face)

First semester

The first semester of program introduce you to work methodologies for efficiently manage and conduct assessment of the project design then generating knowledge throughout this.

The subjects that make up the first part are shown below:


Introduction to project management

Design of project systems

Analysis of the services to be provided

Functional analysis of a project

Ergonomics in the project

Safety and reliability in the project

The environment in the project

Project´s Specifications

Draft porject plan

These subjects, although being independent of each other, are complementary and are structured in the progress of the studies, according to a coherent pedagogical order. Each is divided into basic thematic units or chapters, directly related to one or more of a practical exercise and includes theoretical support material and personalized follow-up by the area tutor. Due to the fact that the project development / design stage allows corrections, the student will not be able to pass by subject until the last moment, but it will be approved once it has reached the end by complete module, qualifying at that moment each one of the subjects.

Second semester

The second semester we develop all components areas of the Project Management and their scope. It is intended to give a deep and overall vision of all possible issues to manage at the time of developing a project, including all type of projects and their purpose, providing to fellow student all required tools available in the market to carry out this activity. This second part provides the knowledge for the fulfillment of the formative standards established by the IPMA,  AEIPRO and PMI.

The subjects of the second semester:


Introduction to project management

Planning and project management

IT tools for project management

Project monitoring and control

Project Assessment

Risk and quality management

Strategic Human Resources Management

Occupational Health and Safety: OHSAS 18001

Project Communication management

These subjects, despite being independent of each other, are self-contained and structured according to a coherent pedagogical order.

Third semester

In the third semester we will study the aspects related exclusively to the activity of the Project Director, highlighting its responsibilities in each area in which it take part, covering the great stages and tasks of a project , some of the management (start, planning and design, execution and control, closure and post mortem) and others of strategic strategy, to cover issues of programs or project portfolios.

The subjects that make up the third semester are shown below:


Virtual collaborative work environments

Successful Distance Management

Public Speaking Techniques

Business Management

Management and strategic planning

Conflict resolution and negotiation techniques

Work team management techniques

Knowledge management and organizational learning

e-Business Integration with Corporate Management Systems

These subjects, despite being independent of each other, are self-contained and structured according to a coherent pedagogical order.


Fourth Semester: Final project

Due to the nature of the methodology, the Final Master’s Project is the natural extension of a project carried out by the student throughout the Master’s Program in Design, Management and Project Management. The Final Project of Master’s Degree or Thesis, aims to present a complete work that shows the total development of a project, considering the possibility of its concrete execution, according to the guidelines and details of the proposal presented in this program.

  • Tuition Fee:   $ 950 USD
  • Total Fee for Full program: $ 8000 USD 
  • Degree registration fees: $ 1500 USD
  • Cinnova offers scholarships for this program, review eligibility criteria before applying for scholarships.
  • This program allows monthly installment payments.
  • If you want to apply for financial assistance or scholarship please refer to the Scholarship program

The award of the scholarship below is based on application selection results. Only applicants that are accepted for enrolment in the program can be considered as candidates for the scholarship. Candidates should download and fill the form to request a scholarship/study grant, then submit all supporting documentation along with the application form to the admission office.

Applicants must provide accurate and true information and required documents for the scholarship all together with the required documents for admission to the Master´s degree program.

Scholarships provided through the Center  For sustainable Innovation “CINNOVA”


Cinnova provides up to 50% tuition fee scholarship for postgraduate courses.

The discount equals 50% off the full course cost. The discount will be applied at the start of the course for  Online programs.

The financial assistance does not cover the registration costs.


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be from developing countries* who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  2. Applicants who are currently living in Mexico under a working visa are NOT eligible for the scholarship.
  3. Applicants who want to pursue a second post-graduate degree at Cinnova are not eligible for the scholarship.

*Developing countries included in the latest OECD DAC list.

To apply for scholarships and study grants filling the registration form. If you need more information, feel free to contact the admission office to and the admissions support by calling to  +223 55 949 4799

Download Scholarship Request Form

Application deadlines:

Applications and Finacial assistance request  until July 30th, 2020,

Classes start August 18th, 2020

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In order to start your admission fill the application form attached and send us to , one of our representatives will contact you shortly to guide you during the entire admission process.

Also, you can start your application online by clicking here:

Online Applications  

Focal Point:

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability

International programs

ARS – East Legon, Accra


Tel.: +233 55 949 4799




Office Lima – Peru

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability
Admissions Office for Online education
Andromeda MzB, Block 20
Tel.: +51 64241807
Whatsapp:  +51 988041893



Salazar Norte # 26, Col. Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 61506
Heroica Zitácuaro
Michoacán, MX

Tel. 01 800 002 3737


Is financial aid available?

Yes, The Center for Innovation and sustainability provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by submitting your scholarship aplication to the program´s manager for evaluation.

How can I apply for a CINNOVA scholarship?

During admission selection process, outstanding applicants from developing countries with financial need will be automatically considered as candidates for the award of the CINNOVA scholarship. Thus, no separate application is necessary.

What is the status of the master’s programme at UNICEPES?

The master’s programme at UNICEPES officially recognised as a national institution of higher education by the Secretary of Public Education of the  Ministry of Education,  of Mexico. In addition, UNICEPES postgraduate degree programs were accredited by the National Institution for  the Official Recognition of Studies (REVOE) of the federal and national government in Mexico.

Do I need any professional experience in order to apply for the programme?

Our program does not require professional experience.

Is the programme offered in Spanish or English?

The Master program is ofered both in Spanish and English languages, but you should demostrate proficiency in the language of the program you will register.

Do I need to have a bachelor’s degree in a certain field?

Interested applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program.

Part-Time Program for International students

In addition to the Online Master´s program, UNICEPES and The Center for Innovation and Sustainability offer a part-time Dual Career Training Programme. The program has two Phases:

The first phase delivered Online that covers most of the program and the second phase is delivered in the University Campus in Morelia Mexico. The program meets the needs and availability of master’s students with full-time or part-time jobs, allowing them to combine their careers by obtaining a Master’s degree. Students will have the opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge by visiting sites and operations from important industries and projects in Mexico.   For more information write to

To start the admission process for this program, download the application form by clicking here and submit to


Tuition Fees for Part-Time Programs

  • Admission and Reservation Fees:   $ 950 USD
  • Overall tuition Fees: $ 8000 USD 
  • Degree Accreditation and Registration fee: $ 1500 USD
  • This program allows monthly installment payments up to 30 months.
  • The cost of the program Cover some living expenses for 10 days in Mexico such as Accommodation,  Meals,  Transport from the airport to the University campus.
  • Outstanding Students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance to cover  50% of the cost of a roundtrip airline ticket. This may be subject to a previous assessment of the academic performance of the student during the program and other relevant aspects.
  • These fees do not include Visa plications costs.


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