The online masters programme in IT project management allows for differenciated study pace which influences in which order the courses are taken. You as a student can choose between part-time (50%) or full-time (100%) study pace. Below we have outlined the course progression for (100%) full-time study pace. All listed courses are mandatory unless other information is given.

You will find the outline for part-time (50%) study pace here

You will find detailed course information, list of course literature, schedule and start date at Courses and timetables. Select semester in the drop-down menu and search by course name.


Full-time 100% Study pace

1st Semester

Mandatory courses 4 x 7,5 credits

Practical project management 7,5 credits *

This is an introductory course to the topic of project management that touches upon many of the topics that will be covered in more depth during this 2-year program. Furthermore, it establishes a vocabulary and a basic understanding of concepts in project management.

Business strategies and IT projects 7,5 credits *

In this course we explain the IT-projects in the context of overall business organization and also some common models used in the strategic work of an organization, connected to IT projects. We also provide some useful tools for selecting and comparing different projects and projects ideas. Furthermore we describe the content of project portfolio management examines different kinds of IT-projects and their characteristics.

Information and Communication in IT projects 7,5 credits

This course aims to give a broad understanding of communication in theory and the dynamic of communication in small groups including specific knowledge on conflict management. It also aims to enable the student in using practical project related information and communication tools that may be useful throughout the project process such as communication strategy, writing tips and presentation techniques.

Scientific Communication & Research Methodology 7,5 credits FMVEK

Computing as a discipline combines three academic traditions: the theoretical tradition, the scientific (experimental) tradition, and the engineering tradition.  Due to that combination, there is no clear methodological tradition in computer science.  This course introduces computer science students to the principles of scientific research: how to design, implement, and report a research study. The main focus of this course is in research design and reporting: students will learn how to align problem statement, aims, objectives, research questions, data collection and analysis, and reporting into a coherent and logically flowing whole.


If you have taken either Practical project management or Business Strategies you are allowed to choose any course given by DSV that you feel is relevant for you and fits the program with respect to when it is given and so on. Please contact the student counsellors and they will help you with this choice.

2nd Semester

Mandatory courses 4 x 7,5 credits

Leadership in projects I 7,5 credits

The first course (out of two) in leadership focuses on the various theories and models commonly used in management. We will examine current research, analyze management models and you are also given an introduction to decision science and how to coach employees.

Leadership in projects II 7,5 credits

In this the second course in leadership we shift our attention to you and what type of leader you are, how and what areas of leadership that you need to focus on. This is done through application of the various techniques covered in Leadership in Projects I.

IT project methodology 7,5 credits

A course covering project models, the relationship between the development model and the project management model, Agile projects, and various other methodologies used in project management.

Research Methodology for Computer and Systems Sciences 7,5 credits

Course deals with research strategies (case studies, experiments and survey), methods for data collection (questionnaires, interviews and observations) and software-based analysis (thematic, conversation and interaction analysis). Statistical and mathematical methods include descriptive and inferential statistics. Evaluation of data is included.

3rd Semester

Mandatory course 1 x 7,5 credits + elective course 1 x 7,5 credit from Master elecitve courses autumn and workplace training 1 x 15 credits (this course can be replaced with 2 x 7,5 credit courses from Master elecitve courses autumn) or Exchange studies (info regarding exchange studies)

Controlling IT projects 7,5 credits (mandatory)

The techniques of planning and monitoring were introduced in the course “Practical Project Management” and in this course we go deeper in these areas. The course provides methods and techniques for planning: (1) time, (2) resources and (3) cost as well as ways to keep track on these parameters. A special emphasis is made on how the situation and actions taken should be presented for different stakeholders in order to get support, acceptance, and understanding.

Workplace training 15 credits

This course aims to give the students an opportunity to get hands on experience with a real company. The student can find a company of their own (Prefered, but must be IT related) where the idea is that the student follows a professional project manager during a period of 20 weeks. During this time the student is required to hand in a number of assignments, analyze, and reflect upon their experiences. (this course can be replaced with 2 x 7,5 credit courses from Master elective courses autumn

4th Semester

Thesis work 30 credits