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PPM MSc students

Dr Sufian Fannoun, Programme Leader for the MSc said: “There is always a buzz in the room when students like this get together to tackle a problem. In today’s real-world business, graduates will see a lot of data. They need to have the skills to be able to interpret the data efficiently with the use of technology. They need critical thinking qualities to be able to make critical decisions within available resources and constraints, more importantly in a sustainable agile way. We are proud of our MSc programme that develops such graduates.

“The students have undergraduate degrees from their own country and have already worked in important roles there. The MSc in Programme and Project Management will help them take the next step to transform their careers.”

MSc student Oluwatobiloba Adewuyi said: “My first degree was a BSc in Environmental Technology and I spent five years as a Creative Director in a start-up fashion company. The entire staff at my MSc programme are fantastic; they are all eager to share their knowledge and help when required, especially when it comes to tools and resources, and this has helped me to understand my work better at every stage.

“I was successful in securing a Project Support position with a local council at the programme’s conclusion while still working on my dissertation. My final goal is to start my own project consulting firm.”

Fellow MSc student, Vivian Obuzo holds a first degree in Agricultural Economics. and worked in a construction company in Nigeria. She said: “I have developed a particular interest in sustainability and I am looking to start a career in that area. The tutors are experts in their respective fields and the course has prepared me for PRINCE2 certification. Support from my tutors has given me the confidence to follow a new path and have motivated me to further my studies for a PhD at the University of Chester.”

As well as their huge ambitions, the students already have a solid track record of career achievements behind them. Olubunmi Lawal, who has a first degree in BTech Estate Management, after which he started working as a project manager in a company focused on e-Projects specifically using ICT tools to simplify and optimise various business critical processes. During his five years in the company, he successfully delivered and managed the Biometric e-Visa, e-Passport and many other similar projects. He said: “The module structure for my course has been excellent, providing me options to tailor my experience and knowledge during the programme. I would love to take up a tech role as a project manager with an organisation focussed on sustainable projects. By the end of my studies I will have professional certifications such as Scrum Master and PRINCE2® for better positioning in the industry. In addition, if the right opportunity presented itself, I would love to further my studies to the PhD level.”

Jeremy Iyoha who holds both a BSc and an MSc in Architecture was a project architect at Orangeline Limited, Nigeria added that he is looking for a senior project management role in the architectural sector. He said: “With the experience I’m getting at Chester, I can work in any sector and any country!”

For more information about the MSc in Programme and Project Management please click here or contact the Programme Leader, Dr Sufian Fannoun

Caption: Left to right: Vivian Obuzo, Olubunmi Lawal, Jeremy Iyoha, Oluwatobiloba Adewuyi.

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