2020-2021 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Project Management, M.S.
The Master of Science in Project Management is designed for individuals seeking advanced education for leading complex projects in a variety of work settings. Foundation courses provide core knowledge of financial and ethical business practices. Based on global project management standards, the program provides an interactive, comprehensive exploration of initiating, planning, and managing projects. Interpersonal skills, leadership, and communications are emphasized both with individuals and teams. Students must have at least one experience as a project manager or as a member of a project team. This experience may be obtained on formal or informal projects and in a variety of industries. This program is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC), www.pmi.org.
It is our mission to educate students to become project management professionals and future leaders in their field.
Our vision is to provide students with the ability to utilize real-world tools and techniques, along with the practical knowledge of project management best practices, in order to become project management professionals and leaders in their chosen field.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Project Management program are expected to be able to do the following:
- Initiate projects with clearly identified scope, requirements, and stakeholders.
- Plan complex projects using appropriate planning tools.
- Develop plans to implement quality and resource management processes.
- Manage project risk.
- Manage project procurement for project resources.
- Manage stakeholders and communications for complex projects.
- Manage project cost and budget baselines.
- Evaluate project environment and select traditional and/or agile approaches.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Incorporate an ethical perspective in all professional activities.
- Work effectively with diverse populations.
Program Structure and Delivery
The Master of Science in Project Management program is delivered in an online or blended format. Courses delivered in a blended format integrate face-to-face classroom meetings and online activities or interactions in a planned, instructionally valuable manner.
Graduate Certificate Credit Use Toward Degree
Students may use all 12 credits of the Project Management Certificate toward completing the M.S. in Project Management.
Students may substitute 6 credits from any of the following completed SMUMN certificates to replace GM660 Financial Management and GM675 Managerial Ethics and Issues. The substitutions allow these certificate students to complete the M.S. in Project Management with just 30 credits. The M.S. in Project Management completion may be done by certificate students online only.