Based on global project management standards, the program provides an interactive, comprehensive exploration of project management principles and performance domains. Interpersonal skills, leadership, and communication are emphasized both with individuals and teams. General management courses provide core knowledge of financial and ethical business practices. Prior to admissions, applicants 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.
Transforming students into impactful project leaders with the knowledge and skills enabling them to be valued contributors to organizational objectives.
Develop lifelong learners to become strategically aligned project management professionals who can interpret organizational needs and apply leadership and practical skills.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Project Management program are expected to be able to do the following:
- Evaluate the business and project environment to apply the most effective project management approach that optimizes value.
- Analyze and implement appropriate project management principles and performance domains throughout a project.
- Tailor project management approaches, governance, and processes to align with project environments and to deliver business value.
- Develop and apply communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills in a variety of project management contexts.
- Incorporate an ethical perspective in all professional activities.
- Develop and apply skills and disposition to work 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 PRM625 Strategic Project and Program Manaement and GM675 Managerial Ethics and Issues. The substitutions allow these certificate students to complete the M.S. in Project Management with just 30 credits.
Digital Marketing Certificate
Healthcare Administration Certificate
Human Resource Management Certificate
Individual and Team Leadership Certificate
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate
International Human Resource Management Certificate
Nonprofit Management Certificate
Organizational and Change Leadership Certificate
Supply Chain Analytics Certificate