Master of Science in Project Management

A structured graduate degree program designed to train professionals for advancement in the growing field of project management.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The master of science in project management delivers focused graduate study that prepares students for careers in the growing discipline of project management. It is anticipated that by 2020, as many as 11 million project-management jobs will be added by the United States and its 10 major trading partners.

Students will graduate with project management skills emphasizing an integrated relationship with an organization's functional areas. Our degrees and certificates in project management provide formal training that prepares graduates to manage local, outsourced and global projects. Students' improved communication skills will enable them to succeed in multiple diverse communities within an organization.

Golden Gate University is a member of and Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Faculty with extensive practical experience and who have earned the PMP® designation teach all of our courses. Students are eligible to receive 35 Professional Development Units (PDU) or contact units when each of the following courses is completed: OP 340, OP 342, OP 343, OP 344, OP 345, OP 346, OP 347, OP 349 and OP 350. Course materials align with the Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute,Inc., 2013.

GGU offers OP 349, PMP® Credential Exam Prep, a course that will provide a comprehensive investigation and review of the content areas that form the substance of the PMI® credential examination for Project Management Professional PMP®.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the Master of Science in Project Management program will be able to demonstrate:
  • General knowledge of business dynamics, corporate strategy and stakeholder issues.
  • Managerial skills, e.g., leadership, planning, problem solving, communication, staffing and budgeting.
  • The ability to use technology to manage relationships across projects and with business function units.
  • Project-management skills, including planning, scope management, stakeholder analysis, quality assessment, risk management, team building and scheduling.
  • Program and portfolio management skills, including understanding issues in project selection, vendor relationships, outsourcing, finance, purchasing and contract negotiations, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.
  • The ability to integrate and apply the above understanding and knowledge into the development of a major applied capstone project.

TUITION

Ageno School of Business Courses: $2,700 per 3-unit course

Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.

LOCATIONS

This program is offered at the following locations: San Francisco, Online.