Master of Science in Project Management
A structured graduate degree program designed to train professionals for advancement in the growing field of project management.
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 (REP™) 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 PMI educational units (CEUs/PDUs) when each of the following courses is completed: OP 340, OP 342, OP 343, OP 344, OP 345, OP346, OP 347, OP 349 and OP 350. Course materials align with PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), 5th ed.
GGU offers OP 349, PMPCredential 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™).
Graduates of the MS 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.
The master of science degree in project management requires completion of 39 units in the graduate program. Foundation program courses may be waived in accordance with university policy regarding course waivers. Students may be admitted to advanced program courses before completion of the foundation program, but must complete the foundation courses by the time that nine units have been earned in the advanced program. OP 340 must be completed prior to enrolling in any required course in the advanced program, as well as prior to enrolling in OP 347.
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to the master of science in project management degree program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within the first nine units of the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 (formerly ENGL 301), Graduate Writing, with a grade of B or better.
Math Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to this program are expected to possess a level of mathematical skill at least equivalent to Intermediate Algebra (MATH 20).
Ageno School of Business Courses: $2,610 per 3-unit course
Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.
Foundation Program — 9 units
- MATH 240
- Data Analysis for Managers
- MGT 210
- Management Theory and Communications
- ITM 225
- Management Information Systems
Advanced Program — 30 units
Students in the MS project management program must complete OP 340 prior to enrolling in any required course in the advanced program. Students enrolling in OP 347 also must complete OP 340 prior to enrolling in OP 347.
Core Courses — 9 units
- OP 302
- Quality and Process Improvement
- OP 303
- Managing Innovation and Technology
- OP 340
- Introduction to Project Management
Required Courses — 15 units
- OP 342
- Agile Management for Project Managers
- OP 343
- Project Feasibility, Planning and Control
- OP 344
- Project Governance: Program and Portfolio Management
- OP 345
- Project Administration, Leadership and Team Dynamics
- OP 346
- Practice of Project Management (to be taken during the last six units of the degree)
Electives — 6 units (Choose 2)
- MGT 348
- Negotiating in Business
- MGT 345
- Contextual Environment of Business
- OP 320
- Purchasing and Supply-Chain Management
- OP 347
- Project Management for IT Professionals
- OP 349
- PMP Credential Exam Prep
- OP 350
- Project Management for Construction
- OP 396
- A-ZZ Selected Topics in Operations and Project Management
- OP 398
- Internship: Operations and Project Management
- OP 399
- Directed Study
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