Master of Science in 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.
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. 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.
PMP® and PMI® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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.
Ageno School of Business Courses: $2,925 per 3-unit course.
Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.
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, 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:
TOTAL UNITS -- 39
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
Core Courses -- 9 units
- OP 302
- Quality Management and Process Improvement
- OP 303
- Managing Innovation and Technology
- OP 340
- Introduction to Project Management (prerequisite for Required Courses, below)
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
Select two of the following:
OPERATIONS, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
- Bridget Albosta, Adjunct Professor
- Andrey Aredakov, Adjunct Professor
- Celeste Ayers, Senior Adjunct Professor
- Howard Bernstein, Senior Adjunct Professor
- Douglas Carlberg, Adjunct Professor
- Robert Chow, Senior Adjunct Professor
- Edward Curran, Adjunct Professor
- James Dalton, Adjunct Professor
- Richard L. Dawe, Professor
- John Denning, Adjunct Professor
- Coby Dunn, Adjunct Professor
- David Fickbohm, Distinguished Adjunct Professor
- Robert Fulkerth, Professor
- Andrew Guitarte, Adjunct Professor
- Abdallah Harb, Adjunct Professor
- James Hays, Adjunct Professor
- Homer Johnstone, Distinguished Adjunct Professor
- Loy Duane Kirkpatrick, Adjunct Professor
- Shinmei Kiyohara, Senior Adjunct Professor
- Olga Kowalewsky, Adjunct Professor
- Judith Lee, Associate Professor & Department Chair, Operations & IT Management
- Margaret Lee, Adjunct Professor
- Michael Lombardo, Adjunct Professor
- Rao Mikkilineni, Adjunct Professor
- Ross Millerick, Adjunct Professor
- John F. Morales, Adjunct Professor
- John Moreno, Senior Adjunct Professor
- Ainsley Nies, Adjunct Professor
- Eli Raber, Adjunct Faculty
- Nabil Rageh, Professor
- Mona L. Sabuco, Distinguished Adjunct Professor
- Heinz Jorg Schwarz, Senior Adjunct Professor
- Jane Sherman, Adjunct Professor
- Janice M. Spangenburg, Adjunct Professor
- Marie Spark, Project Management Program Director & Lecturer
- Gwendolyn Stripling, Adjunct Professor
- Satish Subramanian, Adjunct Professor
- Siamak Zadeh, Adjunct Professor
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