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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: PM 340, PM 342, PM 343, PM 344, PM 346, PM 348.

PMBOK® and PMP® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution, and provide official transcripts.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must meet the English Language Proficiency Admission Requirements.
  • Applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose and a resume.

The Master of Science in Project Management requires completion of 30 units of graduate coursework. For further information regarding graduation requirements, see Degree Requirements for Graduate Programs.

The curriculum includes courses specific to the project management profession, along with courses providing additional essential skills and knowledge to be a successful project leader.

TOTAL UNITS — 30

FOUNDATION COURSE — 3 UNITS (Not Included in Total Units)

BUS 240
Data Analysis for Managers

ADVANCED PROGRAM — 30 UNITS

Core Courses — 15 units

PM 340
Introduction to Project Management
PM 342
Agile Management for Project Managers
PM 343
Advanced Concepts: Project Planning & Control
PM 344
Project Governance: Program & Portfolio Management
PM 348
Project Risk Management

Elective Courses — 12 units

Option to earn a certificate: When selecting elective courses, students may consider whether they may want to apply these courses toward a certificate program offered by the Ageno School of Business in addition to this degree program.

Business Analytics
MSBA 300
Foundations of Business Analytics

Any other 300-level MSBA course depending on availability and completion of prerequisites.


Finance
FI 300
Corporate Finance

Any other 300 or 400-level FI course depending on availability and completion of prerequisites.


Human Resources Management

Any 300-level HRM course (except HRM-309) depending on availability and completion of prerequisites.


IT Management
ITM 300
IT Management & Digital Transformation in the Business Enterprise

Any other 300-level ITM course depending on availability and completion of prerequisites.


Leadership & Management
LEAD 300
Management and Leadership

Any other 300-level LEAD course depending on availability and completion of prerequisites.

MGT 348
Negotiating in Business
OP 300
Operations and Supply Chain Management

Marketing
MKT 300
Marketing Management

Any other 300-level MKT course depending on availability and completion of prerequisites.


Psychology
PSYCH 345
Organizational Behavior and Development
PSYCH 352
Structure, Theory and Ethics of Conflict Resolution
PSYCH 353
Conflict Resolution: Skills and Techniques
PSYCH 355
Diversity in Organizations

Public Administration
EMPA 300
Theory, Ethics and Practice in Public Service
EMPA 302
Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
EMPA 304
Public Enterprise Management and Public Sector Business Relations
EMPA 305
Budgeting and Financial Management
EMPA 306
Public Service and the Law
EMPA 307
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
EMPA 320
Growth, Technology, and Competitiveness
EMPA 321
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility
EMPA 322
Resilience, Livability, and Sustainability
CAPSTONE COURSE — 3 UNITS

One of the following to be taken during the student’s last six units of the degree program.

PM 346
The Practice of Project Management
PM 398
Internship: Project Management

Course materials align with the Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

The completion of just one GGU class fulfills PMI®'s education requirement to apply for either the CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) or PMP® (Project Management Professional) exams.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the Master of Science in Project Management program will be able to demonstrate:
  • Managerial and leadership 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, as well as analyze data.
  • 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 or internship project.

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