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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.

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.


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

MATH 240
Data Analysis for Managers


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
LEAD 300
Management and Leadership
LEAD 303
Teamwork in Organizations
LEAD 304
Leading Complex Change
MSBA 300
Foundations of Business Analytics

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.



The Master of Science in Project Management requires completion of 33 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 six units have been earned in the advanced program. PM 340 is a prerequisite for PM 343, PM 344, PM 346, and PM 348; it is a co-requisite for PM 342.


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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