• BS Degree in Project Management

Project Management

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    The Bachelor of Science in Project Management is intended for students who enjoy defining, planning, executing and closing projects. Individuals who think organizationally and can recognize the strategic foundation necessary for successful project completion should consider project management as a degree. It combines technical and managerial knowledge to provide visionary leadership for objective-based work. The BS in Project Management at MSUM is the first offered in the tri-state area and offered through multiple delivery options/locations including: on campus, online and transferable 2+2 program. The project management degree has been built on Global Accreditation Center (GAC) accreditation principles. It is designed to be paired with majors, double major, minor, or transfer degree including:

    • Business Administration
    • Computer Science/Information Technology
    • Healthcare
    • Human Resources
    • Management
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Sales and more.

    The project management degree is extremely versatile due to the usability in a variety of fields. This career field is in high demand with 1.2 million job openings each year from 2006-2016 (Anderson Economic Group) with a high starting salary. If you want more information on the career options associated with the project management degree check out "What can I do with a major in Project Management?".

    What is Project Management?

    Project management is the planning, organizing, managing, and completion of projects (large and small). Successfully completing objectives within the restrictive boundaries of a budget and schedule for projects. Forming collaborative efforts between multiple departments and directing their workflow.

    The project management lifecycle or process falls into five groups:

    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Monitoring and Controlling
    • Closing

    B.S. Degree in Project Management Requirements & Courses

    B.S. Degree in Project Management Requirements

    Community College Transfer Guide Information

    The project management degree focuses on several areas of study:

    • Liberal Arts courses with a completion of 10 goal areas including: Economics, Statistics and Algebra
    • Planning, executing, and monitoring projects
    • Organizing interdepartmental initiatives to reach a goal
    • Being an effective communicator and leader
    • Risk analysis and management
    • Working within the logistical constraints of an organization, i.e. balancing time and money
    • Project Management Capstone
    • At the end of your program, if you earn a B or better in your core project management classes, MSUM will pay for you take the national certification sponsored by PMI , either the CAPM or PMP.

    National Certification with CAPM

    Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created each year and qualified practitioners are in demand. With the CAPM®, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity. Organizations with standardized practices attain better results, as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. Because the CAPM recognizes your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead. Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams.

    Who should apply? If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is right for you.