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Project Management Graduate Degree Programs


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The Executive Education Project Management Program offers a Graduate Certificate in Project Management with the option of additional coursework to earn a Master of Science in Leadership and Organization Development (MS LOD) or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Project management faculty members have a blend of industrial project management, operations management, management consulting and teaching experience. Upon completion of the project management core courses, students are better prepared to excel at leading project teams and take the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional or Certified Associate in Project Management certification exam.

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Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is highly selective, and prospective students must plan ahead. A selective process ensures that high standards are maintained in a cohort class. Special tuition, fees and admissions requirements apply, and the program is supported entirely by participant tuition/fees. Both degree- and non-degree-seeking students with undergraduate degrees can study toward the Graduate Certificate in Project Management. Potential students are required to complete an application, provide written professional references from three people, attend an interview with the program director and request all universities attended send an official transcript.

On-Campus or Online

On-Campus or Online

The program curriculum is delivered both on-campus and online. The on-campus program accommodates work and travel schedules by blending online and on-campus course delivery. On-campus classes meet eight hours per day on one consecutive Friday and Saturday per month and a second Saturday per month during some semesters. Online courses include a blend of independent study and live web conference interaction with other students and faculty. A fully online option is available.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Course Semester Credit Hours
OPRE 6372 Project Initiation 3
OPRE 6373 Project Planning 3
OPRE 6374 Project Planning and Execution 3
OPRE 6375 Project Execution, Control and Closeout 3
Project Management Core Courses: 12 semester credit hours
Course Semester Credit Hours
OPRE 6372 Project Initiation 3
OPRE 6373 Project Planning 3
OPRE 6374 Project Planning and Execution 3
OPRE 6375 Project Execution, Control and Closeout 3
Leadership and Organization Development Core Courses: 12 semester credit hours
Course Semester Credit Hours
OB 6301 Organizational Behavior 3
OB 6334 Foundations of Organizational Development 3
OB 6346 Leading Organizational Change 3
OB 6348 Leadership Concepts and Practices 3
Leadership and Organizational Development Elective Courses: 12 semester credit hours
Course Semester Credit Hours
OB 6331 Power and Politics in Organizations 3
OB 6382 Transformational Leadership 3
OB 6342 Organizational Diagnosis 3
OB 6344 Organizational Development: Bridging Theory and Practice 3
OB 6345 The Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships 3
OB 6357 Small Group Dynamics 3
OB 6377 Neuropsychology of Leadership 3
OB 6344 Strategic Leadership 3
Project Management Core Courses: 12 semester credit hours
Course Semester Credit Hours
OPRE 6372 Project Initiation 3
OPRE 6373 Project Planning 3
OPRE 6374 Project Planning and Execution 3
OPRE 6375 Project Execution, Control and Closeout 3
Leadership and Organization Development Core Courses: 12 semester credit hours
Course Semester Credit Hours
OB 6334 Foundations of Organizational Development 3
OB 6346 Leading Organizational Change 3
OB 6348 Leadership Concepts and Practices 3
MBA Core Courses
Course Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 6301 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 6202 Managerial Accounting 2
BPS 6310 Strategic Management 3
FIN 6301 Financial Management 3
IMS 6365 Cross-Cultural Communication and Management 3
MECO 6303 Business Economics 3
MIS 6313 Managing IT in the Analytics Age 3
MKT 6301 Marketing Management 3
OB 6301 Organizational Behavior 3
OPRE 6301 Statistics and Data Analysis 3
OPRE 6302 Operations Management 3
Final award distribution chart 60% MBA 15% MS 15% cert 10% DNF

Most students choose to earn a master’s degree. Others start the program with a previously earned MBA or other advanced degree and opt for the Graduate Certificate in Project Management. The chart to the right shows the proportion of students ending the program at each option and the 11% of those not earning any award (DNF). Master’s degree graduates are also awarded the Graduate Certificate in Project Management upon successful completion of the Project Management Core courses.

Most students complete their desired program option within the planned time for their cohort; however, sometimes changes in their work and family environment necessitate taking time off and returning later or switching between the on-campus and online modes of the program. To earn an award, all program requirements must be completed within six years of starting the program.

Tuition by Program
ProgramTuition
Graduate Certificate in Project Management$12,000
Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development$36,000
Master of Business Administration$53,000