The role of projects in organizations is receiving increasing attention in the business community. Projects are the major tool for implementing and achieving the strategic goals of organization. Even without national certification, a degree in project management better equips you to add value within your organization due to the systematic processes taught within project management curricula.
A concentration in Project Management equips you with leadership skills based on Christ-centered principles in five essential disciplines: operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, marketing and strategy. These core business disciplines will prepare you to analyze and provide solutions for business issues you face in your career and in the global economy.
Industry-recognized national certifications such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)® have various benefits. As a PMP, a person can work in any industry. The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. In addition, the PMP signifies that a person speaks and understands the global language of project management and connects him or her to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide.
The MBA with a project management concentration assists individuals interested in pursuing PMP certification by:
- Fulfilling the 35-hour project management education prerequisite for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification: Project Management Institute (PMI)
- Providing holistic project management instruction that combines the information needed to be prepared to take the PMP Exam with practical and hands-on training
- Encouraging cross-industry engagement with other professionals also seeking PMP training and certification.
A maximum of 6 master-level credit hours completed within the last seven years may be transferred from accredited colleges and/or universities. The Master of Business Administration: Project Management degree requires twelve courses:
- Research Methods (BUS-505) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
- Economics (ECN-530) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
- Ethics, Values and Social Responsibility (BUS-503) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
- Accounting for Decision Making (ACC-525) — 4 credit hours, 8 weeks
- Managerial Finance (FIN-643) — 4 credit hours, 8 weeks
- Organizational Behavior and Change (MGT-531) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
- Marketing Strategies (MKT-651) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MGT-539) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
- Fundamentals of Project Management (BUS-530) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
- Cost, Quality, and Team Management (BUS-531) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
- Communications and Risk Management (BUS-532) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
- Applied Project Management Project (MGT-698) — 3 credits hours, 6 weeks