MBA with Project Management Concentration

Take your business leadership capabilities to the next level with our MBA concentration in Project Management. Tailored for professionals seeking to master the art of effective project execution, this set of courses equips you with essential skills to lead teams, navigate complexities, and deliver successful outcomes in diverse business environments.

    Concentration Details

    • Location: Online
    • Delivery: Self-paced within 7-week online courses
    • Length: This concentration requires 4 classes (12 credits) in addition to the MBA Core Curriculum.
    • Cost: 
      • Total cost of tuition & fees for the general MBA (30 credits) is $9,900 for 2023-2024 (not including the cost of course materials such as textbooks). 
      • Adding this concentration to the general MBA brings the student’s total program to 42 credits, and the total program cost to $13,860 for 2023-2024 (see Tuition & Fees for credit hour breakdowns).
    • Students with advanced standing can apply the concentration to their elective requirements and will graduate with a total of 30 credits for $9,900.

    Concentration Curriculum

    The Project Management Concentration consists of the 4 classes below (12 credits) in addition to the MBA Core Curriculum.

    • MNGT 572: The Project Manager as a Leader

    • MNGT 596: Stakeholder and Team Engagement in Project Planning

    • MGNT 612: Project Work, Delivery, and Measurement

    • MNGT 632: Agile Project Management

    View the full curriculum for the MBA on the MBA in Organizational Management page.

    Course Descriptions:

    MNGT 572: The Project Manager as a Leader
    Project managers must effectively and efficiently initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and complete projects across various industries by maximizing their managerial and leadership knowledge. This course explores the essential knowledge base and skill sets that are required of a Project Manager to successfully accomplish project outcomes. Capable Project Managers must adapt their leadership style to each unique situation, supervise tasks, and communicate effectively with stakeholders. The goal is to deliver a project that is delivered on time, within budget, and to the scope requirements. Today’s project managers must have an agile mindset and be prepared to work in a global marketplace. Finally, it is imperative that the Project Manager demonstrates honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct. This course explores various opportunities and structures to hone these skill sets.

    MNGT 596: Stakeholder and Team Engagement in Project Planning
    Project Managers have the overarching responsibility for the success of a project, and they must make every effort to identify and communicate with the stakeholders, which include any person, group, organization that can have a positive or negative influence on the project. This course examines the importance of stakeholder and team engagement and focuses on effective communication styles used by Project Managers throughout the life cycle of a project. Further, this course explores the identification and planning aspects of Stakeholder Management, including team composition and structure, assignment of physical resources, change management, and performance metrics.

    MGNT 612: Project Work, Delivery, and Measurement
    Project management initiatives are strategically designed to efficiently and effectively address challenges or to generate value through unique products, services, and results. This course examines diverse aspects of project planning, including identification, planning, delivery, and measurement. It emphasizes how Project Managers must navigate competing constraints, motivate team members, engage stakeholders, monitor changes, and evaluate outcomes to ensure they correspond with the project's scope, schedule, and budget, which enhances the likelihood of achieving success.

    MNGT 632: Agile Project Management
    Agile Project Management is an iterative approach to project planning that promotes innovative thinking, welcomes stakeholder feedback, embraces adaptability, seeks continual improvement, and delivers value after every iteration. This course focuses on projects most suitable for the Agile mindset, such as Scrum, which is the most popular Agile framework used today.  Students will analyze the four (4) values of the Agile Manifesto, the 12 Agile Principles. In this course, the role of the Project Manager as a Servant Leader is also explored. Finally, the course addresses the fundamental values of commitment, focus, openness, respect, and courage as it relates to the responsibilities of a Project Manager.