Master of Science in

Project Management

SKILLS TO MANAGE GLOBAL PROJECTS

The Master's Degree in Project Management is designed and taught by PMP®-certified faculty with real-world expertise in the field. Students will learn to manage projects in a fast-paced, global business environment using current techniques such as Agile Management and virtual teams. GGU will give you the tools to master the technical aspects of the field as well as skills in management & leadership, communication, and conflict resolution. Course materials align with the Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

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 345, PM 346.

PMBOK® and PMP® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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TOTAL UNITS — 33

FOUNDATION PROGRAM — 3 UNITS

MATH 240
Data Analysis for Managers

ADVANCED PROGRAM — 30 UNITS

CORE COURSES — 9 UNITS
OP 302
Quality Management and Process Improvement
OP 303
Managing Innovation and Technology
PM 340
Introduction to Project Management
REQUIRED COURSES — 15 UNITS
PM 342
Agile Management for Project Managers
PM 343
Advanced Concepts: Project Planning & Control
PM 344
Project Governance: Program and Portfolio Management
PM 345
Project Administration, Leadership and Team Dynamics
PM 346
Practice of Project Management (to be taken during the last six units of the degree)
ELECTIVES — 6 UNITS

Select two of the following:

ITM 300
Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise
LEAD 301
Personal Leadership
LEAD 304
Leading Complex Change
MGT 301
Entrepreneurship
MGT 312
Business Planning for Entrepreneurs
MGT 324
Organizational Behavior
MGT 348
Negotiating in Business
PM 396
A-ZZ Selected Topics in Operations & Project Management
PM 398
Internship: Project Management
MKT 300
Marketing Management
MSBA 300
Foundations of Business Analytics
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Any OP (Supply Chain) course

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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 and PM 344; it is a co-requisite for PM 342 and PM 345.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the Master of Science in Project Management program will be able to demonstrate:
  • Managerial 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.
  • 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 project.

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