Master of Science in Project Management

General

Program Description

Take Charge of Your Projects and Your Career

Whether you’re involved in a public, for-profit or non-profit enterprise, projects are a way of life. Budgeting, scope, resource allocation, timelines — moving a project from a promising concept to successful completion requires more than management expertise: it requires Project Management expertise. With Post University’s master’s in project management, you’ll gain that expertise with a degree program designed to fit your life, your educational needs, and your career goals.

This two-year, 30-credit-hour online master’s degree program is designed to give you one of the most in-demand skill sets in any industry.* And you’ll learn from seasoned instructors with experience in their fields of expertise — each of our instructors for this program has years of project management experience, certified PMP and Agile Scrum.

Program Highlights

Post’s online project management degree uses problem-based learning to give you the insight and specific skills you need to define project goals, lead teams, manage risks and keep the budget in line — everything necessary to implement enterprise-level project management programs that are aligned to your company’s strategic goals. Coursework for your online master’s degree covers how to:

  • Manage complex projects at every stage of development, start to finish
  • Facilitate communication between the project team and decision-makers
  • Balance resources among the competing demands of scope, time, cost, and quality

In addition, this program is fully aligned to the ten core knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute which, along with Post’s Registered Educational Provider status, help you fulfill PMP certification requirements needed to take the PMP exam. Plus, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to sit for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) exam and achieve Professional Scrum Master Certification.

What Can I Do with a Degree in Project Management from Post University?

Business professionals who know what it takes to lead a project from conception to completion, especially those with a master’s in Project Management, are in high demand. This program will give you the tools you need to succeed in high-demand positions like:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Scheduler
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Construction Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Requirements Planning Manager
  • Project Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Client Services Manager

Catalog Description & Outcomes

Master of Science in Project Management

  • Normal Completion Time: 24 Months
  • This program is offered online.

Program Description

Post University’s Master of Science in Project Management is designed to provide students with the practical skills and theoretical concepts required to successfully learn and manage long and short-term projects. The project management curriculum is aligned with the core principles of the Project Management Institute, covering the ten knowledge areas and five process groups. In addition, the core management courses in the curriculum provide students the tools needed to successfully lead in their organization. Students will complete a capstone project in an industry of their choice to gain experience and learn relevant skills that they can apply immediately in the workplace.

The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University now offers a PMP-CAPM® Exam Prep Course, 100% online. Post University is a Registered Education Provider as designated by the Project Management Institute.

This course is taught in English.

Program Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skill necessary to:

  • Create and effectively initiate, plan, track, and complete projects.
  • Lead and manage multiple, sometimes interrelated, complex projects, and effectively deal with conflicts that arise.
  • Manage project risk, quality, and performance while effectively communicating with all project stakeholders.
  • Implement an enterprise-level project portfolio management (PPM) program based upon an organization’s strategic business goals.
  • Establish a personal code of ethics and social responsibility in the practice of project management as outlined in the PMI Code of Ethics.
  • Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities needed to plan and execute the Project Quality Plan.

Curriculum

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The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

Post University’s PMP®/CAPM® Exam Preparation Course is now available.

Take the Next Step Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a Project Management master’s degree online program that helps you meet PMP certification requirements? Contact Post University today. Let’s talk about how our personal approach to your education can make all the difference as you pursue your online project management degree.

*Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap|2017-2017; Project Management Institute

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Post University was founded in 1890 with a mission to give students the educational foundation they need to pursue careers in the fields that interest them most. In the last 130 years, the world aroun ... Read More

Post University was founded in 1890 with a mission to give students the educational foundation they need to pursue careers in the fields that interest them most. In the last 130 years, the world around us has changed, from slide rulers and typewriters to laptops and smart phones. And we’ve evolved with it to provide an exceptional learning experience, in and out of the classroom. Today, our students have more learning options beyond the traditional campus experience. They’re able to learn, grow, and prepare for a better future online in their homes, as they travel, or in one of our classrooms. At Post University, we understand how important it is to be there for our students every step of the way. From the dynamic culture and tight-knit community feel of our traditional New England campus to the online convenience of our distance-learning programs, our students benefit from the insights of industry experts, a curriculum grounded in what employers really want, and the support of a university that cares for their success as much as they do. Read less
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