Degree type(s): Concentration; Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Online; Alexandria, MN; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Dickinson, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND

Project Management Concentration

Tailor your MBA degree or MS in Business degree to a career in project management by adding this 3-course concentration. In the Project Management concentration at the University of Mary, you will learn to be a skilled project manager who can execute projects on time and on budget in any industry, while gaining essential leadership and communication skills.

The University of Mary is the only university in North Dakota recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI™), and graduates of the program receive 700 hours towards their certification in Project Management (PMP).

Project Management Concentration Highlights

  • Earn your MBA degree or MS in Business degree with a concentration in Project Management in our convenient and affordable online degree program, or in a blended format of online and evening classes that meet one night per week.
  • Learn from credentialed project managers who bring real-world experience to your education.
  • Get support through personal advising and career mentoring throughout your MBA degree or MS in Business degree program.
  • Use a state-of-the-art online learning platform, called Canvas, to receive top-quality instruction when you pursue your degree online.
  • Learn to lead ethically and professionally in a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values.

Why Choose a Concentration in Project Management?

Project management is a vital skill for effective leadership in virtually every business area. With an average starting salary of $100,000 per year for project managers, project management has become an attractive concentration to many who are seeking their graduate business degree.

  • According to, “the field of project management is incredibly hot…the outlook might be brightest for PMs in the biotech and high-tech arenas."
  • also reports that the Project Management Institute’s 2009 survey revealed median annual earnings—inclusive of salary and bonuses—for full-time project managers of about $90,000, while those with a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification earned about $100,000.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that project managers can earn within a range of $46,000 to $150,000 depending upon the industry of choice, career experience, expertise, and job performance.


* Abadie, R. (2014). Capital project and infrastructure spending - Outlook to 2025. Delaware: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

**The Standish Group. (2014). Chaos Report. International: The Standish Group International, Inc.

Other MBA and MS in Business Concentrations

In addition to the Project Management concentration, the University of Mary also offers the following concentrations which you can add to your MBA degree or MS in Business degree program:

Course Requirements


In addition to completing the curriculum listed above, you will take the following courses to complete the Project Management Concentration:

  • MPM 600 Project Initiation
  • MPM 610 Project Planning
  • MPM 620 Project Execution and Control