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 Overview
Tailor your MBA, MS in Business, or MPA degree to a career in project management by adding this three-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
Convenient and affordable
Earn your graduate 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.
Online learning technology
Use a state-of-the-art online learning platform, called Canvas, to receive top-quality instruction when you pursue your degree online.
Real-world experience and personal support
Learn from credentialed project managers who bring real-world experience to your education while also receiving support through personal advising and career mentoring throughout your degree program.
Focused on ethical leadershipLearn to lead ethically and professionally in a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, and 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 Wetfeet.com, “the field of project management is incredibly hot…the outlook might be brightest for PMs in the biotech and high-tech arenas."
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.
Sources for additional information:
- 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.
In addition to the Project Management concentration, the University of Mary also offers the following graduate business degree program concentrations:
- Energy Management (evening or online program)
- Executive (evening or online program)
- Healthcare (evening or online program)
- Healthcare Informatics (evening or online program)
- Human Resource Management (evening or online program)
- Public Administration (evening or online program)
- Virtuous Leadership (online program)
- MPM 610 – Project Planning
- MPM 620 – Project Execution and Control
- MPM 630 – Project Closeout