The goal of the University of Mary Project Management graduate program is to provide the skill sets needed in any industry to become a successful project manager. The curriculum is developed to provide students with the knowledge, resources and skills necessary to execute projects on time and on budget. Students will have an opportunity to enhance communication skills and learn team building and leadership skills necessary for successful project management.
Professionally and knowledgeably practice project management concepts in the workplace
Use best project management practices to lead ethically and professionally
Effectively influence others to achieve organizational and project objectives on time and on budget using appropriate resources and create business value
Assess and reduce risks to ensure project success
Utilize Microsoft Project (software) for project monitoring and control
Lead projects from a strategic perspective by aligning project goals within the broader organizational goals
Generate a project management plan applicable to any industry
Admissions for the MPM
Individuals holding a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution and who have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) overall, or 2.75 during the last two years of the undergraduate degree, or 3.00 in a major field of study will be admitted to begin graduate study.
Applicants who do not meet one or more of the admissions requirements may have their applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
To complete the application process, applicants submit:
Completed University of Mary Graduate Studies application (to include goal statement essay)
Official transcript from institution of higher education granting the bachelor's degree or higher
Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
After the successful completion of at least six semester credits of graduate course work and a review of academic progress by the graduate advisor, the student will be advanced to candidacy status according to the following criteria:
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for graduate course work
All graduate level courses must have a grade of C or higher to count toward the program requirements
Acceptable personal, academic and professional conduct
An approved program of study
Students who do not maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by University policy will be notified of their academic status in writing by the Office of Academic Affairs. Questions regarding academic standing should be referred to the student's academic advisor. The grading scale used for all graduate courses offered through the Gary Tharaldson School of Business is as follows:
90%-100% A 80%-89% B 70%-79% C 60%-69% D 0%-59% F
Required Courses for the MPM
MPM 500 Introduction to Project Management MPM 600 Project Initiation MPM 610 Project Planning MPM 620 Project Execution and Control MPM 630 Project Closeout MPM 635 Legal Issues in Project Management MGT 555 Managerial Finance MGT 640 Information System Planning, Project Management and Auditing MGT 645 Organizational Communication and Transition Management MGT 700 Management Seminar PSY 542 Group Dynamics