Degree type(s): Specialization; Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Online; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Fort Riley, KS
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Project Management Specialization Overview

Tailor your MBA or MS in Business, degree to a career in project management by choosing this three-course specialization. In the Project Management specialization 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 Specialization Highlights

  1. Convenient and affordable

    Earn your graduate business degree with a specialization 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Focused on ethical leadership

    Learn to lead ethically and professionally in a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.

Why Choose a Specialization 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 specialization to many who are seeking their graduate business degree.

Annual earnings

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.

Salary range

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.

Bright outlook

According to, “the field of project management is incredibly hot…the outlook might be brightest for PMs in the biotech and high-tech arenas."

Sources for additional information:

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

PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.