Online Project Management Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor of Science in Project Management
From big companies to small businesses, day-to-day operations and long-term successes hinge on the execution of projects. Yet, according to a Project Management Institute (PMI) study1, there’s a widening gap between employers’ need for skilled project management workers and the availability of professionals to fill those roles. You can study the standards and skills involved in this in-demand field when you pursue your Bachelor of Science degree in Project Management from CTU.
The BS in Project Management is:
- Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- Is ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth year in a row*
At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule is designed to help you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Online Programs.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
The Bachelor of Science in Project Management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).**
- February 21, 2023
- April 04, 2023
- May 09, 2023
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Effective July 2, 2019, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs and Aurora Campuses.
The Bachelor of Science in Project Management (BSPM) is a 180-credit-hour program that is offered online and at both Colorado campuses. It consists of 66 general education credit hours, 82 credit hours devoted to core business and management courses, and 32 credit hours in the project management concentration.
This globally accredited program for students interested in the project management field is aligned with project management standards and skills. Its focus is on student practice and understanding of project management industry standards in various work settings.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.
Courses: General EducationCredits
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours COMS102This course introduces students to the strategies and techniques needed to develop a professional presence. Students will explore how personal and professional development impacts effectiveness in the workplace. Assignments explore the concept of professional presence in relation to interpersonal dynamics and the communication needs of individuals, groups, and organizations. Dynamic Interactions and Professional Presence 4.5 COMS105This course explores the importance of effective interpersonal communication. This course covers: how interpersonal communication impacts an individual, how to recognize the different methods of communication and establishing and maintaining personal and professional relationships through effective communication. Interpersonal Communications 4.5 ECON210This course addresses the dynamics of how our economy works (or does not work). The course explores the basic institutions, terminology, and theory of the main economic activities of production, distribution, and consumption, especially as they apply to the operation of our national economy. Topics include savings and investment, national output, expenditure and income, real versus potential GDP, aggregate demand and supply, and fiscal and monetary policy. Students explore the impact of the economy on different economic sectors that affect different career paths. Principles of Macroeconomics 4.5 ECON212This course examines the tools of economics as they apply to the operation of a market economy. It covers supply and demand analysis, consumer behavior, and the economic nature of production—including costs and profits. The behavior of firms in competitive and monopolistic environments is studied, as well as income distribution and the effects of government intervention on the free market system. Students have the opportunity to develop a new perspective and deeper understanding of the impact of current events on everyday problems and situations. Principles of Microeconomics 4.5 ENGL104ENGL104 is the first course in a sequence of two composition classes designed to empower students to develop their voice, build confidence in writing, and develop both their writing and critical thinking skills. Students will have the opportunity to practice adapting their writing for different audiences, purposes, and platforms, and will be able to explore how the choices they make influence the meaning and success of their written communications. This course explores the use of the writing process to compose clear, organized writings that are appropriate for various audiences and purposes. This course introduces the importance of clear and persuasive writing in personal, professional, and academic contexts. Introductory Written Communication 4.5 ENGL105ENGL105 is the final course in the composition sequence and builds on the writing skills developed in ENGL104. In this course, students continue to practice writing for a variety of contexts, purposes, and audiences. Throughout the course, students incorporate research into their writing by using digital tools and resources to identify and cite credible sources following CTU APA guidelines. Professional Written Communications 4.5 HIST101This course focuses on the key people, social experiments, and technologies that continue to impact our lives. Particular attention is paid to the latter half of the 20th Century and the dawn of a new millennium in America – a time that, through the lens of history, both gives us pause and inspires hope for the future. Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5 MATH102Introduction to College Math familiarizes students with mathematical thinking and explores how a knowledge of mathematics can benefit them personally and professionally. The course is designed to give students the tools for making logical decisions and developing connections between mathematics and their fields of study and daily activities. Specifically, this course focuses on arithmetic operations, linear equations, and the use of rates, ratios, proportions, and percentages to describe relationships between given quantities. Introduction to College Math 4.5 MATH106Business algebra is designed to provide students with a critical set of tools to help them develop solutions to problems in a business environment. This course introduces students to quantitative techniques necessary to better understand the mathematical principles important to success in the professional world. Specifically, this course focuses on applied mathematical methods with a broad emphasis on business applications. Algebra for Business 4.5 MATH301This course includes an elementary coverage of statistical techniques augmented at each step with the aid of technology for data processing and analysis in making inferences. Students study graphical presentation and statistical measures, followed by basic probability concepts leading to binomial and normal distributions. Hypothesis testing is applied to drawing inferences for one and two population parameters. A graphing calculator or equivalent technology is required. Data Driven Statistics 4.5 PHIL101This course is designed to provide students a basic understanding of moral and ethical theories and concepts. The activities and discussions encourage students to explore and solve ethical dilemmas by identifying and applying moral and ethical theories. Students will also be encouraged to explain their reasoning from cultural, professional, and personal standpoints. A variety of ethical issues and methodologies will be explored, as students evaluate moral dilemmas in an assortment of work and life scenarios. Introduction to Ethics 4.5 SCI101This course introduces students to the physical, life, and Earth sciences. Students have the opportunity to explore the principles of scientific critical thinking. Utilizing the Scientific Method, as well as other quantitative and qualitative approaches, students can draw meaningful conclusions about the real world. Introduction to the Sciences 4.5 SCI103
This is a learning experience that complements the Introduction to the Sciences course. Since the course addresses how scientific thinking and the resultant technology has changed modern life, this lab will provide students with experiences in the scientific approaches of different sciences covered, such as: biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy. This lab will be constructed specifically to extend the learning from each unit of the Introduction to the Sciences course, designed to provide experiences which deepen students’ familiarity with the scientific method and way of asking questions and solving problems.
Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5 SCI201This course analyzes the interrelationships between the natural environment and human activities. In this course, students are taught about the preservation and conservation of natural resources and the resilience of the natural environment with respect to the carrying capacity of the earth. Furthermore, students will explore topics related to environmental ethics and apply principles of sustainability to issues impacting natural resources and biodiversity. Finally, this course will teach a holistic approach in learning about environmental problems and rehabilitation through individual and group behavioral changes and environmental regulations. Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5 SCI203This course is designed to be a hands-on learning experience that complements the Environmental Science and Sustainability Course. Labs include both problem-based activities and critical-thinking projects and are designed to help students develop an understanding of and appreciation for the complex issues that comprise the field of Environmental Science and Sustainability. Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5 UNIV104UNIV104 is designed to provide students with a foundation for success in CTU’s undergraduate academic environment. This course introduces effective academic strategies and resources integrating them with career planning methods that can be leveraged to pursue future academic and professional goals. Academic and Career Success 4.5 or HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 66
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT201This course introduces accounting concepts. Emphasis is on understanding, summarizing, , and interpreting financial information. Upon successful completion, students should be able to recognize and use financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision‐making, and discuss ethical considerations specific to accounting. Accounting I 4 ACCT202This course covers accounting for balance sheet items for partnerships and corporate entities. In addition, students are exposed to accounting for the capital structure, inventory, long-term liabilities, payroll, investments and international operations of a firm. Accounting II 4 ACCT203This course is designed to provide practical application of technical skills aligned to the concepts from introductory accounting courses. The technical skills reviewed in this course include debits and credits, T account analysis, and financial statement development and analysis along with logic and critical thinking skills. Accounting III 4 BADM150This course introduces the student to emerging business trends. It covers how these trends act as competitive advantages as well as market disruptors. Emphasis is on how business trends influence businesses and how an organization must adapt or respond to these from both a strategic and tactical perspective. Contemporary Business Trends 4 BADM440This course is designed to provide the basics of research needed to successfully complete the business capstone courses. It covers the full cycle of research starting with a qualitative examination of an organizational phenomenon and then addresses how to measure it via survey, experiments, or other designs. It concludes with issues of verification and implementation based on the outcome of the quantitative phase. It also includes the topics of scale development, reliability, validity, confirmatory factor analysis, and issues of survey development and implementation. Research Design Methods and Applications 4 FINC225This course is a basic introduction to the concepts of finance. It presents an overview of financial statements and financial statement analysis Specific topics include ratio analysis, trend analysis, ethics, and financial proformas. Financial Statement Analysis 4 HRMT215This course examines the role and function of the Human Resource Department in the organization and provides an overview of human resource management activities covering the essential employment and managerial tasks required. Topics include, but are not limited to job analysis, performance management, staffing, career development, and diversity and labor relations. Management of Human Resources 4 HRMT440This course focuses on the theories, stages, practices, and implications of the organizational change process. Some topics discussed include preparing to manage change, articulating choices, envisioning the future, and implementing change programs. Students study organizational development models to apply the change process. The major objective of this course is to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to address the continuous changes in the organization. Managing Organizational Change 4 IT100This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about the fundamentals of Information Technology as they relate to the support of various business needs, including the fundamental aspects of information technologies, the corresponding software and hardware systems, and their typical applications. Students will study how to understand these IT fundamentals and the roles, careers and professional development, legal and ethical issues, and emerging trends in Information Technology. Introduction to Information Technology 4 IT254This course introduces students to spreadsheet applications. There is an emphasis on the design, format, functions, and formulas of spreadsheet operations in solving real-world problems. Special attention is paid to data literacy skills, including using spreadsheets to read, interpret, organize, and present data. Spreadsheet Applications 4 MGM335In this course students examine individual and group behavior within the context of organizational design and culture. This course teaches theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as motivation, leadership, managerial decision-making, group processes, and conflict resolution. Organizational Behavior Principles 4 MGM316
This course is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of cultures, traditions, and value systems as they apply in international, multinational, and global business settings. Students explore topics such as language and other forms of communication, traditions, values, norms, cultural diversity, cultural influences on communication and the negotiation process, and ways to improve communications with people whose first language is something other than English.
International Business Communications 4 MGMT115This survey course is designed to provide students with a general introduction to business activity and how it relates to our economic society. Students will explore how businesses are owned, organized, managed, and controlled. Introductory Business Practices 4 MGMT235This course focuses on tools for understanding the principles underlying the legal environment of business. The course identifies the current legal rules and regulations affecting businesses and students will study new developments and trends that may greatly affect future transactions. This course also includes a component dealing with the legal aspects of intellectual property, especially as it relates to e‐business. Business Law I 4 MGMT345This course examines the principles and techniques of managing operations processes in manufacturing and service industries. Students will explore the interrelationships between operations concepts, such as forecasting, planning products, technologies, facilities, demand, inventory, productivity, quality, and reliability. Operations Management 4 MGMT455This course focuses on identifying external opportunities and determining the value-creating potential of a firm’s resources, capabilities, and core competencies to achieve a strategic competitive advantage. Business Policies and Strategies 4 MKTG225This course examines the basic concepts of marketing. Students explore various aspects of the analysis of the marketing process. This includes learning about creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers. Students examine the fundamentals of marketing, then progress to the application of those fundamentals within an organization and the contemporary market environment. Introduction to Marketing 4 MPM210This course is designed to provide an overview and introduction to the discipline of project management, coupled with an examination of the techniques that project managers use to complete their projects on schedule, within budgeted cost, and according to specified scope and quality. Using materials from the PMBOK® Guide, students study the operational framework of project management relating to the four phases of the project lifecycle (starting the project, organizing and preparing, carrying out the work, and ending the project) and the five project management process groups (initiating processes, planning processes, executing processes, monitoring and controlling processes, and closing processes). This course provides the basis for the development of project management skills in subsequent project management courses. Introduction to Project Management 6 SCM210This course introduces logistics and supply chain management as an integrated discipline practiced in the private and public sectors. This course is designed to provide an overview of logistics functions and their application to supply chain management. Emphasis is on the total integration of the supply chain from raw material production through end customer support and final disposal. Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management 4 UNIV201
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and application of effective career management strategies for career development and transition; through student self-assessment and research into potential career fields. Students pursue the knowledge and skills to identify and communicate themselves as a brand.
Career Planning and Management 4 or MGM255This course introduces the student to business management structures. It covers how the structures can act as a competitive advantage. Emphasis is on how the organization's management structure and leadership styles can impact businesses and how an organization must adapt or respond to the changes. Management Fundamentals 4 Total Credit Hours: 82
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours MPM344This course focuses on effective risk management planning. Students may acquire the skills necessary to conduct risk management planning, risk identification, analysis, response planning, response implementation, and monitoring and controlling of project risks. Project Risk Management 4 MPM346This course covers the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products or services for the project including the management and control processes required to develop and administer contracts and agreements. Students will examine the management of contracts and procurements for projects from the initial planning for contract work through contract close out. Special emphasis is provided on how procurement and proposals integrate into the project management process and how the project manager maintains control of the process. Contracts and Procurement 4 MPM357Students will explore quality assurance concepts and principles within the total project quality management framework. Students will also study benchmarking, the contractual aspects of quality, quality tools and techniques that utilize statistical process control, continuous process improvement, yield management, quality issues of incoming material control and quality audits. The processes necessary for incorporating the organization’s quality policy regarding planning, managing, and controlling project and product quality requirements in order to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations is explored. Project Performance and Quality Assurance 4 MPM436Students are exposed to approaches, methods, tools, and systems to ensure project success under demanding scope, cost, schedule, and quality requirements. Students will use methods, tools, and techniques for monitoring and controlling a project to include earned value management, schedule compression techniques, and contingency funding methods. Conflict of resources and risk management initiatives are also included, along with GANTT, PERT, and CPM scheduling methods. Project Cost and Scheduling 4 MPM460This course builds on the foundations of HR management and project management and covers the project resource management processes in the PMBOK® Guide. Within these areas, emphasis is given to project resource management, management and behavioral theories, communication, motivation, stress and conflict management, negotiation, and leadership and politics in a project-management environment. Human Resources within Project Management 4 MPM 480
As project management has transitioned into a central focus of all business practices, the approach to managing projects has also evolved. This course takes students through the traditional perspective of managing projects by the known Waterfall methodology to the more recent adaptive methodologies such as Agile and Scrum. Through this course, students should be equipped to function in project management roles using both the traditional and adaptive methodologies.
The Evolution of Project Management 4 PM220This course emphasizes a step-by-step, hands-on approach to teach students the use of automated project tools such as Microsoft Office Project to help effectively plan, design, and manage a project schedule from start to close. Students will have the opportunity to build a complete project schedule from a given or chosen scenario, and manage project resources, plan cost management, estimate costs, and determine the project budget. During the course, students will examine the fit and appropriate use of various other tools, like Rally, Jira, and Service-Now. Project Management Tools 4 PM430
As the capstone course in the PM program, this course requires the students to demonstrate how to synthesize and apply the concepts, tools, and techniques covered throughout this degree program to a real world scenario project. They must also demonstrate the ability to produce a project plan, use project management software, and manage project stakeholder expectations. Writing and presentation skills are also assessed.
Project Management Capstone 4 Total Credit Hours: 32
Total Credit Hours: 180
Accreditations and Alignments
The curriculum covers the various knowledge areas, including the PMI Talent Triangle™, specified by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and A Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, the industry standard for project management.
The Bachelor of Science in Project Management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
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