Online MBA in Project Management

Master of Business Administration - Project Management

Project Management Institute (PMI) projects a dramatic increase in the number of jobs requiring project-oriented skills. By 2027, they expect employers will need close to 88 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles globally.1 Colorado Technical University offers a Master of Business Administration degree with a Project Management concentration that covers the nine knowledge areas specified by PMI in the PMBOK® Guide. This program is designed to integrate business foundation courses with the theory and practice of project management. In a capstone course, you will have the opportunity to produce a complete project plan and demonstrate your understanding of project integration and management of projects within a program, using project management software to manage cost, time, and resources.

The MBA in Project Management:

  • Is programmatically accredited by:
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
    • PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)
  • Has courses that integrate intellipath, our proprietary learning application, which can customize coursework to suit your knowledge level
  • For the fourth year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Business Administration degree programs are ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report**
  • Can be completed in as little as 12 months2

CTU aims to make it easy to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Our online and mobile-friendly classes begin every 8 weeks and run 5½ weeks long.

** Several CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best online programs list.
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)
CTU's Master of Business Administration in Project Management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).*

CLASSES START

  • November 12, 2019
  • January 07, 2020
  • February 18, 2020

TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Online MBA in Project Management Program Details

  • Program Overview

    The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management (MBA-PM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at our Colorado campuses. It includes 32 credit hours in the business administration core and 16 credit hours in the project management concentration.

    This degree program is designed to provide the tools, techniques, and the opportunity to develop the skills needed to effectively manage projects. In addition, the program integrates business foundation courses with the theory and practice of project management in order to prepare well-equipped and skilled project managers. The curriculum is designed to help graduates prepare to pursue careers in project management by developing proficiency in decision-making, program and portfolio management, business tools and techniques, and the principles and skills of project management.

    The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable 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.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting 4
    ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics 4
    FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance 4
    HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management 4
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    PM640 Applied Managerial Decision-Making in a Project Management Environment 4
    PM650 Strategic Project & Risk Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4
    PM610 Project Planning, Execution and Closure 4
    PM620 Schedule and Cost Control Techniques 4
    PM630 Contracting and Procurement in Project Management 4
    PM665 Project Management Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MBA-PM Concentration program is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). CTU is also a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).

    PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.  For the full list of PMI's legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.

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  • Admission Requirements

    MBA Foundation Requirements

    The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.

    Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.

    If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.

    MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501 prior to starting INTD670 and complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

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1. Project Management Institute, https://www.pmi.org/learning/careers/job-growth
2. As a master’s degree program, this program is designed as an 18-month program; however; many factors will impact your time to completion, including course loads, proficiency and/or transfer credits and breaks Students who take 1-2 classes per session, may complete the program in as little as 12 months.13. https://www.coloradotech.edu/degrees/masters/business/supply-chain-management

*The GAC logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI’s legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.