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Online Master's in Project Management

Master of Science in Management - Project Management

Are you interested in studying how to create new technology-based business paradigms that help organizations reach their goals? Colorado Technical University offers a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Project Management that is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and can help you explore this topic. The GAC is committed to fostering excellence and continuous improvement in academic degree programs related to the field of project management.

The degree is designed to provide a solid base of knowledge to address pressing management challenges using industry-recognized models and techniques. The program covers key areas such as project scope, time and cost management, risk analysis, procurement and scheduling. Explore leadership and management skills including conflict management, human capital management and organizational behavior. Project and program managers are key talent with the critical capability to drive an organization’s most important initiatives to success, reports the Project Management Institute. Not only does a well-rounded project manager require technical project management skills, business management and leadership skills are also essential.1

Ranked Among the Best Online Master's in Business Programs

For the eighth consecutive year, CTU's Master of Science in Management degree programs are ranked among the Best Online Master's in Business Programs (excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.*

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CTU's Master of Science in Management - Project Management program is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).**


  • June 13, 2023
  • July 25, 2023
  • August 29, 2023




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs

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  • Program Overview

    Effective February 2023, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Aurora Campus.

    The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Project Management (MSM-PM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at both Colorado campuses. The program includes 28 credit hours devoted to the management core and 20 credit hours for the project management concentration.

    This program is for students who may not have an undergraduate degree in business, yet want to study project management. This concentration is designed to help the student develop the skills and knowledge of an effective project manager, including time/conflict management; teams and HR management; risk analysis and management; scheduling techniques; organizations and processes; cost, budgeting, and scheduling; procurement and contracting; and control systems implementation. Program content covers key areas contained in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), considered to be the industry standard.


    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.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management 4
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making 4
    MGMT607 Organizational Behavior in a Socio-technical Environment 4
    MGMT640 Operations Management 4
    MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing 4
    PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4
    PM665 Project Management Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 32
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    PM610 Project Planning, Execution and Closure 4
    PM620 Schedule and Cost Control Techniques 4
    PM630 Contracting and Procurement in Project Management 4
    PJM670 Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid Project Management Methods 4
    Total Credit Hours: 16

    Total Credit Hours: 48

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    The Master of Science with a Concentration in Project Management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

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