Project Management Careers Overview
Demand for effective project managers is on the rise, and studying project management at DeVry University can prepare you to enter this growing career field. Coordinating with areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), courses focus on job-oriented skills and include a hands-on student project that can give you real-world experience. Your future project management career could involve overseeing the development of a web site, launching new packaging, managing product design and delivery, all while keeping projects on time, on-track, and within budget. Strong business, management, and organizational skills, as well as experience with current technologies can make you an in-demand job candidate in nearly any company.
When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from DeVry University with a major in Project Management, you'll be prepared to create and manage company assignments by building budgets, assigning tasks, and scheduling workflow. Project managers, also known as project directors, producers, creative directors, production managers, traffic managers, and team supervisors, are charged with:
- Working with management to develop project parameters
- Selecting, hiring, and managing teams
- Monitoring results, documenting problems, and developing solutions
- Writing performance reviews
Project management careers can be found in nearly every industry, including:
- Applications engineering
- Computer software and hardware development
DeVry University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Project Management will be prepared for careers in areas such as:
- Project management in product and/or service industries
- Development projects in industry or government
- Organizational change management
For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.
DeVry Career Advantage
DeVry University helps prepare you to advance in your chosen career. In 2013, 90% of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment obtained careers in their field within six months of graduation, or were already employed in their field when they graduated.
1 Based on self-reported data from bachelor’s and associate degree graduates. Does not include graduates not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or graduates who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.