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College of Business & Management

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.

Professional Responsibilities


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

Industries


Project management careers can be found in nearly every industry, including:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Applications engineering
  • Computer software and hardware development
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing

Career Options


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.
 

The DeVry University Career Advantage


Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of project management. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 90% of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation.*

* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.