MBA with a Specialization in Project Management

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Our Project Management Mission Statement

The mission of Keller Graduate School of Management’s project management concentrations is to educate students with relevant project and program management knowledge, tools and techniques required to lead successful projects and programs within the global business environment.

Master's Advantage: Put your Degree to work sooner! 3 fewer courses and 6 fewer months equals over $6800 in savings

Master's Advantage

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in business, technology or a degree with a technology specialization you may be eligible to waive up to three courses (or nine credit hours). We call this our Master’s Advantage. With these course waivers1, you can earn your graduate degree with fewer courses, allowing you to put master’s degree to work for you even sooner.

What You'll Learn (Outcomes)

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    Integrated Understanding of PM

    Model an advanced and integrated understanding of the project management discipline and its interface with other disciplines and research developments.
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    Interpret Relevant Strategic Concepts

    Apply the skills required to solve complex problems and interpret relevant strategic concepts to realize objectives and develop innovative solutions that minimize risks and optimize impacts.
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    Professional Conduct

    Demonstrate professional conduct and accountability during the management of complex and technical activities and projects.
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    Sociocultural Factors and Ethics

    Evaluate complex sociocultural factors, ethical issues and social responsiveness to maximize the management of resources, procedures, and processes.

Accreditation Matters

Our MBA with a Specialization in Project Management is accredited* by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education (GAC®) www.pmi.org

Our MBA with a Specialization in Project Management is accredited** by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Ready to earn an additional credential with our unique 2-in-1 design? Courses in our online Project Management certificate are embedded within the MBA Project Management Specialization2. Requesting this embedded option can allow you to obtain a graduate certificate on the way to your master's.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our MBA with a Specialization in Project Management program may consider careers such as:

  • Project Manager

  • General Manager

  • Operations and Supply Chain Manager

  • Production Manager

  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager

  • Management Analyst

Core Degree Courses

ACCT503 Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
ECON545 Business Economics
FIN510 Corporate Finance
MGMT5913 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS5404 Innovation Through Technology
MKTG525 Strategic Marketing

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HRM591 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM587 Managing Organizational Change
HRM595 Negotiation Skills

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INTL500 Global Perspectives for International Business
FIN565 International Finance
HRM584 Managing International Human Resources

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MGMT520 Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
MGMT550 Managerial Communication

Program-Specific Courses

GSCM5883 Managing Quality
PROJ5863 Project Management Systems
PROJ5873 Advanced Program Management
PROJ5923 Project Cost and Schedule Control
PROJ5953 Project Risk Management
PROJ598 Contract and Procurement Management

General Degree Courses

ACCT5004 Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
MATH5344 Applied Managerial Statistics
MGMT5014 Organizational Structures and Business Processes

Capstone

MGMT601 MBA Capstone

3Earn your master’s and get a graduate certificate along the way. These six courses make up the Project Management Graduate Certificate, which is embedded in this program, allowing you to leave with two credentials in one.
4Students who hold an undergraduate business degree, a technology degree or a degree with a technology specialization may be eligible to waive up to three courses (nine credit hours). Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible to waive select courses upon review of their undergraduate transcript. Course waiver availability varies by location. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.

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FAQs: MBA in Project Management


Do you need an MBA to be a project manager?

No, you do not always need an MBA to become a project manager, though having an MBA in Project Management can help demonstrate that you’re willing to take the time to invest in your education and skillset. In many cases, it’s good to have additional credentials on your resume, as it may help you stand out to potential employers. However, having more credentials does not guarantee employment.


How long does it take to earn an MBA with a Specialization in Project Management?

Earning an MBA with a Specialization in Project Management can take an estimated 2 years and 8 months at DeVry, but may be earned even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits5.


What can I do with an MBA in Project Management?

An MBA in Project Management is an incredibly versatile degree that can be applied both in and out of the business world. The MBA component of the degree helps you develop high-level business skills, while the project management component can help you learn how to manage complex projects across a variety of industries.


What kind of career can I get with an MBA with a Specialization in Project Management?

There are many careers that those who earn an MBA with a Specialization in Project Management can work toward. Here are some jobs that graduates of DeVry’s MBA with a Specialization in Project Management may consider pursuing:

  • Project Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations and Supply Chain Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager
  • Management Analyst

MBA in Project Management vs. PMP

An MBA in Project Management is a graduate-level degree from an accredited university and helps you learn business principles and project management skills that can be applied across a variety of industries. A PMP, which stands for Project Management Professional, is a certification that is awarded by the Project Management Institute. This professional certification may help you stand out to employers but is different from a degree.


Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
Pennsylvania catalog
Coursework - MBA in Project Management for Pennsylvania residents
*ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION DATA Available for all of DeVry and Keller's GAC® accredited programs.
GAC is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
**Conferral and Assessment Data- Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
1Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.
2For the Project Management certificate program, every course counts towards the MBA with a Specialization in Project Management program. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.
5Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.