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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.
Graduates of our MBA with a Specialization in Project Management program may consider careers such as:
Operations and Supply Chain Manager
Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager
Core Degree Courses
|ACCT503||Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis|
|MGMT5913||Leadership and Organizational Behavior|
|MIS5404||Innovation Through Technology|
Choose any 1
|HRM591||Strategic Human Resource Management|
|HRM587||Managing Organizational Change|
Choose any 1
|INTL500||Global Perspectives for International Business|
|HRM584||Managing International Human Resources|
Choose any 1
|MGMT520||Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business|
|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|
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.
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.