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MBA with a Specialization in Project Management

Bringing Together Business and Collaboration

With business problems growing more complex and companies implementing multifaceted projects that span the globe, there is an increased need for effective project management. An online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Project Management from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management can help you dive into this problem-solving profession to make a difference in a variety of businesses.

Get to Know Our MBA with a Specialization in Project Management

Our online MBA Project Management Specialization program can help you learn relevant skills that are critical in a business setting. These skills include professional communication, corporate team building and business analysis competencies. In addition to the management theory practices taught in our online MBA program, our experienced faculty teach industry-specific skills like human resource management, risk management and business processes.

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.

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Master’s Advantage

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Are you eligible?

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in business or 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 take fewer courses and put your master’s degree to work for you even sooner.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn (Outcomes)

The MBA Project Management Specialization program from Keller Graduate School of Management covers the following:

  • Advanced Understanding of PM
    Model an advanced, integrated and applied understanding of project management as a discipline.
  • Develop Innovative Solutions
    Demonstrate the skills required to scope and solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions that minimize risks and optimize impacts.
  • Management of Complex Activities
    Manage complex and technical activities within both predictable and unpredictable environments by integrating knowledge and solutions from practitioner and academic viewpoints.
  • Sociocultural Factors and Ethics
    Evaluate complex sociocultural factors, ethical issues and social responsiveness to maximize the management of resources, procedures, and processes.
  • Leadership Skills
    Apply leadership skills to promote a positive environment, motivate team members and deliver a sustained competitive advantage.

Accreditation Matters

Our MBA with a Health Services Specialization is accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 

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

Embedded Programs

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.

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Graduate Certificate
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Career Opportunities

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

  • General Manager

  • Store Manager

  • Online Services Manager

It's worth noting that earning an online MBA Project Management Specialization may not enable you to apply for all jobs with these job titles. Different companies may have different requirements for similarly named positions, as job titles are not standardized across the industry.
Program Courses

Project Management Courses

Accounting & Applied Mathematics
Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
Business Economics
Corporate Finance
Applied Managerial Statistics
Strategic Business
Innovation through Technology
Strategic Marketing

+ Choose one below

Managing Organizational Change
Strategic Human Resource Management
Negotiation Skills

+ Choose one below

International Finance
Managing International Human Resources
Global Perspectives for International Business
Leadership and Technology
Organizational Structures and Business Processes

+ Choose one below

Digital Leadership
Leadership and Organizational Behavior

+ Choose one below

Applications of Business Analytics I
Negotiation Skills
Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
Managerial Communication
Essentials of Information Systems and Programming
Strategic Management of Technology
Project Management Systems
Project Management Concentration
Managing Quality
Project Management Systems
Program Management
Project Cost and Schedule Control
Project Risk Management
Contract and Procurement Management
MBA Capstone

*Students 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. See Course Waivers for details.
** Qualified students may substitute PROJ605 with permission from the appropriate academic administrator.

FAQs: MBA in Project Management

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Academic Catalog
Academic Catalog
Course Waivers at Keller
Program Guides
Program Overview

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.