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Northcentral University | Master of Business Administration in Project Management

The Master of Business Administration in Project Management program is designed to help teach students about purchasing, budgeting, and time management strategies. Read more about this Northcentral University program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration in Project Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Though not required, individuals interested in enrolling in this program may have supervisory experience. Previous coursework in fiscal and data analysis, strategic management, and personnel administration may also prove helpful. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in Project Management program have the opportunity to develop competencies for leading and directing the various administrative and operational components of an organizational task. Participants will have the chance to develop proficiencies in venture analysis, negotiating, proposal development, schedule adherence, and cost compliance. In addition, the program is intended to provide students with a foundation for developing positive employee relations and building workforce cohesiveness. The curriculum is also designed to develop students' skills for using Microsoft Project Professional, and prior to program completion, participants will complete a major research project in which they have the chance to critique and address a field-specific issue.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration in Project Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Requirements (18 credits)

  • MBA 5102: Welcome to Changing Times - Business in the 21st Century
  • MBA 5110: Managing People and Teams
  • MBA 5121: Managerial Decision-Making
  • MBA 5130: Managing Business Finances
  • MBA 5140: Operations Management
  • MBA 5150: Innovation and Marketing

Project Management Requirements (9 credits)

  • Students choose three courses from the following list:
    • PM 6000: Project Procurement Management
    • PM 6004: Project Risk Management
    • PM 6008: Project Monitoring and Control
    • PM 6012: Management of Multiple Projects
    • PM 6016: Earned Value Project Management
    • PM 6020: Management, Leadership and Team Building in the Project and Program Environment

Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • MBA 6010: Strategic Planning

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While a Master of Business Administration in Project Management degree could provide graduates with the educational background to pursue a wide variety of business opportunities, some may choose to pursue professional certifications through industry organizations, such as the Project Management Institute. Others may decide to continue their training and enroll in a doctoral degree program, which could help them develop advanced administrative skills. It could also strengthen their applied research techniques, which could better prepare individuals to take on higher-level opportunities in consulting or postsecondary instruction.

Doctoral degree options include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Business Administration in Project Management
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
  • Ph.D. in Management

Career Paths:

Upon completion of this Northcentral University program, graduates could be able to seek opportunities with small-to-large-scale businesses, charitable organizations, government agencies, manufacturing companies, or colleges. Those employed at the time of graduation may be able to undertake additional responsibilities in their existing workplace. Project management professionals could undertake tasks in project bidding, contract administration, finance management, or quality assurance.

Job titles that graduates could be able to pursue include:

  • Procurement manager
  • Finance project manager
  • Sales manager

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