The Master of Science in Project Management degree program is designed for professionals from diverse backgrounds seeking advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors. The core competencies of the masters in project management degree program include statistics, cost and economic analysis, risk management, multiple project management, productivity measurement and improvement and other topics related to project management. The objective of the masters in project management degree program is to provide individuals with the skill set needed to excel in challenging work environments and to meet the industry demand for project managers who can improve business performance.

The masters in project management degree program is suitable for individuals from fields other than business, including mathematics, science and engineering. Career paths for individuals who earn a master's in project management widely vary and according to a study published in October 2008 by the Anderson Economic Group, an average of 1.2 million project management positions across several industries will need to be filled each year through 2016.