Masters in Project Management
|Major Code: 8357||Degree Awarded: Master of Science|
|Age Restriction: N||Admission Status: graduate, Extended Studies|
|Delivery Mode/s: online, classroom, off-site||Location/s: Aberdeen, Hampton Roads, National Capital Region, Northeast, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Redstone/Huntsville, Southern Maryland HEC, Spaceport, Virtual Site|
|Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended|
The applicant to the Master of Science in Project Management degree program must have a bachelor's degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive up to 12 hours of the program prerequisites in the program based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student's undergraduate studies.
The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the
The goal of the Master of Science in Project Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in project management and identified concentration areas.
The degree of Master of Science in Project Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses from those listed below.
Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.
(noncredit for this program)
MGT 5132 Basic Economics(or two undergraduate economics courses)Credit Hours: 3Covers market forces of supply and demand, concept of utility, firm and production, production function and costs of production, and various market structures. Introduces macroeconomics, the issues of aggregation, circular flow model, monetary sector and the government stabilization policies.
Note: Computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.
MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial StatisticsCredit Hours: 3Studies methods of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data for managerial decision making. Includes data presentation, measures of central tendency, dispersion and skewness; discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling methods and sampling distributions; and confidence interval estimation of parameters and tests of hypotheses.
MGT 5013 Organizational BehaviorCredit Hours: 3Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.
MGT 5064 Cost and Economic AnalysisCredit Hours: 3Covers cost effectiveness, trade-off analysis, system effectiveness model structure, criteria for evaluation of alternative systems, principles of cost accounting and cost estimating for system life cycle. Includes basic math for cost-effective analysis, computer tools for economic modeling and risk assessment.
MGT 5080 Strategic Project ManagementCredit Hours: 3Examines the practical tools of strategy, planning and implementation at business and corporate levels. Covers the primary challenges of projects (scope, time, budget). Provides fundamental techniques and principles. Follows national standards for successful Project Management ProfessionalÂ® (PMP) certification.
MGT 5081 Project Tools and TechniquesCredit Hours: 3Covers tools and techniques used in project management. Emphasizes how to determine the appropriate tool or technique to use during the different phases of a project life cycle. Provides understanding of theory and the strategic roles of the different tools and techniques available.
MGT 5082 Cases in Applied Project ManagementCredit Hours: 3Covers planning and managing a project. Uses learned project management concepts. Provides hands-on experience in planning and managing a student project. Gives insight through case studies and real-world analyses. Examines methodology and the importance of a formal process. Includes Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3).
MGT 5088 Project and Program Risk ManagementCredit Hours: 3Systematically approaches risk management from project initiation to project planning, implementation, control and closeout. Discusses various techniques and models for qualitative/quantitative risk assessment and risk management in areas such as cost, schedule and outputs.
MGT 5090 Practicum for Project Management*Credit Hours: 3Formulates and applies the knowledge of project management in an integrative fashion within a project team environment. Requires a written project plan and a significant research paper or challenging project.Requirement(s):May serve as the capstone for certain majors.
Students without a concentration area may select their three electives from any area of specialization approved by their faculty advisor
*Serves as the capstone course for this program.