Designed for professionals from diverse backgrounds seeking advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors, the master's in project management trains students for managerial positions where they assume responsibility for improving business performance.
Because project management has become a business strategy of choice, this degree program develops skills and competencies in project management and in identified concentration areas such as operations research, information systems, or other areas of interest selected by the student. Graduates are empowered to become dynamic and effective project managers.
All Florida Tech professors have doctorate degrees in management, information systems or related fields, with many certified as Project Management Professionals through the Project Management Institute.
The master's in project management degree program covers relevant areas of study for today's competitive marketplace including statistics, cost and economic analysis and five core project management study areas. In addition to coursework, lectures, class discussions, workshops and guest speakers help students develop mastery of the program's curriculum.
During the final year of study, master's in project management program students have an opportunity to obtain hands-on, practical experience in the field by working with organizations needing project management expertise. The capstone experience involves work on a complex, real-life project management challenge in a team-based environment, and enables students to demonstrate mastery of project management competencies.
Career paths for graduates with a master's in project management vary widely as public, private and military organizations all benefit from the expertise of project managers. According to a study published by the Anderson Economic Group (2008), an average of 1.2 million project management positions across several industries will need to be filled each year through 2016.