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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Project Management, MS

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Program Information

The Master of Science in Project Management delivers focused graduate study that prepares students for careers in the growing discipline of project management. The curriculum includes courses specific to the project management profession, along with courses providing additional essential skills and knowledge to be a successful project leader. Students will graduate with project management skills emphasizing an integrated relationship with an organization’s functional areas.

Our degrees and certificates in project management provide formal training that prepares graduates to manage local, outsourced and global projects. Students’ improved communication skills will enable them to succeed in multiple diverse communities within an organization. Faculty with extensive practical experience and who have earned the PMP® designation teach all of our courses.

Students are eligible to receive 35 Professional Development Units (PDU) or contact units when each of the following courses is completed: PM 340 PM 342 PM 343 PM 344 PM 346 , and PM 348 . Course materials align with the current edition of the Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMP®, CAPM®, PMBOK® and PMI® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MS in Project Management program will be able to demonstrate:

  • Managerial and leadership skills, e.g., leadership, team collaboration, planning, problem solving, communication, staffing and budgeting.
  • Project-management skills, including planning, scope management, stakeholder analysis, quality assessment, risk management, team building and scheduling.
  • Program and portfolio management skills, including understanding issues in project selection, vendor relationships, outsourcing, finance, purchasing and contract negotiations, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.
  • The ability to integrate and apply the above understanding and knowledge into the development of a major applied capstone or internship project.

Requirements for the Master of Science in Project Management

The Master of Science in Project Management requires completion of 3 units in the foundation program and 30 units in the advanced program, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. Foundation program courses may be waived in accordance with university policy regarding course waivers. For further information regarding graduation requirements, see Academic Requirements for Graduate Programs .

Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students are expected to possess proficiency in writing to ensure they can be successful in their course of study. Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under the Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement .

Graduate Mathematics Proficiency Requirement

Students admitted to this program are expected to possess a level of mathematical skill at least equivalent to Intermediate Algebra (MATH 20 ). Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under the Graduate Mathematics Proficiency Requirement .

Elective Courses - 12 units

Option to earn a certificate: When selecting elective courses, students may consider whether they may want to apply these courses toward a certificate program offered by the Ageno School of Business in addition to this degree program. See Academic Programs  for a list of certificate programs currently being offered.

Capstone Course - 3 units

One of the following to be taken to complete the project management coursework.

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