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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 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. It is anticipated that by 2020, as many as 11 million project-management jobs will be added by the United States and its 10 major trading partners. 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 345 , 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® 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 skills, e.g., leadership, planning, problem solving, communication, staffing and budgeting.
  • The ability to use technology to manage relationships across projects and with business function units.
  • 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 project.

Requirements for the Master of Science in Project Management

The Master of Science in Project Management requires completion of 33 units in the graduate program. Foundation program courses may be waived in accordance with university policy regarding course waivers. Students may be admitted to advanced program courses before completion of the foundation program, but must complete the foundation courses by the time that six units have been earned in the advanced program. PM 340  is a prerequisite for PM 343 , PM 344 PM 346 , and PM 348 ; it is a co-requisite for PM 342  and PM 345 .

Business Proficiency Requirement

Students admitted to this program are required to possess an understanding of U.S. business practices equivalent to BUS 201 Economic and Regulatory Essentials of U.S. Business . This requirement must be completed in your first term, and you must have completed this requirement no later than your first nine units at GGU. A grade of C- or better is required for BUS 201 . However, graduate students must maintain a 3.00 (B) cumulative grade point average to remain in good standing.

Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students admitted to the master of science in project management program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within the first nine units of the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing , with a grade of B or better. Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria. For further information, refer to our website.

Math Proficiency Requirement

Students admitted to this program are expected to possess a level of mathematical skill at least equivalent to Intermediate Algebra (MATH 20 ). For further information, refer to our website.

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