Master in Business Administration – Project Management
Gain knowledge and skills required to plan and execute successful projects with an MBA.
As a project manager, you may be called upon to organize and oversee all aspects of a project from start to finish, from establishing and maintaining the budget to assembling the right staff for your team.
The Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management is designed for those seeking a business degree that goes beyond the basics.
Finish Fast – Can complete in 18 months
Enjoy Flexibility – 12 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Choose Where You Learn – 100% online courses
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $325 per month
Focus On Your Passion – Choose your Capstone
By supplementing the core MBA curriculum with a collection of courses focused on skills vital to a career as a project manager, this program aims to equip students with the expertise necessary to successfully take on leadership roles in companies ranging from established corporations to cutting-edge startups.
Aspen University is approved as a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Charter Registered Education Provider. Students who graduate with the Master of Business Administration – Project Management degree will be well on their way to qualifying for Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. For additional certification requirements, please visit the PMI website.
MBA (Project Management) Course Highlights
Students specializing in Project Management will learn the skills necessary to excel in one of the business world’s most diverse roles. The program begins with foundational courses covering topics such as:
- Business Finance
- Marketing Management
- Advanced Strategic Management
The program then delves into specialized courses including:
- Project Management Essentials
- Project Management Organization Framework
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- Application – A completed application.
- Bachelor’s Degree Transcripts – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent.
- Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)
MGT500 - Management
BUS530 - Marketing Management
BUS560 - Business Ethics
MGT570 - Advanced Strategic Management
MGT520 - Quantitative Analysis
BUS510 - Managerial Accounting
BUS550 - Business Finance
BUS540 - Managerial Economics
MGT645 - Project Management Essentials
MGT646 - Project Management Organizational Framework
MGT647 - Project Management Integration Framework
BUS799 - Graduate Capstone
Management provides a solid foundation for facing the challenges of a rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment. This course introduces the fundamental management functions of planning, decision-making, organizing, leading, and controlling, as well as the tools and techniques of managing people, processes, projects, and the work environment. Students explore current issues in management and gain insights into how successful organizations operate.3 Credits
This pulls together specialized models, tools, and processes from the perspective of the manager who is responsible implementing a coordinated marketing program. Because consumers and business buyers face an abundance of suppliers seeking to satisfy their every need, companies and not-for-profit organizations cannot survive today by simply doing a good job at marketing management. They must do an excellent job if they are to remain in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Many studies have demonstrated that the key to profitable performance is knowing and satisfying target customers with competitively superior offers. This process takes place today in an increasingly global, technical, and competitive environment. Marketing management is the conscious effort to achieve desired exchange outcomes with target markets. The marketer's basic skill lies in influencing the level, timing, and composition of demand for a product, service, organization, place, person, idea or some form of information.3 Credits
Today’s managers face many different opportunities to make decisions ethical and unethical as they compete with other firms. This course will provide an opportunity for managers to take business ethics seriously. That means taking the time to understand the core elements of the system that have gone awry and led to some extreme behaviors. Business ethics is primarily about business. This course will allow managers to get beyond the view of business as separate from ethics by allowing an opportunity to understand that business ethics is a fundamental of business management. This course begins by exploring the inherent values of future managers, how ethics is an integral aspect of an organization’s value-creation activities and aspirations.3 Credits
Advanced Strategic Management is designed to help students effectively guide an organization toward a profitable and dynamic future. This course provides students with a formal method of defining the organization's purpose and aligning the entire business to achieve corporate goals. It also examines emerging technologies in information processing as an important element of strategic planning.3 Credits
A background to use a broad array of powerful and appropriate analytic tools to make business decisions is presented. These skills will enhance the ability to contribute solutions to an organization that are based on quantitative analysis. By learning which methods are appropriate to a given solution and by becoming familiar with the assumptions associated with each method, evaluation of if the best process was used to generate results based on the available data. Skills to become a better decision-maker and problem-solver are presented. A key ability is to use mathematical programming to make or confirm decisions instead of relying on rules of thumb, opinions, and expert judgement.3 Credits
Accounting, the language of business, provides crucial decision-making information to business organizations. This introduction to financial and managerial accounting prepares students to construct and interpret financial statements, generate budgets, and to use accounting data for strategic and management purposes with an emphasis on profitability. Legal and ethical issues in accounting are also discussed.3 Credits
This course explores financial statement and cash flow analysis and the time value of money. It presents information on bonds and stock valuation and risk, return, and value. There are also discussions on capital budgeting processes and techniques, cash flow and capital budgeting, and cost of capital and project risk. Options and the international financial market are discussed as well.3 Credits
Economics is the study of how resources are allocated. People of a nation and their government decide how much of a commodity should be produced and how that commodity is allocated. The allocation is done by a price system in free markets. There, prices determine how commodities are to be allocated, and prices determine how much should be made by a business. Microeconomics conveys the study of this allocation system to the level of an individual business. For over 200 years, business behavior has been carefully studied, conclusions made and tested, the models formulated and refined. Managerial Economics draws on the principles of economics and applies them to managerial decisions. It is incumbent on the student to be well versed in economic theories, models, and concepts so that their applications are pertinent, appropriate, and well-reasoned.3 Credits
Introduction of the fundamental elements of effective project management and provides students with the opportunity to apply these elements using exercises and examples based on real-time projects. The tools and techniques used to plan, measure, and control projects, as well as the methods used to organize and manage projects, are also discussed. Focus is on developing project managers who can find the right people to do the right work at the right time, and for these people to make the right decisions. If you intend to certify as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, initiate contact with the Project Management Institute at www.pmi.org and/or your local PMI® chapter.3 Credits
Project Management Organizational Framework covers principles and practices presented in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Standards Committee. This guide addresses such organizational and structural issues as scope, time management, human resource planning, and project communications, and serves as the foundation for the project manager certification areas of competency.3 Credits
PMIF completes the topics presented in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge and includes project cost, quality, procurement, and risk management. Continuing the work from PMOF, PMIF provides students with additional opportunities to apply these concepts using real-life exercises and examples. Special consideration is given to preparing students for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.3 Credits
The capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment. This project is completely individualized; students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth and benefit the organization.3 Credits