MBA in Project Management

Online MBA in Project Management

Create ambitious goals and get results. With an MBA in Project Management from the Forbes School of Business® at Ashford University, you will master the discipline of successfully completing the specific objectives of any large endeavor. Through three specific courses of the Project Management specialization, you will build upon your competency in project planning and risk management while developing a wide range of expertise in procurement, finance, and operations.

Earn your MBA with Project Management specialization online

Give yourself a new goal: earn an MBA with Project Management specialization through Ashford University. Use custom online tools, apps, and services to make the most of every course, helping you apply real-world knowledge to your career. Plus, this online project management focused degree allows you to pursue your coursework with a flexible schedule. Get started today.

What is an MBA in Project Management?

What is an MBA in Project Management? An MBA in Project Management combines a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in project management methodology to help graduates realistically achieve even the biggest goals. Topics like project planning and life-cycle management, procurement, operations management, scheduling, and financial analysis are taught often including the latest in project management software and technology. Common career prospects for individuals with an MBA in Project Management may include corporate managers, business developers, and project managers in industries like information technology and manufacturing.

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Project Management MBA Courses

(9 credits, each course is 3 credits)

To achieve your MBA in Project Management, you must complete these three courses of the MBA in Project Management specialization in addition to the core MBA courses.

BUS 611 Project Planning & Management
This course introduces students to the art and science of project management as applied to different types of project situations. Topics such as project life-cycle management, project organizations and leadership, project team building, RFPs, proposals and contracts, techniques for project scope definition, work definition, estimating, scheduling, risk management, control and closeout, the project management methodology, and PM software are covered.

BUS 612 Advanced Project Procurement
This course emphasizes a hands-on approach to using project management knowledge areas to facilitate scheduling, estimating, tracking and controlling the schedule and costs of the project. A project baseline will be set so that actual schedule and cost variances can be compared to the project baseline and corrective actions can be developed to address the variances. In this course students will learn about the legal, ethical, and fiscal considerations in procurement and contracts. Students will examine ways of identifying, evaluating and mitigating risk in scheduling, cost control, contracting and procurement.

BUS 697 Project Management Strategy
This course focuses on application of managerial approaches necessary to align significant projects with organizational strategy. It examines and discusses how firms determine business benefits and project feasibility, report progress, and measure project quality while communicating with key organizational stakeholders. Emphasis is placed on Earned Value Management techniques and achieving project progress and technical performance of the project.

If this online MBA specialization fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.