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Online Master of Science in Project Management
As projects become more complex in the increasingly global and virtual world of work—moving across borders, industries, and work settings—there is a need for project managers with the skills to effectively manage them. The online MS in Project Management at Saint Mary’s University offers the advanced project management skills and practical leadership abilities you need to advance in this growing profession.
Increase your potential with a project management degree focused on leadership
Through the curriculum of Saint Mary’s online project management degree program, you’ll study principles and best practices of project knowledge as well as leadership concepts and skills. Project management coursework closely mirrors the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide, the gold standard of principles and best practices in the field. Topics covered include the process of defining, implementing, and evaluating a project, including planning and estimation; human resource management; and quality control – giving you the skills and knowledge needed to manage complex projects from conceptualization through to completion.
Leadership-focused coursework presents a broad view of organizations from a management perspective, covering topics such as critical thinking, strategic planning, decision making, quantitative methods, financial management, and ethics.
Gain knowledge and skills that can benefit you throughout your career
With outcomes that can be applied to most industries and fields, this flexible project management distance learning degree program will teach you how to:
- Plan and manage complex projects using various industry tools and techniques
- Manage and incorporate change throughout the lifecycle of a project
- Address cross-cultural, social, and political issues that impact international projects
- Work with and effectively lead diverse groups and populations
- Incorporate an ethical perspective in all communications and professional activities
A final capstone course allows you to integrate your newly gained project management and leadership knowledge. If your work is international in scope, or if you would like to pursue international projects, you may also choose to incorporate a global view through one of two electives that specifically address business from an international perspective.
Earning your master’s in Project Management at Saint Mary’s can also help give your career a boost if you are considering sitting for the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination. Saint Mary’s University is one of only 32 schools in the world accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center. If you apply before June 2014, your master’s degree will also count for 1,500 of the 4,500 hours of project management experience required to take the exam.
Maximize your potential for ongoing personal and professional growth
Saint Mary’s encourages you to become a thoughtful, ethical project manager ready for a life of service and leadership. Working with our international student body, caring faculty, and committed, supportive staff willing to help you succeed in every way you can maximize your life-long potential for ongoing personal and professional growth.
Find out more about how the online master’s in project management degree at Saint Mary’s can help make you into a strong and effective project manager: call us at 877-308-9954 or request more information today.