Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Project Management

In an environment of continuous growth and perpetual change, a highly strategic level of project management expertise is essential to every organization. GCU‛s MBA in project management provides a comprehensive exploration of the discipline. It aligns with the global standards outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the leading professional membership organization in this field.

MBA candidates who choose to pursue GCU‛s project management emphasis are offered strong academic preparation for PMI‛s competitive certification process.

PMI Project Management Certifications

The traditional, evening or online MBA project management courses are based on PMI‛s Body of Knowledge for these three levels of certification:
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®): As a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners, the CAPM® certification is designed for business professionals with little or no project experience. It demonstrates an understanding in the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP®): Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® is one of the most important industry-recognized certifications for project managers. It demonstrates the ability to lead and direct projects.
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP®): Designed for project managers who operate within extremely fluid environments, the ACP® certification recognizes knowledge of agile project management, which is used in the development of non-standard or highly customizable products in IT, infrastructure and engineering.

MBA Curriculum

The highly sought after Master of Business Administration degree in today‛s competitive job market nurtures a spirit of innovation at GCU. On the three pillars of entrepreneurship, servant leadership and innovation that the College of Business stands upon, the MBA degree provides the capacity for transformational leadership.

It explores advanced management and strategic decision making through a case based practical approach to learning. With the support of expert faculty who possess industry experience that can bring the concepts of a textbook to life, the MBA program offers an engaging experience.

The traditional, evening or online MBA program can be earned in about 16 months or 34 credits for students that meet the necessary prerequisites. The project management emphasis requires an additional eight credits or 16 weeks.

Project Management in Focus

Project managers are tasked with organizing large scale planning efforts that seamlessly integrate corporate resources, budgets and lines of communication. Project management crosses all the key functional areas of business and executes a vital role in the daily operations of an organization.

Program SOC

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