Program Details

Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Project Management

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business
Now Enrolling
Approximate Course Length: Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Total Program Credits: 54 Credits
Transfer Credits: Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program

Overview

Earn Your MBA and Prepare for Your PMI Certification

With Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Project Management, you can bolster your competency in efficient business practices. Offered by the Colangelo College of Business, this project management degree program incorporates research-based strategies with business fundamentals to nurture your skills in traditional and agile project management. Coursework to prepare you for functional management is logically embedded throughout your program to support your development into an adept project manager.

In this MBA in project management degree program, you learn the core functions of a project manager and apply research based concepts to improve your effectiveness. You use your interpersonal skills to address each business function and discuss innovative methods to minimize processes and enhance productivity. If you choose to pursue GCU's Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Project Management, you have access to intense academic training to help you prepare for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) competitive certification process.

Degree Outcomes

Prepare for Your Project Management Institute (PMI) Certifications

Traditional, evening and online MBA project management courses align with PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and may prepare you for the following certifications:

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM): Entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for business professionals with little or no project experience, this certification exemplifies your increased understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes required for effective project management.

Project Management Professional (PMP): Globally demanded, this certification is important for project managers seeking industry-recognized credential. It demonstrates your ability to lead and direct projects.

Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP): Designed for project managers who operate within extremely fluid environments, the ACP certification demonstrates your knowledge of agile project management, used to develop non-standard and highly customizable products in IT, infrastructure and engineering.

What You Will Learn

Real-World MBA Project Management Coursework

The MBA in project management accelerates your learning through multiple course topics and objectives:

  • Managerial concepts and strategies relating to the management of operations in both manufacturing and service environments
  • Traditional project management as delineated in the Project PMI's PMBOK
  • Microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts relevant to contemporary business
  • Quantitative tools and techniques used to model business functions and applications
  • Current services marketing concepts, principles and theories
  • Definition, formulation and execution of strategy within organizations

Career Outcomes

Potential Careers with Advanced Project Management Skills

The project management MBA offers you advanced skills and prepares you to pursue a career as a project analyst, project manager, executive, director of operations, manager or other business leader. Typical workplaces include business entities, service organizations, engineering and IT firms, design organizations and government agencies.

GCU Classroom Lecture Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Project Management

Course List

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Major:
54 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
54 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the College of Business. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the College of Business, key concepts of leadership, and an overview of how the science of organizational behavior contributes to effective leaders and managers.

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and for students who have not had accounting in undergraduate work. Topics covered include the principles and practices of financial accounting and the fundamentals of managerial accounting, such as cost behavior and budgeting. The course covers accounting theories using computational examples, and homework is problem solving.

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and is designed for students who have not had finance in undergraduate work. Topics covered include financial analysis, financial planning, asset evaluation, capital structure, and working capital management.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare students in mathematical, probability, and statistical concepts for their upcoming studies in quantitative methods. The course is intended for those students who have not had any prior statistical education, although students who have had statistics should also consider taking the course as a refresher.

Course Description

This courses introduces microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts that are relevant to contemporary business. Emphasis is placed on using economic data for business decision making.

Course Description

This course is a study in the quantitative tools and techniques used to model business functions and applications. Emphasis is placed on how to set up models, and how to interpret and apply their results. Prerequisite: SYM-506.

Course Description

Management of the marketing function, market environmental analysis, and marketing planning, strategy, and control are fundamentals of marketing management. The course examines the marketing process, marketing research, product development innovation and diffusion, pricing strategy, distribution value drain, advertising and promotion, and strategic marketing issues. Emphasis is placed on case study analysis and current academic research with a marketing plan as a significant curriculum component.

Course Description

This course covers managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting, including the study of cost behavior, cost systems, budgeting, and performance evaluation. Coursework includes case studies, group projects, and class discussion. Prerequisite: ACC-502.

Course Description

Operations Management examines managerial concepts and strategies relating to the management of operations in both manufacturing and service environments. Emphasis is placed on methods to streamline and drive inefficiencies out of a firm’s internal processes to build a highly efficient organization. The course also focuses on external processes by examining ways to achieve greater supply chain integration with suppliers and customers. Quantitative and qualitative methods and tools are introduced and applied. Prerequisite: SYM-506.

Course Description

This course discusses elements of business financial decisions, including financial forecasting and development of proformas, management of working capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, and raising funds in capital markets. Prerequisite: FIN-504.

Course Description

This course examines the definition, formulation, and execution of strategy within organizations. There is specific emphasis on the role of innovation and leadership in strategic management and an organization’s ability to achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Prerequisites: MGT-605, MKT-607, ACC-650, and FIN-650.

Course Description

This course covers fundamental aspects of traditional project management as delineated in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This course is designed to help prepare students for the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) exams. The course also covers the basic logistics of taking the CAPM and PMP certification exams. Prerequisites: MGT-655 and BUS-660.

Course Description

This course covers agile aspects of project management including agile principles, best practices, and tools and techniques across major agile methodologies. This course is designed to help prepare students for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) exam. The course also covers the basic logistics of taking the ACP certification exam. Prerequisite: MGT-640.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

Online and Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.