Master of Business Administration - Project Management Concentration

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management (MBA-PM) degree program is designed to provide the tools, techniques and skills needed to effectively manage projects. The curriculum covers in detail the nine knowledge areas specified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), the industry standard for project management. In addition, the program integrates business foundation courses with the theory and the practice of project management in order to prepare well-equipped and skilled project managers.

MBA Program prepares the student:

  • to know how to manage across various business disciplines
  • to apply business theories, concepts and methods to a current or future position
  • to contribute to the enhancement of the mission and value-proposition of the organization

MBA-Project Management program competencies:

  • Synthesize ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking and reasoning skills in a business environment.
  • Integrate professional applied research in order to validate and justify decision making.
  • Formulate information in order to communicate effectively across the appropriate channels.
  • Utilize appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Combine the major functional areas of business administration including the critical skills necessary to solve business problems, individually and collaboratively.
  • Apply the project management process and knowledge areas to a project.
  • Analyze project scope and identify project key tasks and stakeholders.
  • Develop a detailed list of project tasks and arrange them in a project work breakdown structure.

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting

4

ECON616Applied Managerial Economics

4

FINC615Applied Managerial Finance

4

HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management

4

INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

4

PM640Applied Managerial Decision-Making in a Project Management Environment

4

PM650Strategic Project & Risk Management in Dynamic Environments

4

Total Credit Hours:28

Courses: Concentration

PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations

4

PM610Project Planning, Execution and Closure

4

PM620Schedule and Cost Control Techniques

4

PM630Contracting and Procurement in Project Management

4

PM665Project Management Capstone

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 48

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Project Management delivered at the applicable ground campuses and Colorado Technical University’s Virtual Campus is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
CTU is a recognized provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI™) Educational Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.).

MBA Foundation Requirements

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.
Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.
If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.
MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501 prior to starting INTD670 and complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus