Master of Science in Management - Project Management Concentration

The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Project Management (MSM-PM) program prepares the student with the skills and knowledge needed to become an effective project manager, including time/conflict management; teams and HR management; risk analysis and management; scheduling techniques; organizations and processes; cost, budgeting and scheduling; procurement and contracting; and control systems implementation. Program content covers key areas contained in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), considered to be the industry standard by the Project Management.


MSM Program prepares the student to:

  • Evaluate the appropriate leadership and management actions needed across disciplines and in various global environments
  • Synthesize theory and practice in day-to-day managerial decision making and organizational change
  • Apply appropriate strategic, technical, operational, and ethical principles to solve organizational challenges and meet organizational goals and objectives.

MSM- PM Program competencies:

  • Identify the major elements of the Project Management Framework (PMF) and the significance of aligning projects with organizational strategic plans.
  • Develop a project charter to include the project scope and identify the project sponsor and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop a comprehensive project management plan to include elements from the 10 knowledge areas of project management processes.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to include the work package level of the project.
  • Explain the management of stakeholder engagement, including methods of communication with project stakeholders.
  • Evaluate change, scope, schedule, costs, and risk monitoring, as well as control strategies and processes. 
  • Determine the strategy for closing a project or phase, including all procurements and contractual obligations.

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments


MGMT604Organizational Behavior


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making


MGMT605Graduate Research Methods


MGMT640Operations Management


MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing


PM665Project Management Capstone


Total Credit Hours:32

Courses: Concentration

PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations


PM610Project Planning, Execution and Closure


PM620Schedule and Cost Control Techniques


PM630Contracting and Procurement in Project Management


Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 48

The Master of Science in Management with a Concentration in Project Management delivered through Colorado Technical University's Virtual Campus is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI's legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.

Registered by:

Project Management Institute, Registered Education Provider. CTU is a recognized provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI™) Educational Provider Program (PMI-R.E.P.). 


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

Area of Study

  • Business & Management
  • Project Management