Master of Business Administration - Project Management Concentration

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management (MBA-PM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at our Colorado campuses. It includes 32 credit hours in the business administration core and 16 credit hours in the project management concentration.

This degree program is designed to provide the tools, techniques, and the opportunity to develop the skills needed to effectively manage projects. In addition, the program integrates business foundation courses with the theory and practice of project management in order to prepare well-equipped and skilled project managers. The curriculum is designed to help graduates prepare to pursue careers in project management by developing proficiency in decision-making, program and portfolio management, business tools and techniques, and the principles and skills of project management.


This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

Program Accreditation and Alignments

The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MBA-PM Concentration program is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). CTU is also a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).

PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.  For the full list of PMI's legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.


MBA prepares the student to:

  • Manage across various businesses and disciplines
  • Apply business theories, concepts, and methods to current or future positions
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the mission and value proposition of the organization

MBA Program Learning Outcomes

  • 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

MBA-PM Concentration Learning Outcomes

  • 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


ECON616Applied Managerial Economics


FINC615Applied Managerial Finance


HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


PM640Applied Managerial Decision-Making in a Project Management Environment


PM650Strategic Project & Risk Management in Dynamic Environments


Total Credit Hours:28

Courses: Concentration

PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations


PM610Project Planning, Execution and Closure


PM620Schedule and Cost Control Techniques


PM630Contracting and Procurement in Project Management


PM665Project Management Capstone


Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 48

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.


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

Area of Study

  • Business & Management
  • Project Management

Degree Level

  • Master