Master of Science in Management - Project Management Concentration

The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Project Management (MSM-PM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at both Colorado campuses. The program includes 28 credit hours devoted to the management core and 20 credit hours for the project management concentration.

This program is for students who may not have an undergraduate degree in business, yet want to study project management. This concentration is designed to help the student develop the skills and knowledge of 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 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), considered to be the industry standard.


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 transferable 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 Master of Science 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 also a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).

PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


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 Program Learning Outcomes

  • Lead, communicate, and direct technical business initiatives and day-to-day operations
  • Analyze, develop, and implement strategies for improving business processes and operations
  • Integrate Research and Development, marketing, production, and finance strategies
  • Apply project management practices to projects and initiatives

MSM-PM Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the major elements of the Project Management Framework 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 nine 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

HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making


MGMT604Organizational Behavior


MGMT640Operations Management


MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing


PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations


PM665Project Management Capstone


Total Credit Hours:32

Courses: Concentration

PM610Project Planning, Execution and Closure


PM620Schedule and Cost Control Techniques


PM630Contracting and Procurement in Project Management


PM670Special Topics in Project Management


Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 48


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

Area of Study

  • Business & Management
  • Project Management

Degree Level

  • Master