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 with a concentration in Project Management degree program is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).


MBA Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate ethical dilemmas to make informed business decisions.
  2. Develop business communication skills to support organizational interaction.
  3. Interpret data using multiple modalities to solve business problems.
  4. Examine current strategies and methods applicable in major business disciplines.
  5. Review global perspectives used in a diverse business environment.

MBA-PM Concentration Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate leadership and advanced project management knowledge, technical expertise, critical-thinking, financial, and analytical skills to successfully lead program and project teams to deliver value.

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting


ECON616Applied Managerial Economics


FINC615Applied Managerial Finance


HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


PJM640Managerial Decision- Making in a Project Management Environment


PJM650Strategic Project and Risk Management in a Dynamic Environment


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 two MBA foundation courses (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 continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs must complete the 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 MGMT502 or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully 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