Project Management / Master of Science

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The Master of Science in Project Management degree is a specialized program designed to provide professionals with skills in management, communication and leadership needed to manage complex projects and teams in achieving strategic organizational goals. Curriculum emphasizes strategies for maximizing and coordinating human and operational resources, budgeting, scheduling, and scope management. 

Project Managers plan and execute diverse projects within a wide variety of corporations and industries, including information technology, research and development, engineering, construction, telecommunications, health care services, manufacturing, educational services and more.

Unique Preparation for the PMP® Exam
All MS Project Management courses and seminars are approved as Professional Development Units for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. This qualifies students to take the PMP® Exam, a highly regarded credential, awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI® ), the world's leading association for the project management profession. 

Objectives

Graduates of the Master of Science in Project Management program are expected to be prepared to:

  • Complete projects under budget.
  • Deliver projects ahead of schedule.
  • Effectively organize project resources.
  • Control project deliverables.
  • Maximize human resource potential.
  • Avoid common project management mistakes.
  • Prepare students for PMP®  Exam.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 36 graduate credits in the program to complete the Master of Science in Project Management degree. Each student is required to complete eleven courses and three professional seminars. Only six hours of previous applicable graduate coursework (grade of B or higher) can be transferred into the program. A total of 30 hours must be taken at Lewis University. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.

Degree Offered: Master of Science

Total Credit Hours Required: 36

Curriculum

Program: MS-PROJ-B

I. Foundation Courses (32)

BSAD-52000Fundamentals of the Business Enterprise

3

BSAD-50800Contemporary Management Practice

3

INSY-55700Project Management

3

BSAD-63000Organizational Behavior and Development

3

BSAD-55800Human Resources Management

3

INSY-55800Risk Management

3

INSY-56500Cost Estimation and Control

3

INSY-56000Principles of Six Sigma

3

INSY-56700Project Portfolio Management

3

INSY-56800Procurement Management

3

GSEM-66700Advanced Business Ethics

1

GSEM-66800Project Management - Certification Review

1

II. Weekend Seminars (1)

GSEM-66100Advanced Oral Communication for Managers

1

GSEM-66400Conflict Management / Negotiation

1

GSEM-66300Critical Thinking for Managers

1

GSEM-66200Developing High Performance Teams

1

III. Capstone

INSY-59000Project Management Capstone

3