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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online project management degree often pursue project management, director-level, or consulting positions, especially those that are more business than IT-focused.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Aerospace and defense automation system
  • Community college
  • Construction
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Department of defense/military and government
  • Engineering
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Pharmaceutical

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Consultant
  • Project coordinator
  • Project director
  • Project lead
  • Project manager
  • Project specialist
  • Program director
  • Program manager
  • Senior project manager
  • Vice president of project management

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some jobs may prefer or even require a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

School of Business and Technology MBA Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Business and Technology masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Our School of Business and Technology MBA graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. The majority of graduates work in higher education, government/public sector, healthcare, information technology, aerospace, or consulting.

Career growth potential 42% Promotional opportunities 34% Salary and benefits 55% Tasks and responsibilites 60%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q4 2009 - Q3 2010.

Many MBA degree graduates from the School of Business and Technology report advancing in their careers and receiving a salary increase, leadership role or promotion. They also say their Capella degrees garner recognition from employers.

Advanced in career or profession 24% Successfully changed careers 13% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 2% Assumed a leadership role 19% Received a promotion 22% Received a salary increase 35% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 35% Received award 3% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 6% Conducted a research project 3% Served as a professional consultant 14%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q4 2009 - Q3 2010