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Project Management Specialization Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Manage IT Projects with Success

With today's smaller budgets and tighter deadlines, be the project manager who can deliver desired results on time and on budget. Capella’s online bachelor's in information technology, IT project management degree prepares you to lead and manage complex IT projects. Feel confident that you’re learning the most relevant industry practices with a curriculum built around the competencies in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—a globally recognized standard for project management.   

At a Glance

  • Online 
  • FlexPath Available 
  • 8-15 General Education Courses
  • 16 Core Courses
  • 8 Specialization Courses
  • 7-12 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start March 4th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Decide, Solve, & Execute

Create IT solutions to solve organizational problems and use IT tools to help make decisions along the way. 

Stay on Task & on Budget

Collaborate with your colleagues using IT tools and contribute to the management of project time and costs.

Keep Project Goals Front of Mind

Participate in the definition and monitoring of project quality and help plan the implementation with the project team. 

Communicate with Stakeholders

Communicate effectively in business environments and coordinate with all stakeholders.

Mitigate Project Delays

Assist in the management of a project’s wins and risks. 

Act Legally & Ethically

Understand ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with IT.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Get Exam-Ready

Learn CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Project+ PMI-CAPM+ exam info—and receive vouchers for free exams.

Do Engaging Coursework

Get hands-on experience with industry tools through virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

Stay Ahead in IT: Upskill with Skillsoft

Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100% competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz.

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$18,450$39,004* MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$354 per 1000-2000 level credit $410 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$14,400$26,400* ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,400 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Prior Learning Assessment

If you can demonstrate your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, you can earn credits toward your degree.

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Need to fill in some gaps? Our learning partner, Sophia, has a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Reduce Your Tuition with $8K

Enroll in your bachelor's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $8K.

Accredited & Recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

Our online IT project management bachelor's degree integrates practice and theory while focusing on the basics of project management and the knowledge areas of practice: resource allocation, risk assessment, and stakeholder management. 

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PM3000
Principles of Project Management

In this course, learners are introduced to the fundamental basics of project management and gain a broad overview of project management standards and their applicability to both business and IT projects. This course emphasizes management theories, concepts, tools and techniques defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) including the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas. This course also introduces other project management methodologies and frameworks, including Agile (Scrum, Lean, DSDM and XP), PRINCE2®, Waterfall, and Six Sigma. Finally, learners study project politics and ethics, collaboration and team building, and leadership.

3 quarter credits
PM4030 *
Scheduling, Cost, and Quality Management

This course focuses on project scheduling and cost and quality management in a business or information technology (IT) project context. Learners study project scheduling, costs and quality management processes, including quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control. Learners also monitor project results to evaluate compliance with schedule, costs and quality standards and gain an understanding of the steps involved in planning, performing, and controlling a business or IT project. Learners are introduced to a variety of scheduling, cost and quality tools that can be used independently or conjunctively. Finally, learners explore project management software to help in developing a project schedule. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.

6 quarter credits
PM4050 *
Communication and Stakeholder Management

Learners in this course focus on project communication and stakeholder management knowledge areas. Learners cover the processes, tools, and techniques used to manage project communications and stakeholders across project management process groups and emphasize executive project sponsorship as a strategic tool for project success. Learners also acquire skills in strategic business management and leadership: customer relationship and satisfaction, operational functions, conflict management, negotiation, listening, problem solving, and team building. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.

6 quarter credits
PM4060 *
Risk Management in Project Management

Learners in this course focus on project risk management and examine the processes, tools and techniques used to identify, analyze, prioritize, respond, and control risk on a project. This course emphasizes building a risk management process that can be standardized. Learners also acquire and demonstrate business management and leadership skills such as planning, environmental awareness and conditions, benefits management, brainstorming, listening, negotiation, problem solving, and team building. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.

6 quarter credits
PM4080 *
Agile Project Management

This course introduces the concepts of Agile Project Management (APM). Learners gain an understanding of APM’s objectives, which are, in part, to deliver customer value earlier in repeated iterations, adapt to changes in a more flexible and timely manner to ultimately gain a result of higher customer satisfaction, and increased team morale, collaboration, and ownership. Learners apply their skills and knowledge to a scenario that requires the development of an APM-based project plan. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.

6 quarter credits

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

FlexPath Coaches

Coaches guide and cheer you on as you move from enrollment to graduation. They help you understand your program, answer questions, and offer encouragement.

Writing Support

Sharpen your writing skills with our free tutoring services and other resources.

Career Center

Our career team can help you with resumes,  interview preparation, networking, career planning, and more.

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Career Paths in IT Project Management

Take a look at entry-level, mid-level, and advanced career options in the field.

Going Above and Beyond: 5 Soft Skills for Every Project Manager

Bring more than just management and business or information technology know-how to the table.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online BS in Information Technology, IT Project Management degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Project coordinator
  • Project lead
  • Project management consultant
  • Project manager

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Corporation
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Information technology consulting firm
  • Insurance firm
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Technology company

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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