Project Management BS in Business

Bachelor of Science in Business

Step Into project management

Capella University’s online bachelor's in business, project management degree prepares you to support the success of complex business initiatives. You’ll learn to develop project strategies, synthesize project requirements and controls, and assess performance throughout the process. And you’ll gain valuable insights through an interprofessional learning experience that combines business and IT professions.

At a Glance

  • 100% Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8–14 General education courses              
  • 10 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 7–13 Elective courses
  • Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits (135 max transfer credits)

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What you’ll learn

Develop winning strategies

Learn to effectively initiate projects and develop a product strategy that works. 

Plan to succeed

Synthesize project requirements and controls to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Make it happen

Implement plans and procedures to manage your projects through the development phase.

Evaluate results

Assess project success through evaluation of relevant performance metrics.

Wrap it up

Conclude your projects through final approval and closure activities.

Ensure professional responsibility

Evaluate individual skills and performance in legal, ethical, and professional arenas.

BS in Project Management program features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Take certification exams on us

Capella offers eligible students certification exam vouchers from CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, SAS, and PMI.

Interprofessional learning

This program incorporates interprofessional learning to give you a comprehensive view of the business and IT professions.

PMI-GAC accredited

This program specialization is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC).*
*The FlexPath options for the project management specializations are not accredited by PMI-GAC .

Immersive virtual simulations

Work with real-life examples and explore problem-solving opportunities to help prepare you for the challenges you may face in your career. 

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.

A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.

  • Enroll in one or two core courses at a time and complete as many as you want in 12 weeks
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session
$2,500 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 (75th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

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Ways to save

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Transfer credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.

Gen ed courses included

Capella students have a great way to earn gen ed credits, with access to ACE-recommended courses from our affiliate, Sophia Learning.*

Employer & association discounts

If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount. Ask your employer what offers are available.

*All transfer and PLA credit must be completed prior to starting any program in the FlexPath format. Any professional certification or external courses taken concurrently with FlexPath enrollment cannot be recognized in the Capella degree program.

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

The FlexPath options for the project management specializations are not accredited by PMI-GAC.

*Prerequisites in addition to formal education may apply. Visit PMI or CompTIA  for details.

Bachelor's in Project Management sample courses

The curriculum in Capella’s online bachelor’s in business, project management degree focuses on development of technical skills, professional behavior, and strategic awareness that is required to make informed decisions.

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PM4010 *
Process Groups and Knowledge Areas in Project Management

This course covers the project life cycle and project management processes. This includes initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and control, and closing. Learners analyze the relationship of the process groups to the Project Management Institute (PMI) knowledge areas and develop the documents and deliverables required for each stage of the project life cycle. Learners are also introduced to the importance of people‐ oriented skills, such as communications, team building and leadership. Finally, learners apply the knowledge learned in the development and managing of a project. Prerequisite(s): PM3000.

6 quarter credits
PM4020 *
Integration and Scope Management

In this course, learners cover integration management and scope management knowledge areas. Learners identify and examine the processes, tools, and techniques used to integrate activities from execution to project completion, and manage the interdependencies among the project management knowledge areas. Learners create the scope management plan component of the project management plan and emphasize a system solutions approach for gathering and defining business requirements and leveraging project change management for controlling project scope. Finally, learners consider the importance of developing strategic business and leadership skills, such as listening, problem solving, team building, market awareness, and customer relationship skills. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.

6 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
PM4040 *
Human Resources and Motivation Management

In this course, learners sample strategies for improving creativity, teamwork, and job satisfaction within a project team by creating and developing a project and recruiting team members. Learners study the theories on individual motivation and how it fits in the organizational structure. Learners examine the strengths and weaknesses of organizational development supporting project team member development to gain knowledge of how to effectively motivate project team members. Learners also gain understanding about virtual teams, how to effectively manage them, and evaluate the link between personality traits and resolving team conflicts and how to effectively communicate with your team to manage change. 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


Concentrations let you hone in on your specific area of interest that can get you even closer to your exact career goals. The concentrations you earn will be included on your transcript.

Faculty & support

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Career center

For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Project Management career insights

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

Five "soft skills" project managers need to be competitive in the field.

Different Career Paths in Business Project Management

From entry-level to executive, a look at three career paths for project managers to consider.

Project Management professional paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online project management degree.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Project manager
  • Project lead
  • Project coordinator
  • Project specialist
  • Program manager

Employment settings to explore

  • Corporation
  • Government—local, state and federal
  • Construction
  • Aerospace or defense company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Health care organization
  • Technology company
  • Manufacturing firm
  • Bank and financial institution
  • Education
  • Consulting firm
  • Military

*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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