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Project Management Specialization Master of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology

Become an Effective Project Leader

In today’s fast-paced business world, project management experts are the links uniting and driving cross-functional teams to support the success of business initiatives. Capella University's online MBA in Project Management degree program can put you in demand by equipping you with leadership and team-development skills. Master project procurement, solicitation, planning, management, and control. This 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.

What to Expect

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 11 Core Courses
  •  4 Elective Courses
  •  Capstone

Classes Start December 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.

Admissions Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Build Project Management Muscle

Apply business and organizational principles and techniques to align the roles and responsibilities of the project team.

Plan with PMI®

Create plans using industry standard tools and project management practices defined by the Project Management Institute.

Develop & Direct Teams

Use team-development and leadership skills to successfully integrate all players and ensure project success.

Grow Team Skills

Build leadership and team-development skills to support the success of complex, cross-functional business projects. 

Meet Project Objectives

Forecast the time, resources, and budget required to meet project objectives. 

Assess & Mitigate Risks

Employ various analysis techniques to assess and mitigate the risks surrounding a project.


Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Have Your PMP®?

With a Prior Learning Assessment, you may be able to save up to $9,310* on your MBA.

Earn a Certificate as You Learn

Apply for a Graduate Certificate in Business Management, a benefit that can provide relevant skills and abilities to advance your career.

Full Access to WSJ

We’ve teamed with The Wall Street Journal to give business students full digital access to timely, relevant business news.

*Savings inclusive of fees charged by Capella to evaluate and award academic credit for your prior learning. The documented credit fee of $50 is assessed each quarter you request documented credit. Capella reserves the right to change fees at any time.

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 percent 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
$780 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 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 simultaneously) per 12-week billing session
  • Based on a program point system; 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay one flat-rate tuition fee per session*
$2,500 per quarter, 24 total program points, 6 max transfer points

Get the Details

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

*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.

MBA in Project Management Online Degree Program - Capella University

Ask our Alumni

Have questions about our programs and what actual alumni have done with their degree? Ask our alumni about their experiences, and see if Capella is a fit for you.


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. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Learn about PLA »

Accredited & Respected

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 MBA in Project Management core courses develop business skills and explore the fundamentals of management and leadership, while specialized courses focus on decision-making ability during shifting situations, as well as assessing their impact after project completion. 

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
MBA6231 Project Planning, Management, and Financial Control
MBA6233 Assessing and Mitigating Risk
MBA6235 Project Procurement and Solicitation
MBA6237 Advanced Project Management Techniques

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.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.

Career Center

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

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

Which Online MBA Program Is Right for You?

If you’re considering an online MBA, Capella offers 12 specializations to help move your career forward.

Read the blog post »

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

Five soft skills to help project managers become competitive in the field.

Five soft skills to help project managers become competitive in the field.

Read the blog post »

Different Career Paths in Business Project Management

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

Read the blog post »

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our MBA in Project Management degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Project coordinator
  • Project lead
  • Project specialist
  • Project manager
  • Project director
  • Senior project manager
  • Vice president of project management
  • Program manager
  • Program director
  • Consultant

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Construction
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Engineering
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Pharmaceutical

*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.

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