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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 help 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**
  • 7 Core Courses
  • 3 Specialization Courses
  •  Capstone


**Some required specialization courses in the MBA, Project Management program in the FlexPath format will launch on a rolling basis through September 2018. This may affect the duration and tuition costs for students in these programs. Contact an enrollment counselor for details.

Classes Start April 9th

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.

Meet Project Objectives

Coordinate the work within the project team while forecasting the time and budget required to meet project objectives.

Assess & Mitigate Risks

Evaluate various risk analysis techniques to assess and reduce the risks surrounding a project.

Manage Scope Effectively

Define customer and business requirements to identify project scope and evaluate methods for minimizing and managing scope creep.

Communicate Progress to Stakeholders

Develop the skills necessary to inform stakeholders about project progress.


Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Data Storytelling Infused in MBA

Analytics is woven throughout your program to help you cultivate a deeper understanding of how to use data to shape organizational decisions.

Personalized Leadership Coaching

You’ll receive a leadership assessment and personalized coaching from a trusted expert to help you build on your management skills.

Develop an ePortfolio

Leverage a series of Portfolio Work Projects to demonstrate your strategic acumen to current and future employers.

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
$796 per credit, 45 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*
$2,650 per quarter, 23 total program points, 6 max transfer points

*Some required specialization courses in the MBA, Project Management program in the FlexPath format will launch on a rolling basis through September 2018. This may affect the duration and tuition costs for students in these programs. Contact an enrollment counselor for details.

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.

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. 

Prior Learning Assessment

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

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

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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.


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 during shifting sitiuations and assessing their impact after project completion. 

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
PM5018 Project Management Foundations
PM5332* Project Management, Planning, Execution, and Control
PM5333* Project Budgeting, Procurement, and Quality
PM5334* Project Risk Assessment and Control

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 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.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


Powerful databases and resources relevant to your field—and dedicated, experienced librarians to help you do the research. 

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.

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

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

Different Career Paths in Business Project Management

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

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

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*

  • Consultant
  • Program manager
  • Project manager
  • Senior project manager

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Architectural and/or engineering firm
  • Bank
  • College or university
  • Community or technical college
  • Consulting firm
  • Insurance carrier
  • Hospital
  • Manufacturing organization

*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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