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This specialization is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC)*.
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*The FlexPath option for the project management specialization is not accredited by PMI-GAC.
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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.
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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
situations and assessing their impact after project completion.
This course covers contemporary models of leadership and examines
behaviors and skills of effective leaders. Learners assess their own
leadership strengths and how to lead effectively in their work
settings. Learners also analyze ways in which leaders use their skills
to support innovation, change, and collaboration within organizations.
Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been
admitted to the MBA degree program. Cannot be fulfilled by
transfer or prior learning assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
Project Management Foundations
In this course, learners are introduced to the fundamentals of
project management and gain an overview of project management
standards and their applicability to managing projects. This course
introduces and emphasizes management methodologies and frameworks,
including those defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
Learners focus on the aspects of effective project management
leadership including project politics and ethics, and
|4 quarter credits|
Project Management, Planning, Execution, and Control
This course covers the components of project management within the project planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling process groups. Learners identify project requirements and develop a project plan that considers project scope, time, and cost in managing competing project requirements. Learners also demonstrate the application of various project management tools including activity estimation, resource assignment, work breakdown structure (WBS) creation and the development of a project management schedule. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PM5331.
|4 quarter credits|
Project Budgeting, Procurement, and Quality
This course focuses on project cost, quality, and
procurement in business or information technology (IT) project
context. Learners examine the fundamental concepts and principles of
the following project management knowledge areas: project cost
management, project quality management, and project procurement
management by demonstrating the application of tools, techniques, and
methodologies within these areas of study. Learners apply various
tools and techniques, in an integrative manner, to manage
interdependencies among project management process groups.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PM5332.
|4 quarter credits|
Project Risk Assessment and Control
Learners in this course examine and demonstrate their knowledge of
the components of project risk management including assessing project
risk identification and mitigation strategies; evaluation of risk
impact analysis methods; and evaluation of risk analysis techniques to
ensure project success. Learners also assess project risk management
certifications and professional development activities to identify
future project risk management professional opportunities.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PM5333.
|4 quarter credits|
Earning your MBA can help prepare you to lead a dynamic field as you explore these and other critical areas of focus.
Five soft skills to help project managers become competitive in the
From entry level to executive, a look at three career options for
project managers to consider.
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Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
MBA in Project Management degree.
*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.
While the project management field offers a variety of career paths and focus areas, some of the more common paths include:
Provide advice and expertise to forecast time, resources, and budgeting requirements to coordinate the work within a project team and meet business objectives.
Job titles to explore may include working as a consultant for an insurance carrier, bank, government or nongovernment organizations, or health care organizations.
Be at the forefront of exciting endeavors by managing resources to complete all necessary aspects of a project from beginning to end.
Job titles to explore may include working as a program manager, project manager, or senior project manager for architectural or engineering firms.
Help a college or university execute its goals in alignment with its overall vision while managing complex projects with strategies for success.
Job titles to explore may include working as a program manager, project manager, or senior project manager in a land-based or online college or university within a public or private institution.
Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.
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