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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.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 7 Core Courses
  • 3 Specialization 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

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.

 

MBA in Project Management 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 personalized leadership coaching and complete a leadership assessment to develop an individualized plan that helps you focus on skills that support your ability to thrive and inspire.

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% 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
$26,268$35,820* MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$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) 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*
$10,600$23,850* ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,650 per 12-week billing session, 23 total program points, 6 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. 

Reduce Your Tuition with $3K

Enroll in your master's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $3K.

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.

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. An enrollment counselor can tell you 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 & 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

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

Financial Aid Counselors

Our team knows how to run the numbers and help find ways to save on costs.

Library

Extensive online resources and databases are a click away. Dedicated, experienced librarians can help you locate the research resources you need.

Career Center

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

Project Management Career Insights

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.

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Project Management Professional Paths

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
  • Hospital
  • Insurance carrier
  • Manufacturing organization

*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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Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals. 

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