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Reach for your potential as an IT project manager with an online Master of Science degree in Information Technology, Project Management from Capella. In this specialization, you can build a foundational understanding of both traditional and Agile project management methodologies. You’ll establish your expertise by developing a cutting-edge technical skill set. You’ll also work on a project with a real organization or company to gain a deeper understanding of how to apply your skills in the field.
This MS in IT degree is designed to help entry- and mid-level IT professionals enhance their technical expertise in pursuit of advanced professional IT roles.
The mission of Capella University's MS in IT specialization in Project Management is to provide learners with a solid understanding of management theories, methodologies, processes, and strategies. It provides learners with the knowledge, skills, and experience to meet business needs and requirements effectively.
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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): PM5018, or completion of or concurrent registration in PM5331.
|4 quarter credits|
Project Budgeting, Procurement, and Quality
Learners investigate project cost, quality, and procurement in business or information technology (IT) project context. Learners analyze 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): PM5018, or 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): PM5018, or completion of or concurrent registration in PM5333.
|4 quarter credits|
Project Leadership and Management
In this course, learners examine the role and skills required of project leaders across organizations by exploring a wide range of leadership roles, including manager, problem solver, facilitator, trainer, communicator, and advocate. Learners analyze how each of these roles affects the ability to create a cohesive project team, and synthesize a step-by-step approach to leadership and team-building. Finally, learners demonstrate an understanding of leadership ethics, leadership and project strategy, and the relationship between leadership and project management politics. Prerequisite(s): PM5334.
|4 quarter credits|
Agile Project Management Theory and Practice
In this course, learners apply the Agile Project Management (APM) methodology, which emphasizes an iterative process and adaptation to change in a more flexible and timely manner, achieving higher stakeholder satisfaction, and increasing team morale, collaboration, and results ownership. Learners apply Agile practices to address business needs, project goals, and requirements and use Agile to anticipate and manage project risks to achieve successful projects. Prerequisite(s): PM5335.
|4 quarter credits|
*Course has prerequisite(s). See catalog for details.
This specialization examines fundamentals of IT project management through the lens of current technologies—including organizational, legal, professional, and ethical elements of the field. The curriculum develops a real-world understanding of the processes, techniques, and tools currently used to plan, execute, and control IT projects in various professional settings. Traditional and Agile project management methodologies are both used to build expertise in budgeting, procurement, quality, project plan development, project risk management, and project leadership management.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
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Program eligible for Experiential Learning
Use your experience: bring your real-world projects into the courseroom to complete assignments and demonstrate what you're learning.
The total cost of your degree will depend on academic performance, transfer credits, scholarships and other factors. See GuidedPath cost information below.
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$715 per credit, $175 resource kit fee, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, effective July 10, 2023, and is subject to change. Your price will vary depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. Books, supplies, and other fees are not included in this estimate. GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. New or recently revised program estimates are based on comparable programs.
Capella is committed to transparency in its tuition and pricing. In addition to tuition, you will be responsible for additional costs, which may include an application fee, travel expenses, and practicum costs. A resource kit fee of $50-$200, charged quarterly or per billing session, covers the cost of required books, software, and other course materials. Click here to review program-specific fee amounts in our University Catalog.
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Accreditation and recognitions provide evidence that we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability.
The masters in IT with a specialization in project management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).*
The GAC Accredited Program seal is a mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.
*The FlexPath option for the project management specializations are not accredited by PMI-GAC.
Applicants to the MSIT in Project Management program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
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Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Information Technology, Project Management.
*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.