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The ACBSP accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Project Management degree provides students with an in-depth view of project management and the demands of the critical role to the evolution of new processes, procedures and programs. Project managers must be able to optimize physical and human resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Individuals with professional project management skills must use their ability to consistently produce efficient projects while increasing quality and competitive edge. Courses in this project management degree focus on processes including scope, scheduling, cost control and communication.

  • Next Start Date

    October 6, 2014

  • Total Credits

    48

  • Specialization Credits

    24

  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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    The Project Management specialization program offers students a hands-on approach to using project management knowledge areas to facilitate scheduling, estimating, tracking and controlling the schedule and costs of the project. As part of their coursework in this program, students can expect to learn to:

    • Adapt and innovate to solve problems.
    • Analyze various leader, follower, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers.
    • Develop plans to improve business operations.
    • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
    • Identify project stakeholders to assess their needs and issues at the beginning of the project.
    • Evaluate various organizational systems and determine how to integrate project management processes into various existing corporate structures.
    • Create a project plan (based upon the core planning processes) focused on customer needs and which effectively balances project and organizational objectives with stakeholder satisfaction and which addresses the nine project management process areas.


    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

     
    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
     
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • Coursework in the Project Management specialization program emphasizes the project phases and processes presented by such organizations as the Project Management Institute (PMI) in their Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

    SPECIALIZATION COURSES

    • Project Management: Integration, Scope, Time and Communication
    • Project Management: Planning, Execution & Closure
    • Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
    • Project Management: Cost, Quality, Risk and Procurement

     

    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who graduate from the Project Management specialization program will have learned and developed the skills and prior experience necessary to become effective and efficient project managers.

    In addition to reviewing the various industry-related expectations and standards for project managers, and how those standards and expectations vary in specific business sectors, students will hone in on such topics as project scope, integration, communication, cost, quality, risk, procurement, execution and closure.

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