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Project Management

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

    November 9th, 2015

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  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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  • acbsp accredited school
    ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within AIU’s business administration degrees meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. Learn more.

    Successful completion of the MBA with a specialization in Accounting can provide students with an advanced level of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how 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.
    • Apply quantitative reasoning and analysis to business and management problems using knowledge of mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
    • Develop plans to improve business operations.
    • Apply principles of quantitative and qualitative research to business cases and evaluate the quality of research presented based on these principles.
    • Use knowledge of economic concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate economic problems and opportunities.
    • Use critical thinking skills, including deriving the issue, understanding argument reasoning and developing conclusions.
    • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
    • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
    • Communicate effectively in business situations..
    • 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 regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • In this specialized curriculum, you can develop a comprehensive view of project management and the demands this critical role plays in the evolution of new processes, procedures and programs. Topics may include project scope, integration, communication, cost, quality, risk, management, procurement, planning, execution and closure.

    This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with half of your courses in your field of interest. It can help you develop an advanced, industry-specific knowledge base common to today’s multi-tasking project management professionals. For example:



    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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