Master of Project Management
About the program
Why project management?
Project management is a highly marketable skill set with broad applications. Recent graduates in engineering, sustainability, the performing arts, healthcare and many other professional fields will benefit by building an advanced, applied skill set upon their disciplinary expertise. Working professionals will benefit by gaining advanced skills to systematically approach their organization’s complex projects and achieve better outcomes.
Why study project management at ASU?
The Master of Project Management program will assist students in becoming knowledge producers in the field of project management while getting experiential learning within the subject. The program will provide students with the expertise and knowledge needed for advanced positions as project managers and project leaders in a wide range in public, private, and non-profit settings.
Students will learn to plan and execute complex projects by applying advanced project management models and methods, with particular emphasis on scope, risk, quality, scheduling, cost resources, procurement, communication, stakeholder engagement, integration, and leadership. Students will acquire multiple approaches to value delivery by tailoring projects using predictive, adaptive, and hybrid approaches.
Course topics include:
- integrative thinking
- ethical literacy and values thinking
- teamwork and collaborative competency
- interpersonal skills
- critical thinking and problem solving
- sustainable development in project management
- cost management
- integration management
- procurement management
- quality management
- risk management
- schedule management
- scope management
- stakeholder management
- communication management
The 33-credit-hour program includes:
— 9 required courses
— 4 elective courses
— An applied project as the culminating experience:
Drawing on coursework, complete a case study of an organization of your choosing, where you identify and discuss the scope of the problem, the intervention to be undertaken, and the results of the intervention.
All courses are taught by faculty who hold terminal degrees in their fields. The degree may be completed at ASU Tempe campus or Online, and both on-ground and online students are eligible to be considered for graduate assistantships and teaching assistantships.