Diana Nsemo, MBA '14

Take Charge as a Project Management Leader

In today's marketplace, it's not enough to simply bring a project in on time. Projects need to balance time-to-completion against costs, deploy human resources and other assets at optimal points, and manage community interests as well as shareholder expectation.

This innovative MBA degree program at Carlow helps students develop the skills they need to be successful Project Management Professionals (PMPs), according to the guidelines of the Project Management Institute (PMI). In this program, you'll examine in-depth case studies and receive on-the-job training that will set you apart not only as an effective project manager, but also as a well-prepared project management leader.

MBA in Project Management Program Highlights

Carlow's distinct project management MBA offers the flexibility that you need to earn your degree and stand out as an experienced, responsible leader.

  • Courses offered online and/or in-person on campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh
  • Practical, hands-on learning experiences
  • Ethics-driven curriculum
  • Simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to apply

Become a critical leader in any business management team. Apply for free online.

 


 

What Can You Do With a Project Management MBA?

Project managers are employed in virtually every industry, which means your employment opportunities could span a wide range of organizations. Career outlook is favorable for individuals with a deep knowledge of project management principles and how they apply in real-world settings.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field is projected to be 8% from 2016 to 2026. Candidates with a master's degree are well-equipped to stand out and advance in the field.

Median salary (2017)

$83,206, with the top 25% earning more than $100,649 annually

Potential job titles
  • Project Manager Team Coach
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Transition Program Manager
  • Senior Manager (PMO)
  • IT Project Manager 

MBA Project Management Course Information

 
MBA 734: Project Management 

Provides a thorough examination of the science and art of project management. This course is the capstone experience for the student. MS Project and Excel are the software programs utilized. This course emphasizes the processes involved in project/matrix management and their important role in the strategic planning process. Students will develop an understanding of the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Body of Knowledge, concepts, definitions, and approaches. Students will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned in class to manage a project. This experiential learning approach allows the student to apply the theory of this imperative skill in today's workplace.

MBA 735: Project Management Body of Knowledge

In this course, you'll develop your project management expertise through theoretical discussions, hands-on application, and simulated projects. Coursework covers the five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project) as well as nine knowledge areas (integration, project scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, and risk and procurement management).

MBA 761: Capstone Experience—Project Mgmt.  

Prepares the MBA student by combining experiential learning with academic theory. The experiential learning component will be obtained through a capstone project consisting of 200 hours in a professional management setting. The student must propose the capstone project with the current employer or an established organization and the project must be approved by the course instructor. The capstone project must consist of at least one of the five main groups of project processes as defined by Project Management Institute (PMI). The student will perform the capstone project under the instructor's supervision and will relate the capstone experience to project management theories through assignments and the final paper. Prerequisites: The student must have completed MBA 734 Project Management, MBA 735 Project Management Body of Knowledge, and MBA 736 Current Issues in Project Management.

note: this is just a small sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking. for more details about these classes and more, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website. 


MBA Admissions Requirements

Our graduate program admissions process happens on a rolling basis, meaning you can submit your MBA application any time of year. Applicants are asked to apply for free online, and submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the applicant attended
  • Personal essay that describes their academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant's leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible for students who do not meet all of the admission criteria, but who exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Have questions about applying to enroll in Carlow's MBA program? Contact our office of graduate admissions.