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Master’s Concentration

Project Management

Gain practical experience in project management by using the tools and techniques leveraged for large-scale and smaller projects. Organizations rely on sound project management to ensure timeline, scope, and budget goals are met, so be prepared with skills needed to deliver. The curriculum aligns with the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge and prepares you for the PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 18 months

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Skills You’ll Learn

Plan, manage, and execute projects

Use project management technology and software

 

Develop procurement plans and assess contracts

 

Curriculum

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Project Management requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

5

Core Courses

4

Concentration
Courses

3

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

ORL 4500 Leadership Development
ORL 4510 Building the 21st-Century Organization
ORL 4520
Principles of Financing for Organizations
ORL 4905 Graduate Social Research Methods
ORL 4901 Capstone Project 
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ORL 4902 Capstone Seminar
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ORL 4904 Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar 
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ICT 4100 Principles of Project Management
ICT 4105 Project Contracts and Procurement
ICT 4110 Project Risk and Quality Management
ICT 4115 Project Management Dynamics
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Organizational Leadership program include:

ICT 4001 Technology Leadership
ICT 4015
Managing Technology For Strategic Value
ICT 4020
Business Forecasting and Planning
ICT 4160 Advanced Methods for Complex Projects
ICT 4170 Agile Techniques and Practices in Project Management
ORL 4400 Leading Strategic Planning in Organizations
ORL 4420 Leading Change for Transformation
ORL 4530 Leading a Culture of Organizational Innovation

Elective courses may be chosen from among non core and concentration courses in the Organizational Leadership program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals

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Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master’s degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Organizational Leadership.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Project Management

By 2027 employers will need 87.7 million individuals in project management roles, according to the Project Management Institute. Employers will need to fill 2.2 million project-orientated roles annually.

Demand will be high in various industries including healthcare, information services, finance, oil and gas, construction, business services, and manufacturing.

A shortage of skilled and educated project managers, according to a recent CEO Survey by PwC, makes now the time to enter the field.


 

 

 

 

Job Titles

 
 
Administrator
Consultant
Director
Program Lead
Program Manager
Project Scheduler
 

 

 

 

Project Manager I Salary: National Average

$87,426

(Project Management Institute)
 

 

 

 

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Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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