Master of Business Administration Project Management
Advance your project management career
Earning an MBA with a project management concentration from Strayer University can give you the opportunity to develop skills and confidence for navigating the challenges of bringing projects to completion. Your courses will cover subjects like managing time constraints, budgets, staffing and business requirements that are specific to individual projects.
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Project management MBA program details
Learn how to initiate, plan, execute and control the work your team produces to meet goals and achieve success.
Is an MBA in Project Management good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Manage the process of determining project costs, project scheduling and sequencing, and quality business project management to ensure successful project delivery.
- Apply techniques for identifying, analyzing and minimizing the risks inherent to projects.
- Apply the fundamentals of the project management process to an organizational project.
How long does it take to get a master’s degree in business administration?
- There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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How much does an MBA in Project Management cost?
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How much does an MBA in Project Management cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Program cost breakdown
This MBA program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $2,985 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
*Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in North Carolina or Pennsylvania may transfer up to four classes.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
Expand your project management skills
Master schedule management, budget preparation, resource allocation and the creation and communication of performance objectives. Specific control methods discussed in the program’s coursework include the Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) and the Gantt chart. View all courses.
Required MBA courses
Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determine appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture, and managing change. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence human behavior in an organization.
The ability to communicate with clarity, confidence, persuasion and passion is an increasingly vital skill in business. This course focuses on tailoring your communication style to your audience. You will learn about communication strategies, effective business writing, and improving interpersonal communications and understand why communication is one of the most important skills in business.
Examines the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyzes the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. Analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills will be exercised through the use of case analysis and decision-making that will involve the core business functions, leadership challenges and global operations. A grade of B or higher is required for satisfactory course completion. Course residency requirement: This course must be taken as last or next-to-last class; it is not eligible for transfer credit and must be taken at Strayer University.
Examines project management principles used to effectively plan, direct, and control project activities to achieve schedule, budget and performance objectives. Reviews the project life-cycle, organization and charters, work breakdown structures, responsibility matrixes, cost budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation. Presents planning and control methods such as PERT and Gantt charts, earned value management, and an overview of project management software applications.
Prepares project managers to be champions and true leaders in their roles in order to ensure project success when faced with the challenges of an ever-changing, complex global environment. Develops the competencies to lead project teams through more effective communication, to identify motivational value systems to improve productivity and cooperation, and to recognize the role of business and personal ethics in leadership. Examines both the art and science of negotiation.
Presents the application of risk management strategies to identify, analyze, and mitigate the full range of project risks in order to ensure project success. Examines the six risk management processes outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning and risk monitoring and control.
What can you do with an MBA in Project Management?
Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the project management field.
Versatile skills for your future
The project management concentration applies the fundamentals of the project management process to an organizational project. Students will learn the skills and knowledge of the project management process including determining project cost, effective project scheduling and sequencing, and quality management to ensure successful project delivery. Students will also learn how to identify and mitigate project risk through the project management process.
In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:
- Communicate with project team for updates to make sure the project stays on schedule.
- Create and gather project documents for the assigned project team.
- Create project timelines to help the project team meet deadlines.
- Define project requirements and goals with guidance from key stakeholders.
- Determine resources, staff and finances needed for a project.
- Delegate tasks to assigned project staff.
- Find and hire vendors or consultants to work on projects.
- Monitor project milestones, deliverables and team member performance.
- Monitor schedules, staffing and budgets throughout a project and update as needed.
- Report project status updates to customers, the project team and managers.
- Resolve any issues that come up throughout the course of a project.
- Review project deliverables for quality and send them to clients.
- Schedule and lead project meetings.
Master of Business Administration admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admissions process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International MBA students
We welcome international students.