Online Master of Science in Management Project Management
Why earn a project management MSM from Strayer?
Our Master of Science in Management (MSM), Project Management program will help you develop critical organizational skills with attention to detail to help you excel under pressure. You’ll learn contemporary project management techniques and theories and how to apply them in a variety of situations.
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Project management MSM program overview
Develop the tools to structure and oversee business projects as you develop important leadership skills. Through our MS in Management, Project Management program, you’ll discover how to determine project costs, schedule and sequence projects, and manage quality to ensure successful project delivery.
Is a project management MSM degree good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Strategically manage projects by utilizing effective project management principles, leadership competencies and risk management strategies.
- Apply theoretical constructs of analytical, technical and research skills related to management practices to measure the effectiveness of management goals and performance within individuals and organizations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of business concepts and functional areas within an organization to align management practices with business goals.
- Develop ethical management practices to support employment procedures that foster an appreciation for multiple cultures, ethnicities and other diverse populations.
- Motivate individuals and teams through the application of leadership practices and communication.
- Create management strategies that support organizational goals and are responsive to internal, external and global changes.
- Examine management theories and practices in the context of global and international organizations.
- Learn approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership in an organizational setting.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter.
How long does it take to get a project management MSM degree?
- 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.
- Spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. Your actual time will depend on your learning traits and abilities. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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How much does an MS in project management cost?
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How much does an MS in project management cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Program cost breakdown
The project management MSM program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $2,490 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.
Non-federal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs. The terms and conditions of federal loans are often more favorable than private loans and should be considered before exploring private loans.
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.
What coursework do you need to specialize in project management?
By studying project management, you can gain important organizational, leadership and risk-management skills. And you can immediately apply these skills in your current job or use them as you pursue your future goals. View all courses.
Core MS in Management courses
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.
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.
Explore the foundation of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. Address the primary functions of managers, which include planning, organizing, leading and controlling. See how effective management can lead to a competitive advantage that sustains the organization.
This course examines management theories and practices in the context of global and international organizations. Emphasis is placed on essential management areas including strategic planning, management styles, negotiations and human resources management in a global organization.
MSM 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 admission 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 master’s students
We welcome international students.