Walden’s M.S. in Project Management is one of a limited number of programs worldwide accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the world’s leading association for project management professionals.

Demand for professionals who understand the principles and practices of project management is predicted to increase dramatically during the next decade.* Earning an advanced project management degree from Walden can provide you with the business, communication, and leadership skills needed to oversee projects and diverse teams as you help your organization achieve its strategic goals.

Earning a PMI GAC–accredited degree can benefit you as a business professional by:

  • PMI GAC logoProviding you with project management training that covers the internationally recognized standards set forth in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition, which ensures that you have the skills to succeed in today’s workplace.
  • Making you more marketable to employers who recognize the value of graduates of a PMI GAC–accredited program.
  • Helping to prepare you for the certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam offered through PMI. Students matriculated in or graduating from Walden’s accredited M.S. in Project Management program by June 30, 2014, and who apply for their credential exam no later than June 30, 2017, will receive 1,500 hours of experience toward your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential requirements.

PMI REP logoIn addition, Walden is an approved provider of project management training by PMI. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), the university has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. Each project management course offered at Walden is worth 45 professional development units toward PMP certification.

*Project Management Institute (PMI)®, PMI Today®, “Special Section: The Talent Gap,” on the Internet at http://www.pmitoday-digital.com/pmitoday/200906open (viewed online May 24, 2010).

Eligibility for the PMP® credential requires individuals to first attain specific educational and project management experience, including 35 contact hours of project management education and a minimum of 3 years, or 36 months, of project management experience, during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks. The final step in earning the PMP Credential is passing the PMP exam. For more information, visit the Project Management Institute (PMI) website at www.pmi.org.

Only students matriculated in or graduating from a GAC-accredited program by June 30, 2014, and who apply for their credential exam no later than June 30, 2017, qualify for the 1,500 hour work experience credit.

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Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (27 sem. cr.) 
    • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

This program can be completed in as little as 2 years. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Courses

Each eight-week course is delivered in a prescribed sequence.

PMI is a registered trademark and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 30 total semester credit hours  $920 per semester hour 

$27,600

Books and Materials Estimated costs  included

$0

Technology Fee  Per semester

$160

$800

   

Total

$28,400

   

Transfer up to 15 credits 

$14,120

   

Total with Transfer Credits

$14,280

* Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee and books and supplies as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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With Walden’s M.S. in Project Management degree, you will have the opportunity to gain the skills you need to enter the field or advance your career in project management in a variety of functional areas and within a host of industries and organizations, including:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Information technology
  • Communication systems deployment
  • Chemicals, oil, gas, and public utilities
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • International development
  • Commercial and defense aviation
  • Financial services
  • Product and service development
  • Event planning

A Growth Industry

Despite the economy, project managers are actually earning more than they were 2 years ago.*

  • Project management ranks 11th among the top 25 job categories cited by recruiters.
  • Some 1.2 million job openings are predicted for project-oriented occupations globally between 2008 and 2016.
  • The demand for project management professionals is expected to far exceed supply, with as much as $123 billion of the $194 billion “projectized” global gross domestic product at risk by 2016.

*Project Management Institute, Research Shows Project Management Salaries are Growing, Despite Recession, on the Internet at http://www.pmi.org/AboutUs/Pages/Research-Shows-Project-Management-Salaries-are-Growing-Despite-Recession.aspx (viewed on May 25, 2010).

Higham, L. (2009, June). New Opportunities for Business School Growth. [PowerPoint]. PMI Global Accreditation Center. ACBSP Annual Conference. Retrieved from: www.pmi.org/PDF/2009 06-25 Higham ACBSP San Antonio Rev 2.ppt

Higham, L. (2009, June). Tap into the amazing growth of project management. Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

The M.S. in Project Management degree program offers strong emphasis on traditional management tools and how they need to be applied in combination with technical project management practices. This combination of skills helps students to recognize how even large projects can be managed in alignment with an organization’s strategic goals. As you pursue your degree, you will participate in a variety of learning experiences and utilize resources designed to give you a competitive advantage in the rapidly expanding marketplace for skilled project managers.

Throughout the course of the program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in learning activities with faculty who are specialists in the field of project management and with peers who bring diverse experience managing projects across a wide range of public and private industries and organizations.
  • Learn the necessary skills to market yourself and your projects to gain organizational exposure.
  • Put your newfound knowledge to work on a real-world project through your capstone course. Participate in a comprehensive case study providing relevant and practical applications of project management skills taught throughout the program.
  • Benefit from courses that incorporate all 6 content domains of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® and align with PMI’s PMP® exam.
  • Take courses such as Integrated Project Process Management and Budgeting and Management of Organizations, which can help you gain the essential management and technical expertise to lead a range of projects in your organization.

When you choose Walden, you can benefit from the flexibility of pursuing your project management training online and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more.

Find out more about what defines Walden’s M.S. in Project Management program:

PMI is a registered trademark and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMP is a registered certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Eligibility for the PMP® credential requires individuals to first attain specific educational and project management experience, including 35 contact hours of project management education and a minimum of 3 years, or 36 months, of project management experience, during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks. The final step in earning the PMP Credential is passing the PMP exam. For more information, visit the Project Management Institute (PMI) website at www.pmi.org.

Accelerated Path to a Doctoral Degree

When you complete Walden’s M.S. in Project Management, you may be able to apply credits earned toward Walden’s Ph.D. in Management or Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree programs.

Note: To be eligible to apply credit toward these doctoral programs, students must have earned a B or better in the applicable master’s courses within the last 10 years and be in good standing with the university. All transfer of credit is granted after formal review by Walden’s Office of Admissions.

Earn Project Management Certificates

When you enroll in Walden’s M.S. in Project Management program, you may be eligible to earn project management certificates as you complete specified courses during the degree program.

For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management, the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management, or the transfer of credit policy for these programs, please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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Project Management: Universality of the Profession and Practice Across Industries

In our MS in Project Management program, you will work with expert faculty members who are scholars and leaders in their fields. Some of the esteemed faculty members in this program include:

Russell Darnall

Russell Darnall
D.B.A., University of Phoenix; M.S., Western Carolina University; B.S., West Virginia Wesleyan College

Petrina Woods-Shatteen

Petrina Woods-Shatteen
Ph.D., Walden University; M.S., Central Michigan University; B.S., Bowie State University


George Arnold, D.B.A., University of Phoenix; M.A., Webster University; B.B.A., Loyola Marymount University

Valecia Dyett, Ph.D., Lynn University; M.B.A., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Anissa Goyal, M.P.M., Keller Graduate School of Management; M.S., Mountain State University; M.B.A., Strayer University; B.A., Indiana University–Bloomington

Stephen Onu, Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.A., Howard University

Kathleen Simmons, Ph.D., Walden University; M.S., The George Washington University; B.S., Charter Oak State College

Anissa Goyal Stein, M.P.M., DeVry University; M.S., Mountain State University; M.B.A., Strayer University; B.A., Indiana University

Stuart Towns, M.S., North Carolina State University

Khaitsa Wasiyo, Ed.D., M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply the theoretical and practical aspects of project management to formulate strategies enabling organizations to achieve strategic goals through projects.
  2. Evaluate management by projects as an emerging business model in the context of managing complexity, managing change, and optimizing business performance in a dynamic environment.
  3. Employ critical-thinking and analytical skills to investigate complex business problems to propose project-based solutions that are derived from project management theory and practice.
  4. Articulate the value of project risk management in the broader context of enterprise risk management considering both threats and opportunities posed by environmental factors.
  5. Exhibit the ability to make reasoned, ethical decisions that are based on professional standards for ethical conduct in project management as well as in the best interest of the project, the organization, the environment, and society as a whole.
  6. Assess leadership styles from the perspectives of the role of the leader and leadership effectiveness in organizations that are managed by function, by matrix, and by projects.

For assistance in deciding which online degree program fits your goals, request information, or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.