Project Management Specialization - BS in Business Administration

Project Management

Given the global nature and inherent complexity of today’s business environment, organizational leaders face significant challenges in meeting strategic objectives. Project managers play an increasingly vital role in addressing these challenges by ensuring that projects are executed on time, within budget, and with the most efficient use of resources.

This concentration explores the four key areas of project management: scope, time, cost risk, and quality management. You will examine strategic project management practices, organizational support systems that support project success, and project authority while also taking a look at the issue of ethics in project execution. This concentration can prepare you to sit for the certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.*

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Business courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (65 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will 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.

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose 13 courses from general education, BS in Business Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 3 courses must be at the 3000 level or higher. Your elective credits should total 65 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements for this online business administration degree. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

PMI is a registered trademark and service mark 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 three 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

If you are currently enrolled in or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.