Learn how to effectively provide the strategic competencies that can enable an organization to succeed in the global marketplace with our master’s in project management degree program.
Earning an online master’s in project management degree from Walden can provide you with the technical project management, leadership. and business strategy skills needed to oversee projects and diverse teams as you help your organization achieve its strategic goals.
Earning a degree from a PMI GAC–accredited program can benefit you as a business professional by:
In 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 initial and renewal PMP certification.
Throughout the course of the program, you will have the opportunity to:
Graduates of this online MS in Project Management program will be prepared to:
With Walden’s MS 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:
Despite the economy, project managers are actually earning more than they were 2 years ago.2
To create a community of scholars and networks of project managers who will benefit the scholastic and professional communities of project management, and their clients and organizations, worldwide.
The mission of the program is to provide a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to develop project management best practices as well as the business, communication, and leadership skills necessary to manage projects and teams for the purpose of helping organizations achieve strategic goals. Graduates of the program will also be provided an opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change in their families, communities, and around the world.
The opportunity to transfer credit offers a cost-efficient way to continue your education. You may be able to reduce your required coursework by applying eligible academic credits toward your Walden degree program.
When you enroll in Walden’s online master’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 specialist at 1-866-492-5336.
Walden offers the flexibility I needed to earn a degree in a rapidly changing field like project management. The research facilities, library, Writing Center, and the faculty are all excellent.
Studying at Walden allowed me to collaborate with students around the world. This let me see what life is like in other countries, and see issues in accounting through their cultural perspectives.
Looking back on my MBA program, it is impossible for me to not recognize the leaps and bounds of progress I have made both personally and professionally.
1Eligibility 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.
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At the master’s level, Walden University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) and MS in Accounting are the only programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Project Management is not accredited by the ACBSP. Please visit our accreditation page to see the list of Walden accreditations.
2Project 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)
3Higham, 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
4Higham, 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.