Become the go-to changemaker with a master’s degree in project management.
Project managers do not operate in a single domain; their skillsets are invaluable in all types of organizations, large and small. Regardless of the industry in which they operate, effective project managers lead projects from conception through implementation, creating value and driving change.
Our online master of professional studies (M.P.S.) project management degree will give you the skills to create project plans, manage schedules and budgets, identify risks and communicate status reports to stakeholders at all levels within an organization.
Designed to be completed in two years, the dynamic learning environment of our online degree program allows you to be fully engaged with your professor and classmates while completing a majority of the coursework on your own time.
- Master of Professional Studies graduate degree, 30 credits
- Develop a comprehensive project management plan demonstrating expertise in the ten knowledge area across the five phases of the project lifecycle.
- Examine approaches to effectively manage large-scale projects, which are primarily comprised of virtual teams that have the additional challenges of being multi-cultural, overcoming language barriers and collaborating across different time zones.
- Learn to address risk management with an approach that provides project management professionals the ability to minimize the threats of risk while maximizing the positive impacts of opportunities.
About This Program:
- 100% Online
- 3 Start Dates a Year
- 8-Week Courses
- 30 Credits
- Study Part Time
- Blend of Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning
Project Management Learning Outcomes
- Understand the importance of project management in the context of various organizational and global cultures and strategies.
- Learn how to select an appropriate approach and develop a project management plan that documents the actions necessary to define, coordinate and measure all project activities, while ensuring control and management of risks, costs and changes to the project in order to achieve stakeholder expectations.
- Utilize appropriate communication methods and tools to communicate status reporting, issues tracking, change control and sprint/project reviews.
- Understand the critical factors for project team formation and how team operations must vary with the context and type of project.
- Understand procurement, supply chain management, finance, cost management and other business aspects of project management.
Courses in the Project Management curriculum:
- PPM 610 Project Management Fundamentals
- PPM 612 Project Planning
- PPM 613 Agile Project Management
- PPM 615 Schedule Development and Management
- PPM 628 Opportunity and Risk Management
- PPM 629 Procurement and Stakeholder management
- PPM 632 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
- PPM 634 Project Communications Management
- PPM 646 Global Projects and Virtual Project Management
- PPM 711 Capstone in Project Management
Applications for Syracuse University’s online project management master’s degree are accepted on a rolling basis. No GRE/GMAT is required.
Here’s what you will need to apply:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Official final transcript from degree-granting undergraduate college/university
- Two letters of recommendation. If you have graduated in the past three years, one reference should be academic, and the other can be professional
- A personal statement discussing your goals and motivation for studying project management
- A current résumé