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Management: Project Management, M.Sc.

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The Master of Science in Management (MSM) is designed for professionals who are assuming greater management responsibilities within their organizations. The program emphasizes the leading-edge management skills and technical expertise that are the basis for success in modern organizations.

About

Throughout the curriculum, major emphasis is placed on the effects of rapid technological change on organizations and administrative processes, and the consequent ethical and moral responsibilities of managers to society at large.

About the Project Management Specialization

UMUC master's degree programs with project management specializations are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute.

Graduates of these programs receive 1,500 hours of project management experience toward earning their Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.

UMUC is an approved project management training provider by the Project Management Institute.

PMAN courses qualify for Professional Development Units (PDUs), as defined by PMI. PMAN 600 is a six-credit course and qualifies for 90 PDUs. All other PMAN courses qualify for 45 PDUs each.

The interdisciplinary Project Management specialization provides a strong theoretical and practical foundation in project management. This specialization is designed to serve managers and other professionals who wish to acquire, enhance, and certify their knowledge and skills to successfully design, integrate, develop, and manage projects. Students gain hands-on experience using various project management tools and techniques to successfully manage "real world" projects of varying sizes and degrees of complexity. Additionally, students apply emerging principles and methods in the modern project management field.

Career Path

The MSM program prepares graduates for a number of entry-, mid-, and high- level positions, as determined by a student's work experience.

Depending on a student's background and an employer's criteria, graduates of the Project Management specialization may qualify for these positions:

Some fields such as aerospace, construction, information technology, and government contracting are natural environments to practice project management principles. Driven by the need for innovation in rapidly changing environments, many other fields and industries are discovering that project-based organizations are more appropriate than their traditional modes of management. This growing perception applies from the lowest levels of management to the strategic boardroom.

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) is designed for professionals who are assuming greater management responsibilities within their organizations. The program emphasizes the leading-edge management skills and technical expertise that are the basis for success in modern organizations. Throughout the curriculum, major emphasis is placed on the effects of rapid technological change on organizations and administrative processes, and the consequent ethical and moral responsibilities of managers to society at large.

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Use methods and conduct of organizational assessments
  • Understand the organization/environment relationship
  • Oversee strategic planning
  • Demonstrate organizational communication and leadership
  • Budget and allocate resources
  • Manage organizational decision making

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Project Management
  • Advanced Project Methods
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Financial and Strategic Management of Projects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Applicants for graduate certificate and master's degree programs must complete and submit an application for admission along with a non-refundable application fee and an official transcript indicating completion of at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited degree-granting university or college.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are not required for admission to regular master's degree and certificate programs. See MBA program description for information regarding optional submission of GMAT scores.
  • Applicants educated in countries other than the United States must have their official transcripts evaluated by an independent evaluation service.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

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    458 USD/credit
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    458 USD/credit
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