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Project Management, M.S.P.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #181 (WUR) , DC, | Online
The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at GW School of Business blends the study of advanced project management techniques with general management principles. The Project Management program is offered at George Washington University.


Founded in 1996, the MSPM program at GWSB is one of the oldest project management-specific master’s degree programs in the world.

An MSPM from GWSB offers students unparalleled benefits such as:

  • Top-notch dedicated faculty with industry experience in astrophysics, engineering, IT, and more.
  • A challenging curriculum that goes beyond the PMBOK and exposes students to international methodologies, decision sciences, advanced project management applications, and management.
  • A flexible program structure that allows students to pursue their degree on a full-time or part-time basis, and take courses on campus in person or online.
  • Talented, executive-level students and very successful graduates.
  • Access to all the resources of GWSB, including its strong reputation in government and industry, large alumni network, and active career center.
  • Proximity to government and industry institutions like the World Bank, US State Department, International Monetary Fund, and many other influential organizations.
  • To provide a superior, state of-the-art, graduate educational experience that elevates students’ knowledge and expertise, enabling them serve as leaders, educators, practitioners, and activists in the project management field.
Learning goals:
  • Comprehensive Knowledge of Project Management Core Principles: Provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the principles of project management that influence performance at all levels of an organization.
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Provide students transferable skills that incorporate a mixture of core concepts with knowledge and understanding in problem solving, critical and system thinking, communication, and team building.
  • Team Management and Effectiveness: Provide students with a solid theoretical understanding and the ability to apply relevant methods for making complex decisions in business and project management by identifying objectives and alternatives, setting priorities, allocating resources, planning, scheduling, estimating, ensuring quality, managing risk, resolving conflict, and making effective group decisions.
  • Practical Application to Any Management Situation: Provide students with the ability to synthesize project management theory and methods to apply them to any domain.
The Project Management program is offered at George Washington University.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Statistics for Managers
  • Optimization Models for Decision Making
  • Risk Analysis for Decision Making
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Estimation & Control
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Directed Computational Project Management
  • Project Management Application
  • Organization, Management & Leadership
  • Project Management Finance
  • Executive Decision Making
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree:
  • Strong Academic Performance
  • Completed Online Application
  • Current Résumé
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GMAT Score or GRE Score
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Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Three years of full-time work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1710 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1710 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1710 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1710 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
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