Prepare for project manager positions in a wide range of project-intensive fields.

This MBA specialization in Project Management gives students the quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to handle project planning, risk management, high-level decision making, and management strategy implementation. Students also develop the skills to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) professional certification exams. 

Career Possibilities:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Senior or Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Scheduler
  • Project Portfolio Manager (PPM)
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Director of Operations
  • Information Technology (IT) or Software Project Manage

Career Outlook

The MBA is the most common degree held by the CEOs of the largest companies in America. MBAs are needed in almost every management position within an organization. Enhancing an MBA with a specialization in project management provides a pathway to further expand career opportunities in a wide variety of industries. The field of project management is projected to expand dramatically over the next decade, adding nearly 22 million new jobs by 2027. Project manager positions are typically found in engineering, real estate, technology, telecommunications, construction, manufacturing and more. 

Specialization Information

MBAP 6605  Managing Projects

This course focuses on the management of projects, which is one of the major growth areas in the field of management. This course will provide students with a deep understanding of project management by introducing the processes and knowledge areas recommended by the Project Management Institute for effective initiation, planning, and execution, monitoring and control, and closure of projects.

MBAP 6610  Project Resources and Teams

This course focuses on the Executing process group within the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to include human resources, communication, and stakeholder management. Emphasis is placed on the competencies required to lead projects using global teams during the execution phase. An in-depth review of PMP CAPM exam requirements is included. Prerequisite: MBAP 6605

MBAP 6615  Project Monitoring and Control

This course focuses on the Monitoring and Control process group within the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to include scope, time cost, quality, and risk management practices. Advanced scheduling and budgeting processes, project schedule and cost control techniques, quality and risk management will also be addressed. In-depth review of PMP and CAPM exam requirements. Prerequisite: MBAP 6605

Seminar in Higher Education (EDU 6015)

In addition to the base program curriculum, international students attending face-to-face classes on the CUC campus are required to take the Seminar in Higher Education, a 3-credit course.

Course Description

This course will serve as an introduction to the U.S.-based higher education learning environment. Students will work to understand Concordia University Chicago’s academic conventions, technological systems and communication culture while developing English grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

The Seminar in Higher Education is an excellent opportunity for students to further develop critical skills to help them to be successful in their academic program. This 3-credit course is mandatory for international students attending face-to-face classes on the CUC campus. 

Course Objectives

  • Developing knowledge about local and academic culture
  • Building grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Conducting graduate-level research with the use of electronic and library resources
  • Developing note-taking strategies for coursework
  • Reflecting on the U.S.-based education system

Academic support for work in students’ current coursework will also be provided during or after class. Guest speakers include representatives from the campus library, writing center and technology services.

Student feedback for the Seminar in Higher Education

  • After taking the Seminar, I have the ability to perform more professionally in my assignments.

  • The instructor was very dynamic and a good listener. He gave feedback and made sure all the students understood.

  • The hands-on activities after the lessons helped my learning experience.

  • The professor truly cares for the students. He helps students individually and encourages us to support our peers.

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