Offered By: Colangelo College of Business
Prepare for Your Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certification
With Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Project Management, you can bolster your competency in effective business practices. Offered by the Colangelo College of Business, this project management degree program incorporates research-based strategies with business fundamentals to nurture your skills in traditional and agile project management. Coursework to prepare you for functional management is logically embedded throughout your program to support your development into an adept project manager.
In this MBA in project management degree program, you learn the core functions of a project manager and apply research-based concepts to improve your effectiveness. You use your interpersonal skills to address each business function and discuss innovative methods to minimize processes and enhance productivity. If you choose to pursue GCU’s Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Project Management, you have access to intense academic training to help you prepare for the competitive certification process from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
Earn Your MBA and Prepare for Your PMI Certification
Traditional, evening and online MBA project management courses align with PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and may prepare you for the following certifications:
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®: Entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for business professionals with little or no project experience, this certification exemplifies your increased understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology, and processes required for effective project management.
Project Management Professional (PMP)®: Globally demanded, this certification is important for project managers seeking industry-recognized credential. It demonstrates your ability to lead and direct projects.
Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)®: Designed for project managers who operate within extremely fluid environments, the ACP certification demonstrates your knowledge of agile project management, used to develop non-standard and highly customizable products in IT, infrastructure and engineering.
What You Will Learn
Real-World MBA Project Management Coursework
The MBA in project management accelerates your learning through multiple course topics and objectives:
- Managerial concepts and strategies relating to the management of operations in both manufacturing and service environments
- Traditional project management as delineated in the PMBOK® Guide
- Microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts relevant to contemporary business
- Quantitative tools and techniques used to model business functions and applications
- Current services marketing concepts, principles, and theories
- Definition, formulation, and execution of strategy within organizations
Potential Careers with Advanced Project Management Skills
The project management degree offers you advanced skills and prepares you to pursue a career as a project analyst, project manager, executive, director of operations, manager or another business leader. Typical workplaces include business entities, service organizations, engineering and IT firms, design organizations and government agencies.
*PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PMP, and ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.