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Online Master of Science in Management: Project Management

Management: Project Management
Master's Concentration
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $534 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Earn an online Master of Science in Management with a concentration in project management at University of Maryland Global Campus. This online program is designed for on-the-go professionals who are looking to hone their skills and increase their career opportunities in the field. Study in a convenient online classroom with knowledgeable professors who are valued leaders with career-relevant experience. Access course materials that are available as no-cost electronic resources for most courses in this program, so you can save money on textbooks. And gain knowledge you can apply on the job right away!

Earn a Respected Management Degree with a Project Management Focus

This online master’s concentration is designed to help you gain the skills you need to become an effective project manager in your organization. During this 36-credit program, you’ll learn how to manage teams, track projects, and integrate the latest industry knowledge. You’ll take an intensive array of pure project management courses that focus on risk management, project cost, communication, and more. You will also prepare to sit for several relevant industry certification exams.

This online program is designed with your needs in mind. These are a few of the ways we gear the curriculum toward working professionals:

  • Our project management programs have received specialized program accreditation by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®
  • We offer courses annually in the spring, summer, and fall terms
  • The concentration’s foundational course (PMAN 634) incorporates content from PMI and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • The concentration is completely integrated with our graduate certificate in project management; students who earn the certificate may be able to apply up to 12 credits towards this program 

® PMBOK and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Mission Statement: The mission of the project management concentration is to complement general business management and information technology (IT) skills with a robust combination of foundational and advanced project management expertise that equips business and IT managers (from the MSM and MSIT degree programs) to effectively manage and lead a wide spectrum of projects—ranging from simple to exceptionally large and complex. The overarching goal is to emphasize and develop a blend of hard and soft skills that prepares students for management and leadership roles in any industry or work environment.


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View a complete list of program courses, program-specific and degree-level requirements, recommended prep courses and previous experience for this online master's concentration.

Gain Career-Focused Project Management Experience

Today’s global workforce requires project management professionals who are agile, collaborative, and ready to contribute on day one. That’s why our online project management program is designed to help you develop career-relevant skills in crucial areas like data analysis, supply chain management, process improvement, marketing, and more. UMGC’s program directors refresh and update the project management curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve these learning goals:

Study in a GAC-Accredited Online Project Management Program

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

Completing any project management course in this program earns you the project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam. If you are already certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and your certification is current and valid, you may receive credit for (3 Credits, PMAN 634).

® PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Prepare for a Project Management Career

This program is designed to help you prepare for in-demand project management careers in a variety of professional contexts, including business, government, or nonprofit organizations. Jobs applicable to this context include project managers, project directors, or supply chain managers. UMGC courses are taught by experienced faculty and address skills and competencies that are highly valued by today’s employers.

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The global economy needs 25 million new project management professionals by 2030.
Source: Project Management Institute | "Talent Gap: Ten-Year Employment Trends, Costs, and Global Implications" | June 2021
Annual Job Openings
There will be about 2.2 million openings for project-oriented roles annually from 2017 to 2027.
Source: Project Management Institute | “Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027” | 2017
Potential GDP Loss
The project management talent shortage is projected to result in a potential loss of up to $345.5 billion in global GDP by 2030.
Source: Project Management Institute | "Talent Gap: Ten-Year Employment Trends, Costs, and Global Implications" | June 2021
Yearly Growth Expected
The project management sector is expected to grow by 33 percent annually from 2017 to 2027.
Source: Project Management Institute | “Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027” | 2017

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Project Management Courses

Throughout your project management curriculum, your instructors will assign career-relevant coursework that will help you prioritize real-world skills and experience. In past courses, students have been able to complete the following course projects:

  • Develop a project charter to identify key stakeholders and ensure communication paths for continuous situational awareness and buy-in.
  • Outline the transition from contract award to project initiation through development of tasks and work breakdown structures.
  • Support a customer by managing a multitude of information technology- and marketing-related tasks.
  • Create an information repository that captures work products and level of effort among all people performing work on the project.
  • Provide customers with daily, weekly, and monthly financial metrics for labor expended as well as other direct and indirect project costs.


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