Online Bachelor's Degree in Project Management

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Project Managers are in Demand...Will Your Resume Get Noticed?

Qualified project managers are regularly sought out in a variety of industries and roles. Earning your degree will give you a leg up on the competition so you can take on responsibilities like these:

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Collecting and analyzing data to prepare analytical reports.

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Helping to make crucial staffing decisions.

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Developing detailed project plans and managing budgets.

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Coordinating resource procurement.

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What will I learn in this degree?

As a student in the Bachelor’s of Project Management program, you will develop theoretical application knowledge, as well as the soft skills associated with leadership in project management. Coursework will focus on the following career-driven topics that real-world project managers deal with regularly in the field.

  • Contracts
  • Asset procurement
  • Risk
  • Project planning
  • Scheduling
  • Monitoring
  • Control
  • Earned value methods
  • Total quality management

You will also learn to utilize the personal traits you possess that draw you to project management; leadership, communication, and team building as they relate to the project management knowledge areas.

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Courses in this Degree

This bachelor's degree contains a total of 120 credits broken down into the following categories:

General Education Courses (31 Credits)

CSU-Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.

Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into a bachelor’s degree at CSU-Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!

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Core Degree Courses (33 Credits)

  • ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles
    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • MGT300 Principles of Management
    An examination of the basic functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling and how they can be utilized to strengthen management, employee and organizational performance.
  • OPS400 Operations Management
    This course provides students with an understanding of process and product development, quality improvement, and the tools utilized in the production of goods and services. Students learn concepts regarding operations, quality, and process management, and evaluate how these concepts can be used to gain a competitive advantage in the industry. Students also learn how mathematical models are used to assist in making decisions in regard to operations, inventory, quality, and materials requirements. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
  • PJM310* Introduction to Project Management
    This course provides the student with a high-level overview of project management. Student will cover project management techniques such as project selection, management, organization, planning, conflict, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, control of the project, and termination of the project. Students cannot receive credit for both PJM310 and MGT410.
  • PJM330 Effective Project Scheduling and Control
    This course explores, examines the effectiveness, and applies project scheduling techniques and practices. Projects are all unique and face time, resource, and budget con-straints. You will learn approaches to scheduling and control with an emphasis on those skills that are critical to the project manager. Through a web-based immersive simulation, you will have the opportunity to act as the project manager to schedule projects, monitor project progress, identify variances from the project plan, and recommend corrective actions to maintain time and reach the project goals. The simulation gives you a real-world experience managing a project. After completing the course, you will have gained competencies related to several aspects of project management, including project planning, components of project scope, project cost estimation, cost con-trol, schedule control, trade-off decision making, learning curve theory, quality management, controlling scope creep, and communication management.
  • PJM380 Project Management Tools
    This course explores project scheduling and monitoring techniques used by successful project managers. Students assume the role of project manager in a 7-week web-based simulation and apply the concepts conveyed in the course to an international software development project. Through this experience, competency is developed in the areas of project planning, scope definition, cost estimation, cost control, schedule control, trade-off decision making, learning curve theory, quality management, controlling scope creep, and communication management.
  • PJM400 Project Procurement and Contract Management
    This course examines the necessity of managing resources on a project to ensure its success. A critical component is obtaining the appropriate resources from external and internal vendors, which is the responsibility of the project manager. Students will learn the process of acquiring external resources through the vendors and the legal requirements associated with contracts. Students will have an opportunity to study the best practices regarding contract management and purchasing within a project management environment.
  • PJM410 Assessing and Managing Risk
    This course equips future project managers with the skills necessary to identify, analyze, assess, categorize, control, and mitigate project risk. Students learn how risk is being managed across industries, the factors that produce risk, and are presented with the tools necessary to reduce risk as much as possible.
  • PJM440 Total Quality Management
    This course introduces the concepts and benefits of having a systematic approach to business process, and project quality management that involves all employees in continuous improvement for the purpose of improving quality and reducing waste. Students will study Six Sigma, re-engineering, TQM strategy, TQM data capture, Theory of Constraints, and effective communication techniques used to integrate the quality principles into the culture and activities of the organization.
  • PJM460 Project Leadership
    This course explores the intersection of the leadership and project management bodies of knowledge, with a focus on how project managers can leverage an understanding of leadership to enhance project success. Students study facilitation, negotiation, teamwork, communication, presentation, interpersonal, and conflict management skills, with specific attention to project management applicability.
  • PJM480 Capstone — Project Management
    In this capstone course, students demonstrate what they learned throughout the project management program by applying leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity skills to real-world situations. Students also make use of the CSU-Global Career Center and develop a resume and career plan.
  • PJM495** Project Management Practicum
    This course is designed for students who participate in a project management capacity on the staff of an organization that manages and implements project work as an opportunity to demonstrate program outcomes learned in the B.S. in Project Management under the supervision of both faculty and organization personnel. Assignments include weekly journals; a mid-term conference with the instructor, faculty practicum coordinator, and on-site supervisor; and a final report. Prerequisite: 3 core courses. *PMJ495 is an optional course that students may select if they currently work in a criminal justice setting. See the academic catalog for course restrictions.

* MGT410 can be taken in place of PJM310; however, students who take MGT410 should not take PJM310.
** PJM495 is an optional course that provides students with practical project management experience. This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.

Degree Specialization (Optional) (15 Credits)

When you earn your bachelor’s degree through CSU-Global Campus, you can choose to customize it with an undergraduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests. 

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Elective Courses (maximum 38 Credits)

The remainder of your degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree.

GAC ACCREDITED

CSU-Global’s B.S. in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management.

REGIONALLY ACCREDITED

Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.

RANKED #1 BY TOP MANAGEMENT SCHOOLS

CSU-Global’s School of Management and Innovation is ranked #1 by Top Management Schools in their Top 25 Online Bachelor’s in Project Management ranking.

PMI ALIGNED

CSU-Global project management curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management organization.

RANKED #5 BEST ONLINE BACHELOR’S IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The Best Schools ranked CSU-Global’s online Bachelor’s in Project Management program #5 out of 20.

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“I left college when I was younger because of my lack of confidence. CSU-Global has really proved to me that I can do it, and accomplish something I never thought I could. Online learning is comprehensive, and the schedule is something I make, which is a great benefit for my busy schedule.”

MICHAEL WEST

Bachelor’s in Project Management Student

Why You Should Earn Your Online Undergraduate Degree

At CSU-Global, you get more than just a diploma. Our career-driven coursework is based on real world concepts that help you excel in the workplace on day one. Along with your online bachelor’s degree, you also get training and experience from faculty who have worked in your chosen field. And because we know how hard it can be for modern learners to juggle education and work and family responsibilities, we’re locking in your tuition rate. Enjoy the same low rate for the duration of your enrollment at CSU-Global.

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Learn Valuable Skills

As a B.S. in Project Management student at CSU-Global, you will develop and demonstrate a range of well-honed skills for quality project management. From theory application and research, to management and decision-making, the learning outcomes you gain will give you a competitive advantage in the field.

  • Apply knowledge of management and leadership theories as they relate to project, program, and portfolio management.
  • Effectively demonstrate proficient communication, technology, and research skills.
  • Examine the tools and techniques used in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing projects.
  • Demonstrate critical-thinking skills for effective analysis in decision-making.
  • Analyze the implications of diversity/culture and managing projects in an international setting.

Career Outlook

PMI Aligned for PMP Certification

CSU-Global’s undergraduate degree in project management is aligned with PMI’s Body of Knowledge and prepares students for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate exam.

98% OF ALUMNI WORKING IN THEIR FIELD

Alumni from CSU-Global report extremely high rates of working in the field of project management after completing the Bachelor’s of Project Management program.

84,235 ESTIMATED ANNUAL SALARY

Bachelor’s of Project Management alumni from CSU-Global report an estimated annual starting salary above $84k.

PROJECT MANAGER, PROGRAM MANAGER, OPERATIONS MANAGER

Top three titles as reported by Bachelor’s of Project Management alumni from CSU-Global.

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Credit by Exam

You can get credit by taking exams for what you have already learned.

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Self-Study Assessments (SSA)

CSU-Global will help you prepare to earn course credits for taking a proctored exam for specific content areas.

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CSU-Global Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

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