Individuals interested in pursuing leadership and management positions in the field of project management should consider the Master of Business Administration Program in Project Management. Kaplan University offers the program in the online format. Students will be trained on how business needs are addressed and costs are managed by strategizing, planning, scheduling, implementing as well as determining responsibilities, milestones, and project deliverables. Graduates are expected to be able to produce efficient project plans through proper analysis and stream-lining of large scale endeavors.
The program has a total length of seventy-six (76) credits. Required Courses include Business Perspectives, Business Communications, Business Analyst, Financial Accounting Principles and Analysis, Measurement and Decision Making, Strategic Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Economics for Global Decision Makers, Financial Management, Designing/Improving, and Implementing Processes, Managing the Value Chain, Strategic Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership Strategies for a Changing World, and the MBA Capstone. Specialization Courses consist of Strategic Project Management; Project Initiation, Planning, and Execution; Project Cost and Schedule Monitoring and Controlling; and Project Risk, Quality, and Procurement Monitoring and Controlling.
Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree. Kaplan University is duly accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The program now includes project portfolios so that students can learn to identify business challenges in their specific area instead of using traditional business case studies. The portfolio can be used for immediate improvements in a student’s current organization. This ensures a swift return on investment for companies who have paid for their employees’ MBA programs.