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Master of Science in

Project and Program Management

Graduates should feel equipped to lead projects with successful techniques for planning, estimating, budgeting, negotiation, conflict resolution, and communications management. 

To see if you're on track, read through the program outcomes and required courses and electives below. Please note: students must follow degree requirements effective at time of matriculation. Do not hesitate to reach out to your student advisor with any questions about completing your degree.

Please click here if you are a current student and/or have been accepted for the summer 2016 term.

Program outcomes:

  • Manage the project lifecycle in all its phases in a way that assures the delivery of the negotiated scope and quality level, while meeting time and budget constraints.
  • Effectively communicate the project/program status, issues, expectations and risks, both verbally and in writing, to project and program stakeholders and team members.
  • Demonstrate how projects contribute to an organization’s ability to realize its strategic goals and business benefits.
  • Exercise management and leadership skills in the conduct of programs and projects of various size, scope and complexity that may be international in nature.
  • Effectively manage the roles, communications and expectations of project stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of the project.

The program curriculum is consistent with PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). It integrates understandings of business functions and challenges at various levels of corporate operation.

Required Courses

RPJM 101 must be taken first and preferably alone. If necessary it can be taken concurrently with RCOM 102. RPJM 103 must be taken no later than two semesters after RPJM 101. All required courses must be taken before the elective courses, though if necessary the last required course may be taken concurrently with the first elective.

RCOM 102
Professional Communications
RPJM 101
Foundations of Project Management
RPJM 103
Project Scheduling and Control
RPJM 110
Risk Management in Projects and Programs
RPJM 113
Negotiating and Conflict Resolution
RPJM 117
Program Management: Theory and Practice
RPJM 119
The Human Side of Project Leadership

Electives (choose three)

RMGT 110
Organizational Leadership and Decision Making
RMGT 140
Management of Virtual and Global Teams
RPJM 115
Challenges in Project Management
RPJM 118
Procurement and Contract Management
RPJM 130
Agile Project Management
RPJM 290
Special Topics in Project and Program Management
RSAN 101
Foundations of Data Science and Analytics

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