Master of Science in project management
Luck is not a strategy
Understanding the logistical complexity and technical requirements of today’s projects,Azure University have designed this master degree with you in mind. Our Master’s in Project Management emphasizes the strategic role that project management plays in the performance of global organizations, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to be effective leaders.
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For better accountability in its Master’s in Project Management program, Azure will seek accreditation from the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the world’s leading association for project management professionals.
This master’s program from Azure will see you gain technical project management, leadership and impetus business management skills, the type needed to run projects whose participants are diverse and whose potential impact is organization-wide.
A degree that is PMI GAC–accredited has immense benefits to business professionals in that:
It provides the individual with the detailed, goal-oriented project management training that meets internationally recognized standards set forth in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, a guide that ensures you hav the requisite skills an knack to succeed in the high-demand contemporary workplace.
It has the potential to enhance your marketability, especially to employers who recognize the rigor that PMI GAC–accredited program graduates go through.
Finally, it thoroughly prepares one for the certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam offered through PMI. *
Highlights of Azure’s MS in Project Management
This program will expose you to:
Integral learning activities under the guidance of project management field specialists, in addition to diverse peer interactions, most of which will have exceptional project management experiences from different industries and organizations.
Skill set necessary for self-marketing and for advancing individual projects for improved organizational exposure.
Translate the skills learnt to an actual project management environment through a capstone project. Also, you will have an exclusive opportunity to be part of a study where you will practically apply the learned project management concepts.
You will be a beneficiary of courses whose scope cover all the six domains of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide and align with PMI’s PMP® exam. *
Study such courses as Stakeholder Management and Organizational Behavior, Enterprise and Project Risk Management, and Budgeting and Management of Operations, all geared to sharpen your management and technical expertise, in addition to preparing yo for project management leadership in your organization.
Expectations from Graduates of this hybrid MS in Project Management program include:
- A demonstrated capacity to produce quality project management outputs while relying on organizational standards that guide such projects.
- Craft and deliver project-based solutions to emerging problems in the business world, in addition to being able to objectively pursue and deliver on organizational goals.
- Successfully run a project through its entire life cycle, meeting stakeholder needs at every phase of the project.
- Design project- and enterprise-level risk management plans by synthesizing threats and opportunities as dictated by environmental factors.
- Assess the sustainability potential of project management initiatives by evaluating impacts of change on the social, economic and environmental factors of the organization.
- Champion for professionalism, both ethically and socially, among project management practitioners.
As a successful graduate of Azure’s MS in Project Management, you automatically enhance your chances for career mobility in project management, and can fit and thrive in a host of industries and organizations, including:
- Information technology
- Communication systems deployment
- Chemicals, oil, gas, and public utilities
- Local, state, and federal government
- International development
- Commercial and defense aviation
- Financial services
- Product and service development
- Event planning
A Growth Industry
Prevailing economic conditions notwithstanding, project manager earnings remain incrementally higher than they were 2 years ago.*
In fact, project management ranks 11th among the top 25 job categories cited by recruiters.†
Projections from a study show that about 1.2 million job openings in project-oriented occupations will emerge globally between 2008 and 2016.‡
Also, projections show that demand for project management professionals will far exceed supply, putting about $123 billion of the $194 billion “projectized” global gross domestic product at risk by 2016.†
*Project Management Institute, Research Shows Project Management Salaries are Growing, Despite Recession, on the Internet at http://www.pmi.org/AboutUs/Pages/Research-Shows-Project-Management-Salaries-are-Growing-Despite-Recession.aspx (viewed on May 25, 2010)
†Higham, L. (2009, June). New Opportunities for Business School Growth. [PowerPoint]. PMI Global Accreditation Center. ACBSP Annual Conference. Retrieved from: www.pmi.org/PDF/2009 06-25 Higham ACBSP San Antonio Rev 2.ppt
MS in Project Management Vision
To establish and foster an integrated community of scholars and project managers who will leverage project management initiatives to benefit both the scholastic and professional communities, and their global clients.
Requisites for successful completion
- 30 total semester credits
- Core courses (27 sem. cr.)
- Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)
The above sequence presents the minimum time required to completion. However, this will vary from one student to another, based on such outcomes as credit transfers (where applicable), and individual progress. You can reach us on XXXXXX for personalized advice on a more accurate estimate time to completion.
|MSPM 6102||Practices in Project Management||(3 sem. cr.)|
|MSPM 6125||Project Scheduling||(3 sem. cr.)|
|MSPM 6130||Budgeting and Management of Operations||(3 sem. cr.)|
|MSPM 6140||Enterprise and Project Risk Management||(3 sem. cr.)|
|MSPM 6150||Planning and Administering Project Contracts||(3 sem. cr.)|
|MSPM 6010||Managing People and Promoting Collaboration||(3 sem. cr.)|
|MSPM 6160||Stakeholder Management and Organizational Behavior||(3 sem. cr.)|
|MSPM 6180||Business Process Management and Systems||(3 sem. cr.)|
|MSPM 6170||Sustainability in Project, Portfolio, and Program Management||(3 sem. cr.)|
|MSPM 6900||Capstone: Social Impact in Project Management||(3 sem. cr.)|
PMI is a registered trademark and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
PMP is a registered certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Tuition & Fees
|Courses||30 total semester credit hours||$300 per semester hour||$9,000|
|Technology Fee||Per semester||$200||$1,000|
|Total with Transfer Credits†||$10,000|
*The time showed for tuition is the approximate minimum time to completion. Note that the duration varies from one student to another, and is a factor of among other things, individual progress and transferred credits where applicable. You may reach us on 123-456-5678 for a personalized estimate of your likely time to completion.
*The stated tuition rates and fees are subject to change. The figure does not include books and materials, which may cost between $1,000 to $1,400.
†Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time