Five Online Masters in Project Management Programs

Five Online Masters in Project Management Programs

Project management when used as a generic term may reference management of a construction project, design and installation of a computer network, or oversight for a major corporate function such as integrating databases or merging operations with a newly acquired division. There are several academic disciplines that focus on project management; we have covered them here with a selection of top tier, accredited online programs with project management areas of concentration. You can opt for an IT degree, a MBA or a Master of Leadership, Master of Management or several other options that involve academic disciplines devoted to management in several professional areas.

1. Capella University has two Master in Project Management programs, one focused on business and one on information technology. The business option is a MBA with specialization in project management, focused on project planning, procurement and the tools associated with overall project planning. The additional business training will provide the skills necessary to see a project through from proposal to implementation. The Masters in Information Technology with specialization in Project Management provides an education in IT project oversight that focuses on multi-site, multinational IT needs in today's business world and the networks that meet those needs.

2. University of Liverpool offers an online Master of Science in Program Management degree with two areas of specialization. The MS in Program Management with Construction & Infrastructure Specialization has a curriculum that focuses on training for management of large construction projects including commercial structures and public infrastructure development projects. The specialization in Oil & Gas involves focus on the global nature of oil and gas development, the economics of these worldwide firms, the skills required to lead development projects and the supply chain management necessary to make them work.

3. Walden University has two programs available that lead to specialization in Project Management. The online Masters in Leadership degree offers a Project Management option as a degree major, with a 35 credit hour curriculum that devotes on third of the courses to study of the specialization and two thirds to the core courses in management. There is also a MBA with specialization in Project Management, a degree that requires 36 credit hours of study and requires about 22 months to complete. Courses for both programs are delivered in sequential order; each requires eight weeks to complete.

4. Kaplan University has an entire Master of Management program offered as an alternative to the MBA. One of the specialization options for the MOM degree is Project Management. Core courses include instruction in human resources management, strategic financial analysis and business communications, so graduates are comfortable in and skilled at functioning in a business environment. The specialization courses cover project cost & scheduling monitoring & control, project risk analysis, and procurement monitoring & control. There are also courses in the wider perspective that cover project initiation, planning & execution, and strategic project management.

5. American InterContinental University has two paths to a master's degree focused on project management. The Master of Information Technology is offered with a specialization in IT Project Management, covering the role of communications and management in this field and moving into some of the important IT issues with classes in Quality Management for IT Projects and Enterprise Network Design. The other option is the MBA with concentration in Project Management, offered at the AIU South Florida and Atlanta campuses as well as in online format.

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