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MBA Project Management Concentration

Lead Initiatives with a Project Management Concentration

AACSB Accredited | Online Coursework

Explore graduate-level topics and gain valuable experience in project management. The project management concentration at Ohio University focuses on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) as identified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Industry-leading career support that includes individual career coaching, personal branding expert and lifelong career support.
  • Ohio University's business degrees are built for working professionals.
  • OHIO is the largest conferrer of MBAs in the state.
  • We have 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

Make a Measurable Impact Across Industries with a Project Management Focus

Those who earn their MBA can lead in a variety of industries. In our online and hybrid MBAs with a project management concentration, you'll graduate prepared to manage risk, create timelines, prepare for change and work cross-functionally with diverse teams. Our master's-level coursework is taught by experts in the project management field who are ready to help you achieve your goals. When you finish your program, you will have both your MBA and a graduate-level certificate. You may also qualify for a $5,000 scholarship through the College of Business – contact our enrollment team for more information.

Courses

3 Concentration Courses | 9 Concentration Credits
The graduate-level curriculum focuses on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) as identified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  • PM 6100 Project Management I (3 credits)


    This course is the first part for the project management course sequence. Students learn the skills, tools and strategies required to meet the needs of managing complex projects. The topics in the course include initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects as well as project integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, human resource management, communications management and risk management.

  • PM 6200 Project Management II (3 credits)


    In this class, students learn the skills, tools, and strategies required to meet the needs of managing complex projects. The topics in the course include initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects as well as project integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, human resource management, communications management and risk management.

  • PM 6500 Change and Risk Management (3 credits)


    This course is an investigation of both risk and change management as it relates to project management. The topics in the course include initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. The concepts of project risk and change management are presented, and students have opportunities to develop risk and change management plans.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the MBA program who focus on project management can apply their skills to corporations, non-profits, government work and more while earning lucrative salaries.

  • Senior Project Manager

    $108,951

    per year3

  • Operations Manager

    $108,397

    per year2

  • Top Executive

    $98,980

    per year3

Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Are the MBA programs accredited?

Yes. The College of Business at OHIO is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Does the MBA program offer concentrations?

The PMBA and the Online MBA feature nine concentrations, including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, Executive Management, Finance, Health Care, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership.

Does the online MBA program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online and Professional MBA students are required to attend this event at least once.

Does Ohio University offer virtual open houses?

You can learn more about OHIO’s Professional MBA from the comfort of your home. Our Virtual Information Sessions are hosted online via Microsoft Teams. You can register here for any and all upcoming PMBA Information Sessions that interest you.

Can't attend an information session? Call us at 740-593-2053 any time, or schedule an appointment with us.

Sources

  1. Salary.com. Senior Project Manager in the United States. Retrieved from https://www.salary.com/research/salary/listing/senior-project-manager-salary.
  2. Salary.com. Operations Manager in the United States. Retrieved from https://www.salary.com/research/salary/benchmark/operations-manager-salary.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Top Executives. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm.