MBA Program

Curriculum Description

PMSU blends management theory with real-world applications, emphasizing practical skills and concepts businesses demand from management professionals. The program enables students to develop management expertise and advance their knowledge, skills and careers in areas such as corporate management, directing cross-disciplinary endeavors and integrating functions across the business enterprise. We will help prepare students to meet the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of principles of accounting and finance, marketing management, leadership and organizational behavior, and business economics in various management situations in a global economy.
  • Demonstrate quality, corporate-level oral and written communication skills through written reports, research projects, business plans and oral presentations.
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration with diverse populations in multiple settings.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative business analysis; choose legal and ethical courses of action; and use appropriate software applications to develop alternative solutions to evaluate outcomes and make recommendations for effective business decisions.

Student Deliverables

The project and project management program require successful completion of 48 semester-credit hours. The program includes 18 elective credit hours, 12 of which may apply to complete a concentration. Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per eight-week session. Courses distribute as outlined below. Though some courses may appear in more than one course area (program core, program-specific and electives/concentrations), each course may be applied to fulfill one graduation requirement only. Students who are licensed CPAs or who have passed applicable parts of the CPA exam are exempt, as appropriate, from AC591, AC592, AC593 and AC594, thus reducing the number of elective courses required for graduation (see Course Exemptions). Students are granted these exemptions in addition to those allowed as described in Transfer Credit, Course Waivers and Course Exemptions. Students who hold an undergraduate accounting degree may be eligible to waive one or more of the accounting foundations courses (except in New Jersey and New York); however, each course waived must be replaced with an elective course (see Course Waivers). Requirements. Students who have acquired a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any recognized university or college and who passed the Graduate Management Admission Test GMAT or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). GMAT or GRE is a multiple-choice, computer-based, standardized exam that is often required for admission to graduate programs and graduate business programs (MBA) globally.

Who should enroll

Ideal for communication professionals, this degree program will blend practical experience with business trends and theory in one of the most growth-oriented segments in the corporate world. Project management skill sets will enhance every professional who is focused on process and “people” management as it relates to organizational development.

Those who will find an advanced degree in project management invaluable include senior project managers, directors and coordinators, marketing and PR professionals, service managers and leaders responsible for large teams of people or operations and human resources departments.

These courses may also be used by existing PMP® certificate(s) for professional development purposes and each course is worth 45 PDUs towards PM certification applications, emphasizing practical skills and concepts businesses demand from management professionals. The program enables students to develop management expertise and advance their knowledge, skills and careers in areas such as corporate management, directing cross-disciplinary endeavors and integrating functions across the business enterprise.

PMSU Faculty and Resources

Project Management Solutions University will employ a world-class faculty. Each faculty member brings a combination of professional experience and academic credentials to their PMSU Courses. The faculty members focus on high quality instruction that drives student success.

PMSU will hire faculty who have at least five years of teaching experience or ten years of professional experience in their field of study. Most faculty members hired by PMSU have earned a terminal degree and have contributed at least ten publications or presentations of scholarly work in their field of study. Once hired, PMSU assesses faculty members frequently through such instruments as the End-of-Course Student Survey, an annual Peer Appraisal, an annual Self Appraisal and an annual appraisal conducted by the Chair of Faculty Development.

PMSU encourages faculty members to continue making scholarly contributions in their field of study while teaching; the University requires and supports high levels of performance in course instruction, the Faculty Administration department facilitates professional development activities that provide the faculty members with the tools and skills they need to drive student success. The Faculty Administration department’s top priority is finding and retaining highly qualified and high-performing faculty.

Master of Project Management Programs

The Master of Science (MS) in Project Management, a part-time online program, is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills expected of project managers in any field. The course content integrates the success areas internationally recognized by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

MBA/PMP/ MPgMP Degree Program Requirement         
Number of courses 10 30 credit hrs.
Core Courses 4 12 credit hrs.
Elective Courses 2 06 credit hrs.
Total 48 credit hrs.

A master’s degree candidates are required to complete 48 semester credit successfully, six core or concentration courses, 15 program-specific courses, two elective courses, and obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in the courses indicated above. Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per eight-week session.

Our PMSU MBA/PMP/MPgMP concentration coursework prepares students for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to a specific degree program, students may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:

Core MPM Courses
FI504 Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
GM520 Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
GM533 PM587 Applied Managerial Statistics Advanced Program Management
GM591 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
HR587 PM584 Managing Organizational Change Managing Software Development Projects
FI504 Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
PMP Program Specific Courses
GM588 Managing Quality
PM586 Project Management Systems
PM587 PMT100 PMT200 Advanced Program Management Project Management Theory Project Management Theory
PM592 Project Cost and Schedule Control
PM595 Project Risk Management
PM598 Contract and Procurement Management
PM600 Project Management Capstone
Two Electives
MM522 Marketing Management
SUST520 Organizational Sustainability
PM587 Advanced Program Management
PM591 Sustainability Project Management
PM605 Project Management Systems
PM605 Advanced Project Management Practices and Professional Exam Preparation

MBA Programs

The MBA program requires successful completion of 48 semester-credit hours, five program core courses, five program-specific courses, and 18 elective credit hours

Five Core Courses
FI504 Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
GM533 PMT100 PMT200 Applied Managerial Statistics Project Management Theory Project Management Theory
GM591 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
IS535 Managerial Applications of Information Technology
MM522 Marketing Management
Five Program-Specific Courses
AC505 Managerial Accounting
FI515 Managerial Finance
GM520 Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
GM545 Business Economics
GM600 Business Planning Seminar
18 Elective Courses
FI504 Managerial Decision-Making
GM530 Applied Managerial Statistics
GM533 Business Economics
GM545 Managerial Communication
GM550 Managing Quality
GM588 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
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