Master of Business Administration with a Project Management Specialization Online

Learn the information and skills necessary to make successful managerial decisions and influence organizational change. Grow your ability to translate project management strategy into real-world performance improvements that drive efficiency and profitability in your organization.

Apply By 8/7/24
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 8/24/24

Enrollment for our accelerated online MBA programs is open. Get started today!

Apply By 8/7/24
Start Classes 8/24/24

Enrollment for our accelerated online MBA programs is open. Get started today!

Program Overview

Dive into our online MBA in PM program

Tuition

$18,940.68

Total Tuition

Duration

as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Credit Hours

36

Credit Hours

In the online Project Management MBA at SIUE you will strengthen your PM ability to translate program strategy into real-world application while gaining vital skills. Apply today!

Applying the PMBOK framework and protocols, this in-demand MBA specialization equips you with an understanding of the fundamentals and best practices of project management so you can go beyond data to integrate theoretical concepts with applied models and skills. In this accelerated, online business master’s program, you will study essential topics such as project risk, procurement, quality management and change management. Taught by faculty with active industry experience, this specialization is a natural fit for students interested in taking the Project Management Professional certification exam.

This dynamic online program is designed to develop your diagnostic, conceptual, analytic and interpersonal competencies that can be tailored to real business needs. Learn how politics and corporate culture factor into leadership styles, as well as how to ethically manage resources in a global environment. Choose from electives in organizational change and innovation, quality and performance management, or portfolio management.

You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months, with no foundation courses required, regardless of your undergraduate background. MBA core course work strengthens your business foundational skills with advanced applications in decision-making, accounting, information systems and technology, managerial economics, corporate finance, quantitative analysis, marketing, and more. Plus, the curriculum includes a capstone course focusing on strategic management.

In continuously developing and refining the MBA curriculum, we work closely with some of the region’s top business professionals to bring theoretical knowledge and real-world experience into the classroom. Many of those same leaders serve on our advisory board, as do alumni who ensure the course work is relevant, up-to-date and serves the demands of working professionals.

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • Project management fundamentals including project initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing
  • Procurement management including supplier evaluation and contract administration
  • Analysis, interpretation and use of information for formulating, communicating and implementing managerial decisions in business organizations
  • Risk identification and management processes
  • A framework of standard processes based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Managerial and leadership skills in a project management environment, as it relates to interpersonal relationships, organizational influence and ethical decision-making
  • Project management fundamentals including project initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing
  • Procurement management including supplier evaluation and contract administration
  • Analysis, interpretation and use of information for formulating, communicating and implementing managerial decisions in business organizations
  • Risk identification and management processes
  • A framework of standard processes based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Managerial and leadership skills in a project management environment, as it relates to interpersonal relationships, organizational influence and ethical decision-making

Career opportunities

  • Project Manager
  • Project Portfolio Manager
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Director of Project Management
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Portfolio Manager
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Director of Project Management
  • Program Manager
AACSB Accredited Program

The School of Business at SIUE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and is one of only two percent of business colleges and universities in the world to hold this accreditation for business and accounting. The School has been accredited since 1975.

Tuition

Discover more about our affordable tuition

Tuition for the MBA with a Project Management Specialization online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition per credit hour

$526.13

Per Credit Hour

Tuition per credit hour

$1,578.39

Per 3 Credit-Hour Course

Tuition per credit hour

$18,940.68*

Total Tuition

If you are applying for financial aid, please use Federal School Code 001759. For more information, please contact our financial aid office by calling 618-650-3880 or emailing [email protected].

*Tuition includes all fees and is subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to increase tuition and fees at any time.

Calendar

Important dates and deadlines you need to know

The MBA with a Project Management Specialization program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best fits your goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Tuition per credit hour

8/7/24

Next Application Deadline

Tuition per credit hour

8/24/24

Start Classes

TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument & Financial Aid DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer II6/22/246/5/246/12/246/18/246/20/248/9/24
Fall I8/24/248/7/248/14/248/20/248/22/2410/11/24
Fall II10/19/2410/2/2410/9/2410/15/2410/17/2412/13/24

Admissions

Requirements for the master's in project management program

Admission to the MBA with a Project Management Specialization online program is based on a variety of factors including undergraduate grade point average (GPA), professional resume and previous work in other graduate programs.

Register quickly and easily – here’s what you need to know

  • Graduate School application and $40 fee
  • Submission of all postsecondary academic transcripts
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 in undergraduate coursework and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any graduate coursework
  • Current resume demonstrating detailed post-bachelor's degree professional work experience
  • Personal history information
  • All applicants with foreign academic credentials whose first language is not English must demonstrate adequate English language proficiency in advance of admission
    • Proof of English Proficiency: minimum requirements are TOEFL (79), IELTS (6.5) or equivalent

Applicants should have grades in quantitative courses that indicate a high probability of success in completing the MBA program. A review of quantitative courses will be conducted by the MBA program director.

Program application materials may be uploaded during the application process, but official transcripts must be sent directly from the school attended, and test scores must be verifiable with the appropriate testing service. Please contact the Graduate Admissions office with questions regarding the application submission process at [email protected].

Review the SIUE Admissions Policy for more information.

Students who were not admitted may appeal. These appeals are handled by the MBA program director. Students seeking an exception are required to provide the program director with evidence supporting the reason such an exception should be granted. The program director's decision regarding the appeal is final.

Students are expected to enter the program with competencies in computer software and statistics.

All required documents (e.g., official transcripts) should be sent to the following address:

SIUE Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Campus Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Electronic official transcripts should be submitted to [email protected].

Note: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their MBA courses. Students who fall below this minimum will be placed on academic probation and referred to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. If the student is permitted to continue in the program, the conditions for continuance will be put in writing and communicated to the student. In addition, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to receive their degree.

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Courses

The degree plan for the SIUE online degree program

The MBA with a Project Management Specialization online curriculum is comprised of 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of MBA core courses and 12 credit hours of electives.

In order to earn your MBA - Project Management, you will complete the following required courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the individual and group level dynamics of decision making focusing on non-quantitative issues surrounding managerial decisions and ethical dilemmas.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Understanding and analysis of financial and managerial accounting information to enable internal/external users to make informed business decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Information systems and state-of-the-art information technology with a middle-level managerial focus.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Economic analysis of managerial decisions, business strategy, government policy, and regulation affecting business organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical concepts and analytical tools for solving problems and making corporate investment and financing decisions. Firm valuation, international security markets, and foreign investments. Will not count toward MA or MS in Economics and Finance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Problem solving and fundamental quantitative methods to formulate and solve problems to support business decision making. Analysis of complex situations and communication of results.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Decision-Oriented overview of marketing management in creating value by analyzing customer responses for designing products, prices, channel and communication strategies for planning marketing effort.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis, formulation, and implementation of firm's strategy studied from a general management perspective. Interrelationships between the firm and its external environment are emphasized.
In order to earn your MBA with a Project Management Specialization online, the following courses are required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and techniques for managing technology projects within constraints of time, resources and functionality. Topics include project initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of procurement management and risk management in projects.  Topics include strategies for supplier evaluation and contract administration as well as risk identification, analysis, response planning, and control strategies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A framework of standard processes based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge and other resources.  Includes processes for managing scope, time, quality, cost, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement.  Prerequisite:  CMIS 540 or consent of instructor.
Plus, you must complete one of the following courses (your choice).
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge and skills of organizational change with emphasis on diagnostic skills necessary for effective management of planned organizational change. Individual and group leadership approaches.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Within the framework of negotiation, this course is designed to develop individual skills needed to manage effectively including: conflict management, negotiation and crisis/change management.

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