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Master of Business Administration with a Project Management Specialization Online

Master of Business Administration with a Management Specialization Online

Learn the information and skills necessary to successfully execute project across your organization and influence managerial decision-making in the 100 percent online MBA with a Project Management Specialization program from SIUE.

Apply by 1/01/20
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 1/18/20

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Program Overview

Grow your ability to translate strategy into real-world application while gaining vital project management skills to drive efficiency and profitability in your organization with the MBA in Project Management online program from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Tuition

$17,787.12

Total Tuition

Duration

as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Credit Hours

36

Credit Hours

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:

  • 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
AACSB Accredited

The School of Business at SIUE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The School has been accredited since 1975.

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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

$494.09

Per Credit Hour

Tuition per 3 credit-hour course

$1,482.26

Per 3 Credit-Hour Course

Total Tuition

$17,787.12

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 finaid@siue.edu.

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Calendar

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

Start Date

1/18/20

Apply by 1/01/20

Start Date

3/21/20

Apply by 3/04/20

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 1 2019 8/24/19 8/7/19 8/12/19 8/20/19 8/22/19 10/11/19
Fall 2 2019 10/19/19 10/4/19 10/7/19 10/15/19 10/17/19 12/13/19
Spring 1 2020 1/18/20 1/01/20 1/08/20 1/14/20 1/16/20 3/07/20
Spring 2 2020 3/21/20 3/04/20 3/09/20 3/17/20 3/19/20 5/08/20
Summer 1 2020 5/11/20 4/22/20 4/29/20 5/05/20 5/07/20 6/27/20
Summer 2 2020 6/29/20 6/10/20 6/17/20 6/23/20 6/25/20 8/15/20
Fall 1 2020 8/29/20 8/12/20 8/19/20 8/25/20 8/27/20 10/16/20
Fall 2 2020 10/24/20 10/07/20 10/04/20 10/20/20 10/22/20 12/18/20
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Admissions

Admission to the MBA with a Project Management Specialization online program is based on a variety of factors including undergraduate grade point average (GPA), overall score on the GMAT and its parts (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing) and previous work in other graduate programs.

Applicants must submit all post-secondary academic transcripts and a $40 application fee. At least two years of work experience is recommended for students entering the MBA program, which is designed for working professionals. Students recently admitted to the program have had, on average, a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and an overall GMAT score of 520.

MBA online admission requirements (based on cumulative undergraduate GPA)

  • 3.20 and above – Bachelor's degree in business or engineering from an AACSB- or ABET-accredited institution
  • 3.00 to 3.19 – Bachelor's degree plus three years of professional work experience
  • 2.50 to 2.99 – Bachelor's degree plus three years of professional work experience or an internship, plus submission of an acceptable GMAT or GRE score

GMAT requirement is waived for applicants who have:

  • 3.20 or greater GPA on an undergraduate degree in business or engineering from an AACSB- or ABET-accredited institution
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with 3.0 GPA and at least three years of work experience
  • PhD, MD, LLM, DDS, DNP, EdD
  • Master's, PharmD or JD degree

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 siueapps@siue.edu.

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.

Have a question? Call us at 877-244-4661877-244-4661.

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Courses

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.

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In order to earn your MBA with a Management Specialization online, 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 dilemmas. Must be taken in the first 12 hours of MBA program.

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.

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, you will choose four of the following courses, one of which must be MGMT 551, MGMT 553 or CMIS 548.

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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focus on diagnostic, conceptual, analytic and interpersonal competencies needed in leadership roles; power, politics and influence in organizations; corporate culture and leadership style; and leadership and ethical decision-making.

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

Current topics in management, with special emphasis on designs, programs and techniques for managing quality and performance improvements. Advanced readings and cases on innovative business practices.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Management of program and project portfolios from a strategic organizational perspective, including selection and prioritization, performance measurement, and optimization.

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