Project Management Curriculum

The 30-unit part-time master of project management is designed for working professionals in business, technology or other related fields. The newly revamped curriculum now includes emphasis areas in technology, business and management and operational excellence.

The 15-unit graduate certificate in project management
is also offered and can be transferred into the degree program at any time.

*These courses are required to earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Required Courses (Choose 7 courses)

  • Project Planning Methodologies (T54-523)*
  • Hands-On with Traditional Project Management (T54-524)*
  • Project Management the Agile Way (T54-525)*
  • The Art & Science of Risk Management (T54-526)*
  • Strategies of Projects, Programs & Portfolios (T54-527)*
  • Human Performance in the Organization (T54-583)
  • Communication Excellence for Influential Leadership (T54-584)

Technology Emphasis Elective Courses (Choose 3 courses)

  • Decision-Making & Optimization (T55-505)
  • Understanding Emerging & Disruptive Technologies (T55-510)
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology (T81-506)
  • Foundations of Analytics (T81-574)
  • Enterprise Data Management (T81-575)
  • Analytics Applications (T81-576)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity (T83-559)
  • The Hacker Mindset: Cyber Attack Fundamentals (T83-567)
  • Programming Concepts & Practice (E81-501N)
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science (E81-502N)

Business & Management Emphasis Elective Courses (Choose 3 courses)

  • Developing Leadership for Professionals (T54-582)
  • Group Dynamics in Project Team Performance (T54-585)
  • Engineering Management & Financial Intelligence (T55-504)
  • Technology Strategy & Marketing (T55-506)
  • CEL Entrepreneur Consulting Team (B63-550X)
  • Negotiation (B66-524)

Project Management & Operational Excellence Emphasis Elective Courses (Choose 3 courses)

  • Facilitation Skills/Change Management (T71-502)
  • Lean Healthcare Concepts, Tools & Lean Management (T71-503)
  • Six Sigma Concepts & Tools (T71-504)
  • Legal Aspects of Construction (T64-572)
  • Fundamentals of Construction Management (T64-573)
  • Construction Cost Estimating (T64-523A)

Although certificate programs do not qualify for federal loan programs, loans are still available for the master's degrees. For more information, contact Johanna Sengheiser (

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Qualified veterans: WashU McKelvey School of Engineering and the VA will cover 100 percent of your graduate tuition.

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