MS in Project Management

Offered both on the Charles River Campus and online, Metropolitan College’s Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree program provides comprehensive instruction on the world of project management. While learning the tools and techniques used to monitor and track project costs and schedules, students develop the ability to manage project resources and communications, and complete a successful project. The program covers both introductory and advanced knowledge, and provides the skills to manage a complex project within a specific time frame and budget.

Students seeking a broad range of professional responsibilities will benefit from this detailed examination of a project’s conception, planning, budgeting, resource allocation, and implementation. The MSPM is beneficial to a wide array of students: those working on complex projects for global companies; those designing IT infrastructures; those working in biotechnology companies; and those completing consulting contracts.

Degree Requirements

All students must satisfy the degree core courses, specialization requirements, and electives as indicated. Waived courses from the core or specialization areas must be replaced by an elective course in order to meet the 40-credit-hour requirement.

A total of 10 courses (40 credits) is required, as follows:

Degree Core Courses (four courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 680 Global Supply Chains
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 741 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

Specialization Courses (four courses/16 credits)

Choose four of the following:

  • MET AD 642 Project Management
  • MET AD 643 Project Communications Management
  • MET AD 644 Project Risk and Cost Management
  • MET AD 646 Program Management or MET AD 647 Project and Program Governance
  • MET AD 649 Agile Project Management

Degree Electives (two courses/8 credits)

Select two additional Administrative Sciences graduate-level courses (8 credits) with advisor’s approval. Graduate-level courses may also be selected from other Metropolitan College departments or other Boston University schools and colleges, with an advisor’s approval.