MS in Project Management

(On Campus and Online)

Offered on the Charles River Campus as well as online, Metropolitan College’s Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree program serves as a comprehensive introduction to the world of project management. While learning the tools and techniques 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 with 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 applicable 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.

Students who complete the master’s degree in Project Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in developing a project management life cycle for projects relevant to their industrial domain.
  • Advanced knowledge of the project management process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing.
  • Proficiency in project management techniques, especially project planning; project communications; cost and schedule estimation and control; contracting; and risk and quality analyses.
  • Knowledge of advanced tools for project cost estimation and control, schedule development and tracking, and templates for project management and communication.
  • In-depth knowledge of strategic planning and governance applicable to large projects and programs.

A total of 48 credits is required.

All students must successfully complete the core courses, concentration requirements, and electives. Any waived courses from the core or concentration areas must be replaced by an elective course in order to meet the 48-credit hour requirement.

Core Courses (six courses, 24 credits)

  • MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 648 Ecommerce
  • MET AD 655 International Business, Economics, and Cultures
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 741 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

Specialization Courses

  • AD 642 Project Management
  • AD 643 Project Communications Management

Plus two courses from the following:

  • AD 644 Project Risk & Cost
  • AD 646 Program Management
  • AD 647 Project Governance
  • AD 649 Agile Project Management
  • Any approved IT PM course from the Computer Science Department

Electives (two courses from course inventory, 8 credits)

  • Select two additional Administrative Sciences graduate-level courses with advisor’s approval.