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Master of Science in Project Management


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As the logistical complexity and technical requirements of today’s projects evolve to be more sophisticated, the demand for skilled project managers cannot be underestimated. In fact, many top executives are acquiring advanced skills in project management to gain a competitive advantage.

PMI This program is accredited by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center

The Master of Science in Project Management is a unique opportunity to combine a broad knowledge of business and management principles with a specific knowledge of successful project-based strategies.

Students with a broad range of professional responsibilities—from working on complex projects for global companies to designing IT infrastructure to completing consulting contracts—will benefit from this detailed examination of a project’s conception, planning, budgeting, resource allocation, and implementation.

The Boston University Metropolitan College Master of Science in Project Management will enable students to achieve success at the highest levels of management by preparing graduates to:

  • Manage complex projects
  • Facilitate relationships between the project team and customers
  • Balance competing demands among scope, time, cost, and quality

Students who complete the masterís degree in Project Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in developing a project management life cycle for projects relevant to their domain of study.
  • Advanced knowledge of the following project management process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing.
  • Proficiency in all basic project management tools and techniques, especially project communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control.
  • Advanced knowledge of tools for project scheduling, templates for project management and communication, and techniques, such as earned value, to measure schedule variance and cost variance.
  • In-depth knowledge of planning and governance of large projects and programs.

With appropriate advanced planning, you can use degree electives from your online Master of Science in Project Management to satisfy up to two required courses in an Administrative Sciences graduate certificate program—leaving only two additional courses to be completed in order to receive a graduate-level certificate.


Students must complete the six core management courses in addition to the four Project Management specialization courses, and two additional courses.

Students who have earned the Boston University Graduate Certificate in Project Management may transfer their credits directly to the MS in Project Management, earning the master’s degree by completing just the six core courses and two additional courses.

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