The trend in today’s marketplace drives professionals and students toward a project management education. Our workplace is becoming increasingly filled with “projects” along with the demand for skilled project management professionals. Project management skills are critical to employers, but are lacking in our workforce. Our project management programs help develop the top 3 skills in demand – leadership, business analysis, and project management skills. We learn to practice and develop these skills in all of our courses. According to PMI, 15.7 million new project management roles will be added by 2020.
About the Program
The Master of Science in Project Management program (MSPM)offered by City University of Seattle’s School of Management has been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) since 2011.
All GAC degree programs that achie accreditation must demonstrate and meet the GAC’s rigorous global standards of accreditation, which include an assessment of each program’s objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, onsite and online resources, annual self-evaluation, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management education. GAC accreditation ensures the quality of academic degree programs and their graduates in order to meet the standards of the rapidly growing field of project management.
CityU students are attracted by the GAC accreditation and its validation of the program’s high standards for quality and performance. CityU of Seattle’s project management degree program is the only northwestern based not-for-profit university that is globally accredited by PMI.
The program is designed for anyone with an undergraduate degree who wishes to aid organizations in realizing opportunities to grow their business. Students benefit from the tangible, practical skills offered in the program. Specifically, our MSPM program focuses on teaching the skills students need for leadership of project focused activities in an organizational setting. This includes building a portfolio of projects based on organizational strategy, and then developing and managing the planning, scheduling, budgeting and controlling activities to ensure that the maximum benefit is realized through project execution. Additionally, integration of multiple projects with internal and external stakeholders is addressed, as well as negotiation, communication, and managing work across culturally diverse distributed teams.
The philosophy of the PM Program is:
- Develop the leadership, business, and project management skills students need to become a well-skilled project manager or project team member.
- Integrates a business foundation with the theory and practice of project management.
- Bringing students together with experts in the field to enable learning as a community of project management professionals.
- What you learn today can be applied tomorrow.
- Providing continuous professionattps://my2.cityu.edu/mspm-outcomes/l education courses as a Registered Educational Provide (R.E.P) through Project Management Institute (PMI.org).
The MS in Project Management program outcomes can be found here.
Anissa Goyal, Ph.D.
Clifton Howell, Ph.D.
Deanne Larson, Ph.D.
Kathy Johanson, Ph.D.