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Overview

With the modernization and digitization of the business world, the need for project managers who can lead and manage us through this change is growing rapidly. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), there will be a demand to fill 22 million new project management-oriented jobs over the next decade.

Our innovative, 100% online Bachelor of Science in Project Management program will help you gain the skills and experience you need to work successfully as a project manager in any company or industry. This program offers you just the right mix of employer-demanded technical, leadership, strategic, and business management skills to ensure that you’ll be able to deliver as much value as possible as a project manager. You’ll learn techniques and tools for managing complex, long- and short-term projects, successfully and cost-effectively including how to:

  • Lead a project team
  • Communicate across an organization
  • Reduce risk and increase quality
  • Lead using an agile approach
  • Help your company successfully innovate

You’ll also gain real-world experience through dynamic experiential learning opportunities within each course and beyond the classroom, where you can work on real-world, virtual projects for leading companies. The program's flexible electives are aligned to industry-specific areas, enabling you to broaden and perfect your knowledge in multiple disciplines and capacities within the project management profession.


Unique Features

  • The 100% online format provides all the flexibility you need, where you can study when and where it’s convenient for you.
  • You can participate in real-world, hands-on learning projects to ensure you get the experience that puts you in demand with employers.
  • You’ll learn from faculty experts who have extensive real-world experience and who will ensure you get the practical skills that will help you advance your career.

Curriculum

General Requirements

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University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses (66 s.h.)

English

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
ENG 1107 - College Writing 2 
3.00 
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107 
1.00 
ENG 3107 - Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences 
3.00 
ENG 3108 - Lab for ENG 3107 
1.00 

Communication Studies

CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication 
3.00 

Economics

ECN 1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
3.00 

Information Technology

ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools 
3.00 

Leadership

LDR 1200 - Assessing Your Leadership Capacity 
3.00 
LDR 3250 - Leading Teams Locally and Virtually 
3.00 

Management

MGT 1100 - Introduction to Business 
3.00 
MGT 2100 - Principles of Management 
3.00 
MGT 2210 - Information within the Enterprise 
3.00 
MGT 2220 - Supply Chain Management 
3.00 
MGT 2310 - Organizational Behavior 
3.00 
MGT 2330 - Business Law 
3.00 

Marketing

MKT 2100 - Principles of Marketing 
3.00 

Mathematics

MTH 1100 - College Algebra 
3.00 
MTH 2300 - Business Statistics 
3.00 

Philosophy

PHL 2100 - Business Ethics 
3.00 

Project Management

PJM 1100 - Project Management Fundamentals - Project Initiation and Close 
3.00 
PJM 1400 - Project Planning 
3.00 

Writing

ENG 3260 - Writing to Inform and Persuade 
3.00 

Major Courses (21 s.h.)

Leadership

LDR 3400 - Evidence-Based Leadership and Decision Making 
3.00 

Project Management

PJM 2000 - Project Monitoring and Control 
3.00 
PJM 2100 - Quality and Risk 
3.00 
PJM 2200 - Project Procurement and Contract Management 
3.00 
PJM 3000 - Leading Agile Projects 
3.00 
PJM 3100 - Principles of Business Analysis Management 
3.00 
PJM 4000 - Program and Project Portfolio Management 
3.00 

Professional Electives (12 s.h.)

Complete four of the following:

Suggested Industry-Specific Electives

Healthcare

HMG 2100 - Healthcare Operations 
3.00 
HMG 4210 - Healthcare Policy 
3.00 
HMG 3225 - Public Health 
3.00 
PHL 2130 - Ethical Issues in Healthcare 
3.00 

Management

ACC 2100 - Financial Accounting 
3.00 
FIN 2105 - Introduction to Corporate Finance 
3.00 
MGT 4220 - Innovation and Change Management 
3.00 
MGT 4230 - New Venture Creation 
3.00 

Finance

ACC 2100 - Financial Accounting 
3.00 
ACC 2200 - Managerial Accounting 
3.00 
FIN 2105 - Introduction to Corporate Finance 
3.00 
FIN 3330 - Risk Management and Insurance 
3.00 

Information Technology (Database)

ITC 2000 - Principles of Systems Analysis and Design 
3.00 
ITC 2300 - Database Management Systems 
3.00 
ITC 2430 - E-Commerce Systems 
3.00 
ITC 3320 - Data Warehousing Technologies 
3.00 

Capstone (3 s.h.)

PJM 4850 - Capstone 
3.00 

Electives (18 s.h.)

Complete a minimum of 18 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours

Suggested Electives

CMN 2310 - Professional Speaking 
3.00 
CMN 3100 - Negotiation 
3.00 
CMN 3360 - Crisis Communication 
3.00 
CMN 3400 - Advanced Organizational Communication 
3.00 
HRM 2320 - Human Resources Management 
3.00 
HSV 2240 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment 
3.00 
PSY 2230 - Stress and Its Management 
3.00 

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has, in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Career Outcomes

Career Outcomes

According to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Job Growth and Talent Gap report, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of jobs requiring project-oriented skills. In the United States, the number of project managers is estimated to increase by 31% over the next decade – from 6.7 million in 2017 to 8.8 million in 2027. 

Increasingly, the role of project manager is becoming more and more important as companies orient more of their work in a "projected" fashion. Project managers get companies and organizations to results. In many organizations, the project manager is seen as a key role that helps lead a company and its projects to success.

What can you do with your degree?

This project management program is well suited for individuals who wish to pursue a career as a project manager in any industry.      

Job titles to consider include:

  • Project Manager 
  • Associate Project Manager 
  • Project Coordinator 
  • Project Leader 
  • Project Governance Professional 
  • Project Administrator 
  • Project Controller 
  • PMO Specialist 
  • EPMO Project Manager Specialist 
  • PMO Analyst

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Mary Ludden
Assistant Teaching Professor

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid