Master of Business Administration Project Management Specialization

Strengthen your skills to effectively manage key business projects.

In today's competitive business environment, in which technology skills are often outsourced, many businesses consider skills related to project management and business capabilities as critical to keep in-house. This Project Management MBA specialization, based on the knowledge areas established by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), is designed to sharpen your project management skills, including project planning, risk management, and project procurement. This specialization includes core business courses to help you strengthen your overall business acumen and build the perspective you need to interact effectively with other managers to meet business goals. A capstone course allows you to apply your skills in planning, managing, and controlling the process to complete the project on time and on budget. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing project management, director-level, or consulting positions, especially those that are more business than IT-focused.

Outcome goals and graduates’ proficiency levels

We have not yet collected enough information to publish learning outcome data for this program.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Project Management Specialization

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • Capella's MBA faculty members are also business professionals—bringing a balance of academic expertise and professional experience to the fields in which they teach.
  • Capella's MS, MBA, and BS project management curriculum is designed around A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
  • The Project Management (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC) has accredited the Project Management specializations in the following degree programs: BS-IT, BS-Business, MBA, MS-IT. Enrollment and graduation data are available.
  • The Human Resource Management MBA specialization has gained acknowledgement from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM®) that the curriculum aligns with SHRM's® HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
  • The Project Management MBA specialization includes courses that are approved for professional development units (PDUs) by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Expected Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate leadership and team development skills and successfully integrate them into the proper execution of a project.
  2. Apply business and organizational principles and techniques to utilize the appropriate roles and responsibilities of the project team.
  3. Develop the various parts of a project plan using industry-standard tools and project management methodologies defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  4. Apply legal and ethical principles of organizational management to the execution of a project.
  5. Forecast time, resource, and budgeting requirements for a project to coordinate the work within a project team and meet project objectives.
  6. Evaluate the various risk analysis techniques to assess and mitigate the risks within a project.
  7. Apply procurement management tools and techniques to the process of solicitation, contract administration, and cost reimbursement.
  8. Define customer and business requirements to identify project scope and evaluate methods for minimizing and managing scope creep.
  9. Develop the skills necessary to communicate project progress to stakeholders.

School of Business and Technology Master of Business Administration Graduates

Data from graduates across all MBA specializations have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Our School of Business and Technology MBA graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. The majority of graduates work in higher education, healthcare, or manufacturing.

Satisfaction with Capella Business & Technology Doctoral Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2012 – Q1 2013.

Many MBA graduates from the School of Business and Technology report advancing in their careers and receiving a salary increase, leadership role or promotion. They also say their Capella degrees garner recognition from employers.

Improvements in Skills & Abilities Business & Technology Master's Guide

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2012 – Q1 2013

School of Business and Technology Master of Business Administration Graduates

Data from graduates across all MBA specializations have been combined for these Student Experience results.

Most graduates of the School of Business and Technology MBA program report that earning an MBA has helped them meet program and career goals. They are likely to recommend Capella to friends and family.

Satisfaction with Capella Business & Technology Doctoral Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2012 – Q1 2013.

Business & Technology MBA graduates say that they gained valuable skills and abilities which are applicable in a range of professional settings.

Improvements in Skills & Abilities Business & Technology Master's Guide

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "distinguished" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2012 – Q1 2013.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (DOE) (under 34 CFR 688.6 ), provide some information about completion, expenses and occupations based on learners who graduated between July 2012 and June 2013. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The DOE has defined time to complete for a Bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

​​

Learn more about these values and how they are calculated»

Earn Your MBA

Four graduate schools. More than 40 specializations. Enroll in an online master’s degree program at Capella.


Alumni Success Story Quote

Photo of Heidi Coldagelli, BS Heidi Coldagelli, BS

"I didn't realize how much of an impact it would have on my professional life. When I started taking graduate-level courses, I gained a whole different viewpoint on my organization and my job."

Read Heidi's story »