MBA: Project Management Specialization
The MBA Specialization in Project Management provides students with an academic curriculum focused on planning, leading, organizing, and controlling the resources and schedules of large-scale projects such as software development projects, engineering projects, civic improvement projects, or construction projects. A project is a temporary group activity with the goal to create a unique work product. This specialization provides students with knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently.
MBA Course Requirements
The MBA requires a 30‐48 unit program of study that consists of 5 major components – a core of basic business courses, theme courses, courses in the specialization, electives, and a culminating experience course. For additional course information please refer to the MBA Curriculum page.
MBA Project Management Specialization Course Description
The Project Management specialization is a total of 12 units. Students with a deep interest in a profession in Project Management would also benefit from taking any of the courses listed under Additional Enrichment.
|These FOUR courses are required (12 units)||Additional Enrichment|
|MIS 695 – Business Systems Analysis and Design **||MIS 688 – Information Systems in Organizations **|
|MIS 697 – Project Planning and Development **||MIS 691 – Decision Support Systems *|
|MIS 744 – Lean Six Sigma Quality Management ***||MIS749 – Business Analytics **|
|MIS 750 – Strategic Project Management **||MGT 721 – Seminar in Group Processes and Leadership|
|MKTG 761 – Product Innovation Management|
*Offered each semester
**Offered once each year
***Offered every other year
NOTE: Students are responsible to verify prerequisite requirements for the courses they select.
MIS 688 (Information Systems & Strategies in Orgs) is a recommended elective for all
MBA students. This class does not count toward the MBA in Project Management specialization,
but will count towards the remaining electives students need to complete.
This information is intended for prospective students or those who entered the MBA in Project Management program in Fall 2014 or later.
Students admitted to the MBA program in the Fall of 2013 or earlier should refer to the information contained in the Project Management POS Worksheet instead of this page.