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Master of Business Administration – Project Management

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a highly valued degree in the business world. USU’s MBA program combines business theory with practical skills that students can apply in their jobs on a daily basis. USU MBA students will gain a deep understanding of the functional areas of a business including finance and accounting, marketing, human resources and information technology. MBA students will develop leadership skills through courses in organizational behavior, business law and ethics, international/global management, strategic planning and organizational change and innovation. The MBA curriculum also teaches critical thinking and problem solving, project management, communication, teamwork and ethics.

USU’s MBA program provides working adults the opportunity to earn an advanced degree without interrupting their careers – or commute to classes. All MBA courses are offered both online and on-campus, providing students with the flexibility to attend a course anytime – and anywhere. Class participation is required, which allows students the opportunity to interact with and learn from the USU faculty and each other. The MBA program offers a flexible curriculum designed to maximize the amount of transfer credits that can be counted towards their degree.

 

Tuition Rate:
$12,420 (including fees)
Monthly Payment Plan:
$325 per month for 38 months

For International Student pricing, please consult with your enrollment advisor on all of our MBA programs ‘Tuition & Cost’.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Individuals wishing to enroll in the Masters of Business Administration degree program must apply and be admitted to the University. All admission materials must be submitted directly to the admissions office by the application deadline (if applicable). An application to USU includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Complete and submit an application for admission,
  • Applicants must submit their official transcripts from the bachelor degree-awarding institution, and any post-bachelor degree institution(s); Programs with undergraduate prerequisites require official transcripts from the originating institution(s). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated, if applicable, by an acceptable evaluating agency.
    • A member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
    • A member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE)
    • Nursing applicants may use the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • Meet any program specific entrance requirements. See program specific admissions requirements.
  • Complete an Enrollment Agreement.
TUITION & COST

Per Credit: $325
Estimated Tuition: $12,420 (including fees)*
Monthly Payment Plan: $325/month for 38 months

*Rate effective for students accepted on or after January 15th, 2018.

COMPLETION TIME

3 semesters/12-16 months

*Dependent on course load

Project management is an applied management discipline employed within all industries today at all levels of the organization. The Project Management Institute (PMI) projects significant growth in this field through the year 2027. Additionally, many project management career opportunities go unfilled due to an observed talent gap (Project Management Institute, 2017).

The Master of Business Administration, Project Management Specialization offered by United States University Project Management program provides students exposure and essential training in project management essentials, project organizations, and project planning, execution and control. The project management course sequence within the MBA program addresses elements of the Project Management Institute Talent Triangle® and includes the following courses: Project Management Essentials, Project Management Organizational Framework, Project Management Integration Framework, and Information Technology Project Management. Note, this program is in the application process to become a PMI R.E.P (Registered Education Provider).

Master of Business Administration - Project Management Total
36

Core Courses

ACT 514: Managerial Accounting

Use of accounting data in corporate planning and control. Cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, pricing decisions and cost data, transfer pricing, activity-based management, performance measures, and standard costing.

3 Credits

BUS 500: Business Information Systems

This course emphasizes the business and organizational aspects of Information Systems (IS) to provide a competitive advantage, combining the knowledge of business technology. The course includes important topics related to IS, such as Foundations of IS, Data Analytics and Information Management, Enterprise Architecture, Systems Analysis and Design, Knowledge Management and the types of IT Infrastructure used in organizations.

3 Credits

BUS 505: Operations Management and Decision Models

This core course focuses on levers for structuring, managing, and improving a firm’s recurring business operations processes to achieve competitive advantage in customer responsiveness, price, quality, and variety of products and services. Critical to effective management of operations is the ability to model decisions.  Successful decision making requires the ability to structure complex problems, critically analyze options in a constantly changing world of work, and making the best decision given the information available. Students learn how to evaluate and apply analytical tools including optimization, simulation, and decision trees to examine and implement managerial decision models. Business applications include resource allocation, risk analysis and sequential decision-making through time.

3 Credits

BUS 544: Business Economics

Basic microeconomic principles used by firms, including supply and demand, elasticities, costs, productivity, pricing, market structure and competitive implications of alternative market structures. Market failures and government intervention. Public policy processes affecting business operations.

3 Credits

FIN 510: Financial Management

The financial management of an organization is critical to its long-term viability. In this course students are introduced to financial management concepts. Students will develop graduate level math skills and learn how financial analysis is used to make decisions. Topics covered include: ratio analysis, risk assessment, ROI, cost of capital, and the time value of money.

3 Credits

MKT 506: Marketing Strategy

The primary responsibility of marketing management is to create a mutually beneficial exchange between a company and its customers and to sustain that exchange in a competitive marketplace. This course provides the opportunity for an in-depth review and analysis of the latest theories from psychology and behavioral decision-making, economics and industrial organization, statistics and management science that make up the basis of any marketing strategy that drives this mutually beneficial exchange. Building on the foundational concepts of marketing, students gain increased knowledge on the evolving field of practice related to all areas of organizational marketing.

3 Credits

MGT 504: Talent Acquisition, Performance, and Behavior

In this course, students will study the changing role of the Human Resources function, and the impact this change is having on organizations. In addition, students will analyze current trends students will analyze current trends and issues facing the Human Resource professional, and the skills that will be required to be successful.

3 Credits

MGT 599: Capstone

This is the final course in the MBA program. It is designed to have students demonstrate their understanding through a culminating experience promoting synthesis and application of business concepts and theories from all of their coursework. The United States University MBA core provides students with the essential foundation to build their business mastery: accounting and finance, talent acquisition and development, economics, marketing, operations, information systems, and business policy. The learning experience across the curriculum included principles and application of strategy and execution, ethical and legal considerations in the workplace, diversity, and change management.

3 Credits

Concentration Courses - Project Management

MGT 550: Project Management Essentials

Project Management Essentials introduces and provides an overview to the fundamental elements of effective project management, including the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) five processes and ten knowledge areas. Tools, methodologies, and sample questions, exercises, quizzes, and assignments are included in the modules of this class. The reading materials required for this class include a significant amount of information, however, our goal is to expose you to all the areas of project management and not expect you to be advanced project manager learners at the end of the course.  As such, material you read and research should be understood to the level that you are capable of thoroughly answering the discussion questions, quizzes/exercises, and written assignments.

3 Credits

MGT 551: Project Management Organizational Framework

This course introduces students to the Initiating and Planning processes of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge by means of a real-world project scenario. Students develop the work products and sub-plans described in the ten knowledge areas represented in the Initiating and Planning process groups. The course culminates with a course project that includes a project schedule featuring developed using open-source project management software.

3 Credits

MGT 552: Project Management Integration Framework

Project Management Integration Framework completes the topics presented in the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge and Project Management Organizational Framework.  The processes covered are: execution, controlling, and closing.  Continuing the work from Project Management Essentials and Project Management Organizational Framework provides students with additional opportunities to apply these concepts using real-life exercises and examples. The project initiated during Project Management Organizational Framework is completed in this course.

3 Credits

MGT 553: Information Technology Project Management

In today’s fast-paced and dynamic environment, innovative information technology and system development projects are critical to many companies’ success. The emphasis on such projects creates greater demand from senior management to deliver quality information technology projects on time, within budget, and which add functionality and value to their customers and clients. IT Project Management will teach the project manager how to integrate sound project management principles in the information technology project’s development profile in order to assure every aspect of the project is under control and delivers the technical objectives. This course will also cover the IT project’s life cycle from initiation through closeout and address all the components of project management as they relate to IT projects, based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® GUIDE) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).Students taking the project management specialization also develop a breadth of management skills by beginning the program with foundational courses that include important topics such as information systems, cross-cultural management, and strategic management and analysis.

3 Credits