Student Success Story
"I was promoted within my organization as a direct result of the education I’ve received at Wentworth. I began working at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory as an electrician and I was promoted to project manager."
Joe Masello, CPCE student
Bachelor of Science
Project Management Online
Wentworth's online Bachelor of Science in Project Management program provides working professionals with the opportunity to advance their careers in a fast-growing and highly rewarding occupation that cuts across the private, non-profit, and government sectors. One of the few bachelor’s degrees in project management in the U.S., Wentworth’s program was developed in collaboration with industry experts to give students the desired skills they need to be leaders in an increasingly complex workforce.
Never has there been a better time to become a project manager. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the 2011 median annual salary for a project manager in the U.S. was $105,000, with 71% reporting a pay increase from the previous year. PMI membership has also grown from about 43,000 members in 1999 to roughly 700,000 in 2012, pointing to strong occupational growth. Furthermore, PMI forecasts that between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created across the globe.
Wentworth’s program provides students with a curriculum, aligned with the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), that focuses on the skills most pertinent to project managers, including planning, risk management, project evaluation, and cost/schedule control. Students also build a well-rounded knowledge of the core principles of business through coursework in: management, leadership, marketing, finance, professional communications, and accounting.
The online format allows adult learners to pursue their education while still being able to work full-time and meet their personal obligations. In addition to the online format, the Bachelor of Science in project management is also available in a hybrid format, with condensed seven-week courses that combine online instruction with weekend on-campus meetings.
Wentworth allows students to transfer up to 80 credits into this program from prior educational and professional experiences.
- Complete the Application online
- Official high school or GED transcript
- Official transcript(s) from any college(s) you have attended
- Current resume
- Online math placement exam (if necessary)
- $50 application fee
Successful applicants for admission should
- Be 22 years of age or older
- Have a minimum of 3 years work experience
- COMM310: Professional Communications (3)
- MGMT415: Leadership & Management (4)
- MGMT305: Organizational Behavior (3)
- MGMT115: Intro to Project Management (4)
- MGMT307: Business Research Methods (3)
- MGMT560: Marketing Management (4)
- MGMT455: Project Planning, Scheduling & Control (4)
- MGMT390: Financial Accounting (3)
- MGMT450: Financial Management (4)
- MGMT330: Project Risk Management (3)
- MGMT435: Managerial Accounting (4)
- MGMT655: Project Evaluation & Performance (3)
- Capstone (6)
General Education Requirements
- ENGL105: English Composition (3)
- ENGL116: Literature & Composition (3)
- MATH/SCIENCE (to include Statistics) (13)
- ELECTIVE: Lower Level Humanities (3)
- ELECTIVE: Upper Level Humanities (3)
- ELECTIVE: Lower Level Social Science (3)
- ELECTIVE: Upper Level Social Science (6)
- ELECTIVE: General Education Elective (8)
- General Electives (38)
Degree Total: 128
Wentworth Institute of Technology is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Project Management degree holds programmatic accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). More information can be found in the 2012-2013 annual reports to the IACBE.
Intended Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will understand the principles of project management to include team management. Statements of work, work breakdown structures, estimating and scheduling of projects and the earned value concept.
- Students will read and interpret financial statements and apply financial management/planning tools such as cash flow forecasting, capital budgeting, and breakeven analysis.
- Students will apply ethical principles to their leadership decisions.
- Students will exercise skills in analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving in the field of project management.
- Students will demonstrate effective professional communication skills.