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Bachelor of Science in Project Management

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Part Time
Part-Time Degree & Certificate Programs
Bachelors
Off Campus, On Campus, Online

Program Description

An unparalleled degree opportunity.

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 skills they need to be leaders in business, industry and government. The BS in project management degree is available in both on-campus and 100% online formats.

You’ll benefit from:

  • A curriculum taught by industry experts and aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • The opportunity to transfer up to 80 credits from prior professional and educational experience.
  • Access to all Wentworth resources and support services, including the library, academic advising, career counseling and technical support.

Learn more about our Department of Management.

 

  • Program Objectives

    By pursing a bachelor’s degree in project management from Wentworth, you will:

    • Learn the contemporary theories of management, leadership and teamwork, and gain crucial accounting, computer software systems, marketing, finance and communication skills.
    • Be prepared for leadership career opportunities such as project manager, business analyst, project engineer, operations coordinator and field service engineer.
    • Boost your earning potential. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the 2015 median annual salary for a project manager in the U.S. was $108,000. Furthermore, PMI forecasts that between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created across the globe.
  • Admissions Requirements & Tuition

    Applicants to the BS in project management program should have a minimum of three years of work experience. Other admissions requirements include:

    • Online application
    • Official high school or GED transcript (not required for applicants with an Associate's Degree or higher)
    • Official previous college transcripts
    • Current resume

    Tuition

    • $475/credit hour
    • Online math placement exam (if necessary)

    Tuition:

    • $475 per credit hour
  • Start Terms

    • Summer 2018
    • Fall 2018

Program Curriculum

This 128-credit program encompasses the following required courses, electives and capstone project.

  • Managing and Leading Organizations. This course examines the human aspects of management and is concerned with the ways in which the interactions of members of the management hierarchy contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. The course utilizes both case studies and textual materials allowing students to apply management approaches to a variety of management situations and environments. 
  • Management Communications. This course focuses on the development of professional-level written, oral and presentation communication skills. Students will learn how to conduct a meeting, do an effective oral presentation, write technical descriptions, instructions and reports, and effectively present information. Standard business formats will also be reviewed.
  • Intro to Project Management. This course provides an overview of design processes, scheduling, financing, production, marketing and distribution, as well as discussion of organizational structures.
  • Organizational Behavior. Students in this course develop an understanding of organizational dynamics in order to develop strategies and actions that foster and sustain high performance.
  • Principles of Marketing. Designed to give the student a broad appreciation of the fundamentals of marketing analysis. Discussions of actual case studies are used to study advertising, personal selling, channels of distribution, marketing research, pricing, new product policy, and the marketing mix. 
  • Research Methods in Business.  This course provides perspective managers with an understanding of the skills necessary to make effective use of formal quantitative and qualitative research and analytical processes. 
  • Project Planning, Scheduling and Control. This is a holistic approach to project management, including planning, scheduling, organizing and controlling projects, with an emphasis on project management process and tools.
  • Financial Accounting. This is an introduction to the basics of the accounting process, including analyzing financial transactions, trial balances and preparation of financial statements.
  • Financial Management. Topics include financial analysis and planning, working capital management, the time value of money, valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, dividend policy, types of securities, international finance and more.
  • Project Risk Management. This course covers the consequences of bad planning. Students gain insight into building a risk management culture while focusing on project management selection factors and financial return.
  • Managerial Accounting. This course focuses on cost accounting information and its use in managerial decision-making. Topics include budgets, cost behavior, profit and expense planning, production and materials planning.
  • Project Evaluation and Performance. This course explores effective and efficient methods for evaluating project performance. The content deals with measurement of project trends and results through information arising out of the management of the project work breakdown structure. The class emphasizes evaluating project performance measurements applicable to both current project results and future projections to project completion.
  • Capstone. Case studies and lectures focus on project management concepts, techniques and practices. Literature reviews and project-specific tools and techniques are used to deliver a group report and presentation.
  • English Composition. This is a review of English basics with emphasis on coherent paragraph and short essay writing, rewriting and editing.
  • Literature and Composition. Students will study literature and the literary themes in short stories, poetry, dramas and novels.
  • MATH. Students will take College Math A, College Math B and Statistics.
  • Electives. Students will take lower- and upper-level humanities and social science courses, a science elective and general education courses.

    Program Tracking Sheet

    Project Management in the World

    Earnings in 2016:

    Average starting salary: $70,000

    Top 5 Job Titles for Project Managers:

    • Electrician
    • Foreman
    • Project Coordinator
    • Journeyman Electrician
    • CAD Designer