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Project Management
Online Degree Program

Earn a degree in project management and become possible

  • IACBE-accredited*
  • 100% online classwork + capstone or internship
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • Program length: 32 months
  • Step towards earning Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Earn dual credit towards an MBA in Project Management
Waived enrollment fee Classes start November 2nd
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Program

Earn a degree in getting things done and become indispensable.

Project management is essential to the operation of businesses all over the globe. Upper-level decision makers thirst for facilitators wielding the skills to develop and complete projects on time and on budget. A bachelor's degree in project management is formal training in how to get things done.

Enroll in Herzing University’s project management program and develop a skillset treasured by employers in every industry. Team up with Herzing and become possible.

Additional program highlights:

  • Work-friendly online program with year-round education
  • Apply your education towards the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam
  • Well-rounded business education including classes in business ethics, leadership and organizational behavior, marketing and accounting
  • Experienced faculty facilitating learning content
  • Faculty with combined experience in leading industries, such as: banking, transportation, criminal justice, and military
Classes Start November 2nd

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Curriculum

Project management classes & curriculum details

This versatile online degree program provides training applicable across industries of all kinds. You will develop communication and leadership skills as you take courses covering topics like project planning, budgeting, contracts and procurement, lean management, team development and troubleshooting.

Program Credits Months*
Bachelor of Science in Project Management 120 32
*Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location
 

Required Management Core Courses

All courses, 36.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or BU 600 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3.00 semester credit hours.

or BU 630 - Project and Operations Management 3.00 semester credits

or  or BU 550 - Research and Decision Making 3.00 semester credit hours

Required Courses in Project Management

All courses, 36.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Business Elective Courses

A minimum of 7.00 semester credit hours is required. Students may take any business, accounting, human resources, or economics course.

Required Capstone or Internship

3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required.

Online & on-campus availability

The Herzing project management program may be completed online, with at least partial class availability offered at several Herzing locations:

Program delivery (online / on ground) may vary by location. Please call your campus for more information.

Dual-Credit MBA Option

When you enroll in our project management bachelor's degree program, you’ll have the option to save time and money by earning up to 12 credits towards your Herzing MBA. 

Requirements
Requirements
Skills for the job

Both hard and soft skills are required in project management, including time management, problem-solving, communication, attention to detail and critical thinking. Our curriculum teaches you to deploy and coordinate resources and learn how to get things done.

Education

Earning a bachelor’s degree in project management can help you earn the job you really want. You don’t always need a degree to qualify for an entry-level project management position—but holding a bachelor’s degree can give you a leg up on the competition.

Enrollment

Enrollment requirements include holding a high school diploma or equivalent, meeting with a Herzing University admissions advisor and filling out an application. Please contact us for any additional questions you have about the admissions process.

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Enrollment fee WAIVED now through December 31st

Find out which degree program is right for you. Call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing's programs.

Careers

Learn versatile skills for jobs in many industries

A project management skillset is coveted by employers in many industries, including technology, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, and much more. If you know how to get things done on time and on budget, your services will be in high demand.

A career in project management could be a good fit for you if you:

  • Communicate with and motivate people effectively
  • Can understand a client’s needs
  • Like to manage multiple people and details simultaneously
  • Have a strong aptitude for quantitative analysis as well as “people” skills
  • Are willing to work in a variety of corporate and organizational environments
  • Have good critical thinking skills with an intrinsic ability to respond quickly and appropriately to change

Advancing your career

The first step towards establishing yourself in project management is often to earn industry certification, such as the CAPM or PMP from the Project Management Institute. If you specialize in a sector such as healthcare or IT, you may also wish to pursue industry-specific project management certification. Earning a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) could help you move into advanced leadership roles.

Certification

Earning industry certifications in project management can be the difference between getting the job you want or just missing out. There are two primary issuing organizations to consider: the Project Management Institute (PMI) and CompTIA.

  • CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management (PMI)
  • PMP - Project Management Professional (PMI)
  • CompTIA Project+

The Herzing University project management bachelor’s degree program prepares you to sit for the CAPM exam. With enough experience succeeding in the industry after graduating, you can become eligible to take the PMP exam and advance your career to the next level.

The CompTIA Project+ certification is an Information Technology (IT) focused certification for project management professionals interested in entering the growing field of IT. Project+ is one of many industry-specific certifications you may pursue as a project manager.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The average salary for project managers varies widely based on the state in which you work, experience level, and certifications earned.

According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average salaries for project managers can range from $69,710–$152,860 per year ($33.52–$73.49 per hour), from an entry level position as a Cost Estimator to upper-level position as an IT Project Manager.*

Earn PMP certification to increase your potential. The Project Management Institute reports project professionals in the U.S. who earn PMP certification earn a 25% higher median salary.

Are project managers in demand?

Yes! A 2017 report from the Project Management Institute (PMI) projects growth in project management, particularly in developing economies. The PMI estimates as much as 33% growth globally from 2017-2027. 

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography and degree field, affect career outcomes. Herzing does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salary.

Project managers run projects and project teams. They help businesses keep track of multiple assignments and meet important deadlines. A project manager needs to excel as a communicator, keep up with multiple tasks and remain cool when the pressure is on.

Entry-level project managers usually assist with a specific aspect of managing projects, while mid and upper-level project managers will run teams, working directly for organizations or in a consulting role.

Yes! You will learn skills adaptable across many industries and possess abilities sought after by employers everywhere. Get educated, better yourself, and build yourself a new career with all sorts of potential.

Project management is not a profession that’s perfect for every personality type. Project managers often wind up wearing many hats and are accountable to complete tasks on time and on budget. People will look to you to deliver the final word and set expectations for what needs to be done, who needs to do it and when they need to do it.

As with any goal-oriented position in a supervisory role, project management can be stressful.

However, it’s a highly enriching career in that you are constantly learning and honing your skills. Every day will be a little different and there will always be new little “fires” to put out. If you thrive in that sort of environment, you are a great fit for a role in project management.

Requirements to become a project manager will vary by employer. There is always a balance of formal education vs. experience.

Holding a bachelor’s degree in project management signals to hiring managers you have invested the time to build the fundamental skills necessary to succeed in the role. With a degree and a proven track record in real-life project management, you can become qualified for more and more positions and earn more choice in your career path.

Project management is incredibly important to keep businesses functioning properly. Without clear expectations underpinning the many types of everyday tasks, project executors don’t know who needs to do what by when.

Project managers are crucial to set priorities, manage processes, audit workflows, guard against scope creep, reduce costs and keep the big picture in mind so everyone involved in a project can feel free to perfectly execute the details.

Businesses must work persistently towards organizing and solidifying their processes for prioritizing and completing projects. Project managers are on the front lines helping to keep business running smoothly.

Yes, a bachelor’s degree is a factor in determining your eligibility. Current eligibility requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification include:

  • Holding a 4-year degree
  • Three years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM Certification

You will need to gain experience to qualify for the PMP exam and earn your certification whether you earn a bachelor’s degree or not. However, earning a degree in project management can best build your skills and get you there faster—not only to get certified, but to truly excel as a project manager.

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This program is designed to develop the student's analytical and communications skills and equips the student with the experience and training to identify priorities, isolate specific assignments, and deploy and coordinate resources to accomplish projects on time, on budget, and within scope. The core components of this program include managing project teams, managing project risk, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, lean management, and project planning.

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Herzing University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

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