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Save time and money by earning dual credit
Qualifying undergraduate students who pursue a Herzing bachelor’s degree in project management may apply up to 12 credits toward an MBA degree.
HR graduates may choose one of several MBA concentrations, or consider our Dual Concentration option to add additional emphasis to your MBA credential.
Become qualified with industry certifications
Earning industry certifications in project management can potentially set you apart from other candidates for the job you really want.2 There are two 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+
Our project management bachelor’s degree program prepares you to sit for the CAPM exam. Develop enough professional experience after graduating and you can become eligible to take the PMP exam and take 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.
Career possibilities in project management
Employers across major domestic and international industries seek contributors with a deep project management skillset, including healthcare, technology, finance, manufacturing, construction, engineering and much more. Develop an ability to efficiently facilitate projects and you’ll become a highly valuable asset for many different types of companies.
A degree in project management can help you qualify for several different types of jobs depending on your experience and degree level earned:
- Project Manager
- General and Operations Manager
- Sales Manager
- Administrative Services Manager
- Team/Unit Leader
- Operations Manager
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of project management specialists is projected to rise 6% from 2022-2032, faster than the average expectation across all U.S. occupations.*
You can position yourself best for career growth by continuing to advance your project management education.
How can I advance my career? Herzing offers multiple degree levels in project management, including a bachelor’s degree, and MBA concentrations for those who already hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in another field: learn more about our MBA in Project Management and Post Master’s Certificate in Project Management.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for project managers varies widely based on the state in which you work, experience level, and certifications earned.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, project management specialists earn an average annual salary of $101,610 per year ($48.85 per hour).*
Earn PMP certification to increase your potential. The Project Management Institute reports project professionals who earn PMP certification earn a 16% higher median salary.
Project Management Degree Programs
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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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Accreditations & Disclosures
1. The Business Division at Herzing University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.
2. Certification is not a requirement for employment.
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.
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