Earn a degree in project management and become possible
- 100% online classwork + capstone or internship
- Transfer up to 90 approved credits
- Typical program length: 32 months
- Step towards earning Project Management Professional (PMP) certification2
- Earn dual credit towards an MBA in Project Management
Project management bachelor’s degree classes & curriculum details
This versatile online bachelor’s degree program provides training applicable across industries of all kinds. You will develop communication and leadership skills as you take courses studying topics like project planning, budgeting, contracts and procurement, lean management, operations management, team development and troubleshooting.
All classes are delivered online, and the curriculum includes a capstone or internship.
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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
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. Students who are qualified to take dual-credit courses may also take approved graduate courses.
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.
Save time and money by earning dual credit
Students enrolled in Herzing University’s project management bachelor’s degree program can get a head start on earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Qualifying undergraduate students who pursue a Herzing bachelor’s degree in project management may apply up to 12 credits toward an MBA degree.
Project management graduates may choose one of several MBA concentrations, or consider our Dual Concentration option to add additional emphasis to your MBA credential.
Get educated and get certified
Earning industry certifications in project management can be the difference between getting the job you want or just missing out.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+
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.
Project Management bachelor’s degree program enrollment requirements
Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University Project Management bachelor’s degree program include:
- Completed high school diploma, GED or equivalent
- Meet and interview with a Herzing University admissions advisor
- Complete an enrollment application
Learn versatile skills for jobs in many industries
A project management skillset is coveted by employers in many industries both global/international and domestic, including technology, healthcare, construction, finance, 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
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of project management specialists is projected to rise 6% from 2019-2029, faster than the average expectation across all U.S. occupations.
Take the first step into a new, growing career field with Herzing University. In less than one year you can position yourself well to compete for entry-level jobs in high demand.
How can I advance my 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 and reach the top of your field.
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 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, project management specialists earn an average annual salary of $84,290 per year ($40.53 per hour).* Employment is expected to rise 6% from 2019-2029, higher than the expected average across all U.S. occupations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bachelor of Science in 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 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.
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2. Certification is not a requirement for employment.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. 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.