3. Project Portfolio Manager
Project portfolio managers help organizations identify the most worthwhile projects, manage multiple projects, and improve project and portfolio performance. They help companies and executives reach their goals in terms of projects and allocating resources.
Here is an example of a project portfolio manager job description for a finance company:
“The Project Portfolio Manager will be part of the Project Management Office (PMO) team and responsible for assisting PMO staff with effective project planning, scheduling, management and tracking of all projects and programs to ensure overall service delivery to schedule, scope, and budget.”
Project portfolio managers often report to the executives of the organization.
How to Prepare for a Career in Project Management
According to the Project Management Institute’s recent salary survey, 82% of the 32,000 survey respondents hold the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Moreover, those who responded having a PMP certification reported an average of a 22% higher median salary compared to those without a certification.
Concordia University Chicago’s robust online MBA with a Project Management Specialization program equips students with project management skills in preparation to take the PMP professional certification exam.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in project management, then visit Concordia University Chicago’s Project Management MBA overview page.