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Master Project Management Across Industries with an MBA from Concordia University Chicago

The value project management provides to executing successful business initiatives is broad and seemingly boundless, from meeting timeline and workload projections to efficiencies that lead to tighter budgets and better bottom lines. As companies across industries increasingly realize the value of project management, the field continues to see workforce development needs increase at an astronomical rate. 

According to the Project Management Institute, “through 2027, the project management-oriented labor force in seven project-oriented sectors is expected to grow by 33 percent, or nearly 22 million new jobs,” and “by 2027, employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles.”1 

The on-campus and online MBA with a specialization in Project Management from Concordia University Chicago prepares graduates to effectively fill this ever-growing need. 

Thanks to CUC’S MBA program, I can understand that making decisions based on ethical behavior could contribute to a company’s success in the long term. Notably, each individual in an organization has the right to speak up and express his/her concerns about the ethical decisions of their company.

- Hoang Phuoc Hien Nguyen
MBA '20

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Project Management MBA Learning Outcomes

Students can be confident that the Master of Business Administration in Project Management was expertly developed and intentionally designed to:

  • Equip students with the quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to handle project planning, risk management, high-level decision making, and management strategy implementation
  • Teach the skills to prepare students for project management certifications including the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) professional certification exams 
  • Prepare graduates for project manager positions in a wide range of project-intensive fields

Take the Next Step in Your Project Management Career with an MBA

Concordia University Chicago offers a variety of specialized MBA degrees in many disciplines, industries and business sectors. The online MBA in Project Management degree produces graduates who are prepared to increase their leadership and team management skills while gaining the knowledge and tools necessary for successful project planning, execution, management, and reporting. 

This online Project Management MBA includes all 12 courses featured in the core MBA degree program, plus three additional courses that focus exclusively on project management:

  • MBAP 6605 – Managing Projects
  • MBAP 6610 – Project Resources and Teams
  • MBAP 6615 – Project Monitoring and Control 

Program Details

Students must complete 45 hours of online coursework to earn an MBA with a specialization in Project Management from Concordia University Chicago. The academic calendar features three 16-week semesters per year, with each semester comprised of two consecutive eight-week terms. To complete the online MBA in project management degree program, students should partner with their advisor to create a customized degree plan that is comfortable for their unique circumstances.

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of organizations

have at least one Project Management Office according to the State of Project Management 2020 by Wellingtone.

Career Outlook

Earning an online project management MBA prepares graduates for a project management career. It’s a field that is growing rapidly as technology and the workplace evolve. From 2021 to 2031, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 7% increase in the employment of project management specialists.

While a bachelor’s degree can get you into the project management field, some employers prefer project managers to have a master’s degree. Earning a project management MBA online prepares graduates for a variety of management jobs at every level of the organization, including:

  • Project manager
  • Senior project manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Scheduler
  • Team Leader
  • Assistant Project Manager

Salaries in this field will vary depending on the position and location. As of May 2021, BLS data indicates the median annual pay for project management specialists was $94,500, while the top 10% earned upwards of $159,140 per year.

Earning an online MBA in Project Management from Concordia University Chicago prepares graduates for jobs in this demanding but rewarding profession.

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MBA in Project Management: 45 Credit Degree Program

MBA in Project Management Courses
Total Core MBA Credits – 36
ID CourseCredits
MBAP 6605Managing Projects3
MBAP 6610Project Resources and Teams3
MBAP 6615Project Monitoring and Control3

Tuition & Financial Aid

If there is no interruption in your course of study at Concordia University Chicago, you are guaranteed there will be no increase in tuition rates. Contact us to confirm the current tuition and fees for this online MBA degree. Students who enroll in the online MBA program as a degree candidate are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Active-duty military service members, veterans and eligible dependents can take advantage of financial programs available to assist in paying for a college education. For more information, please visit the active-duty/veterans website.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the online Project Management MBA degree program at Concordia University Chicago, students must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Complete and submit all required admission materials as follows:

  • Objective Statement – Write a brief essay outlining your education and career goals and explain how an MBA degree from Concordia University Chicago will help you fulfill those objectives.
  • Official Transcripts – Provide one official, sealed transcript from each institution that has granted you a degree. Full admission requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.85 or higher for master’s degrees.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Send two letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to comment on your academic proficiency, professional competencies and personal character.

International applicants may be required to submit additional supporting materials, such as proof of English language proficiency, a copy of their passport and a foreign transcript evaluation from an approved credentialing service. For full requirements, visit the Admission & Tuition page. 

There is no application fee and no GRE requirement to apply for the online MBA in Project Management degree program at Concordia University Chicago.


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