BS in Project Management
Those interested in a career involving the development and implementation of projects for nearly any type of business might benefit from the studies offered in Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Project Management program. Read more about this bachelor's degree program here.
Official Program Name:
Bachelor of Science in Project Management
School Offering Program:
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.
Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Project Management program is designed to provide students with an introductory education in management principles, practices and strategies for overseeing various aspects of project development. Course topics will likely include project planning and scheduling, time management, goal setting, budgeting, risk management, quality control, contract management and project management software. Leadership strategies, performance measurement, personnel management, communication methods and conflict management could also be discussed. A capstone course allows students to apply concepts and methods studied throughout the program to the development of a business project plan outlining budgeting, scheduling and risk assessment strategies.
Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).
Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.
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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Project Management:
Project Management Major - 10 Courses (Credit Hours):
- Applying Leadership Principles (3)
- Introduction to Project Management (3)
- Principles of Management (3)
- Effective Project Scheduling and Control (3)
- Project Management Tools (3)
- Project Procurement and Contract Management (3)
- Assessing and Managing Risk (3)
- Total Quality Management (3)
- Project Leadership (3)
- Capstone - Project Management (3)
Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:
Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.
Furthering Your Education:
If graduates of CSU-Global's Bachelor of Science in Project Management program intend to pursue executive or directorial positions in the field, then they might consider continuing their studies in a master's degree program. Many companies might require an advanced degree for those applying to these types of positions. Colorado State University-Global Campus offers the following relevant master's degrees:
- Master of Science in Management
- Master of Project Management
- Master of International Management
- Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
Completion of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Project Management program could lead graduates to explore mid-management job opportunities in areas of, among others, operations, production or business development. For instance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) reports that employment of production managers is expected to grow 9% from 2010-2020. Additional fields graduates might consider are:
- Healthcare Management
- Operations Management
- Public Administration
- Small Business Ownership
- Human Resource Management