Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Project Management

An online bachelor’s degree in project management may provide students with the skills and expertise required to plan and execute a detailed project within an organization. In this four-year program, students may learn how to plan budgets, outline specific project goals, and procure supplies needed for a project. Coursework may include both general education requirements alongside major-specific courses such as procurement, strategic management, and project quality assurance.

Upon completion of this bachelor’s degree program, students may either seek entry-level employment or continue their education by enrolling in a graduate degree program. Baccalaureate-level graduates may gain employment in finance, government, technology, construction, and human resources.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 11% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for baccalaureate-level project management degree programs may integrate general educations classes with core project management courses. These courses may teach students how to understand an organization’s ethical principles, procure sources used to achieve goals, and recognize risk factors and how to overcome them. Core project management courses may include the following classes:

  • Project Quality Assurance
  • Integrated Cost & Schedule Control
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Managers
  • Organizational Change
  • Strategic Management and Business Policy
  • Personal and Organizational Ethics

Career Options

Baccalaureate-level graduates may pursue career opportunities in information technology, finance, government, human resources, and marketing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in project management are projected to increase by 11% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Financial Clerk
  • Procurement Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Quality Manager

Continuing Education

Project management graduates may have the opportunity to further their educational goals by enrolling in a graduate degree program. A graduate degree in project management may provide students with enhanced training in goal setting, problem-solving, and team-building. Employers may require students to hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum in order to obtain entry-level employment in project management.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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