Online Doctoral Degrees in Project Management

An online doctoral degree in project management may provide students with valuable management, leadership, and team-building skills required to effectively oversee an organizational project. In this three-to-five year program, students may learn how to strategically manage budgets, anticipate changes in project management theory, and utilize technology. Program coursework may include both research-heavy coursework and major-specific classes including risk management, managerial budgeting, and project monitoring.

Upon completion of the program, students may pursue entry to upper-level employment in their chosen field. Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in human resources, operations management, government, logistics, and post-secondary education.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 11% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for doctoral-level project management doctoral degree programs may integrate dissertation research courses alongside core project management coursework. These courses may teach students how to manage resources across projects, develop high performing teams, and manage control processes. Core project management courses may include the following:

  • Enterprise Project Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Monitoring and Control
  • Multiple Project Management
  • Managerial Budgets
  • Developing High Performing Teams

Career Options

Doctoral-level graduates may explore career opportunities in procurement, logistics, post-secondary education, information technology, and executive management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in management are projected to increase by 11% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • University Professor
  • Project Management Director
  • Project Researcher
  • Global Project Manager

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

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