Learn How to Oversee Critical Operations by Studying Project Management Online
Our 100% online MBA in Project Management degree program will not only advance your understanding of project management but will also set you apart as a leader in your organization. Liberty’s project management courses focus on providing instruction on how to manage teams and develop a project plan, performance measurement, evaluation, quality control, effective outsourcing, and managing risk, all of which are pertinent to the field of business — both nationally and globally.
Our online MBA in Project Management program features foundational business courses as well as advanced and universal concepts that can help you jump-start your career as a business professional.
What is an MBA in Project Management
The MBA in Project Management is designed to give you essential business management and leadership training specialized to the project management role. With the skills you need to manage teams in working toward specific business goals, you can help make projects move more smoothly. This program emphasizes the tools, processes, and techniques used by project managers to handle small to large teams handling multi-stage projects, as well as managing key performance indicators for businesses in any industry.
Whether you are seeking to advance in your current role or break into a new career, our program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and training needed to be successful as a project manager. Throughout our online MBA in Project Management degree program, you will participate in advanced studies of planning, scheduling, communication, negotiation, and leadership. We want to help you focus the skills and knowledge you already possess into advanced studies so that you can be prepared for a career in project management.
If you want to focus more of your course content on project management, then Liberty’s Masters in Project Management could be a better fit for your goals.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online MBA in Project Management Program?
Our online MBA in Project Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is an industry leader among MBA in Project Management programs. Courses in this online degree will prepare you with contact hours in project management required to sit for the certification examination offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Liberty University is one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. We work hard every day to live up to those credentials, by improving our curriculum and teaching methods continually as well as by building upon the strengths you possess when you enter your program. Our Master of Business Administration – Project Management degree program is offered 100% online, which allows you to continue your career while completing your MBA
Become Qualified to Pursue Your CAPM Certification
Liberty’s MBA in Project Management online will help you prepare to sit for the CAPM examination, which is a credential conferred through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Our program provides you with courses that cover the basic skills included in the exam so you can pursue this certification.
The Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) is a valuable certification that can do the following:
- Help you advance in your current career
- Open opportunities for new careers within the field of project management
- Demonstrate your ability to professionally navigate a variety of challenges in project management
- Give employers confidence in your ability to effectively manage projects and teams
While researching project management MBA programs, you may have questions about how this program can help you meet your career goals. Below are some common questions about our project management MBA online program.
What can I do with an MBA in Project Management?
If you earn an MBA in Project Management, you will be equipped with the essential business, management, and leadership skills needed for nearly any industry role. You will have specialized skills in project management that every industry needs to achieve complex goals. Whether in sales departments or IT firms, companies and organizations need help managing the individual responsibilities of many employees.
With an MBA in Project Management, you will have the background in business management and the skillset of a project manager that can help you be a more successful executive or program director. If you want to have flexibility to handle projects and administrative tasks, then the MBA online project management program will help you get the training you need.
Do you need an MBA to be a project manager?
To become a project manager, you need specialized training in the tools, methods, and strategies project managers use to solve business problems. But if you already have a bachelors degree, then it can be difficult to get these special skills. Business management graduate programs can have some of these skill areas as part of their curriculum, but a project manager masters degree will be especially focused on giving you the training you need.
A masters in business management like Liberty’s MBA in Project Management will provide advanced training in these areas. Through your project and business management courses, you will learn how to solve real-world business problems through project management techniques.
Is a PMP better than an MBA?
Project Management Professional certification (PMP) is a professional designation provided by the Project Management Institute. As with the CAPM, the PMP certification is not an academic degree and instead is intended to demonstrate your professional skills from the field. Since the PMP is an exam based on experience, you are expected to have work experience as a project manager before taking the exam.
Our recommended path for career project managers is to pursue the MBA in Project Management or the MS in Project Management, which will prepare you for the CAPM exam. Later, after gaining experience in the field, you will be equipped to take the PMP exam to further demonstrate your expertise as a project manager. Our degree in project management will be an effective starting point for your career.
What Will You Learn in Liberty’s MBA in Project Management Online Program?
Our online MBA in Project Management explores the integral aspects of business and leadership in project management. You will learn about the various components of project management in relation to project selection, aligning projects with organizational strategy, estimating project times and costs, and managing risk.
Training in leading project teams will be provided in an in-depth study of high-performance teams, managing team conflict, motivation, and the empowerment of teams. As a project manager, you will not only need skills in organization and implementation but also in human relations. Additionally, you will learn how to efficiently plan, design, implement, assess, and report project performance.
We want to prepare you for any situation that may arise in your career as a project manager. For that reason, we have created a specialized course that focuses on risk management. This course covers the principles and concepts of risk management, process and planning, critical success factors for effectiveness, and how to perform qualitative and quantitative risk analysis. You will also be trained on how to create quality project management processes for successful outcomes.
Our courses are taught by business professionals with real-world, practical experience. Through our flexible online format, you will have the opportunity to learn from these industry-leaders while remaining in your current position and improving your knowledge, experience, and résumé! Liberty University’s MBA in Project Management offers an unparalleled online community, emphasizing Christ-centered business practice, ethical decision making, and faculty mentorship. By the end of your MBA, you will have completed a capstone project to demonstrate your expertise and boost your marketability as a practiced project manager.
- BMIS 680 – Advanced Project Management I
- BMIS 681 – Advanced IT Project Management II
- BUSI 682 – Global Project Management
- BUSI 690 – Policy and Strategy in Global Competition
Highlights of Our Online Masters Degree in Project Management Program
- Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online MBA in Project Management degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- Our online MBA in Project Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- You can complete this online project management MBA in as little as 2 years.
MBA in Project Management Degree Information
- This program falls under the School of Business.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this MBA program.
- View the Graduate Business Course Guides (login required).
Online MBA Degree Program Military Benefits
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates, and no set login times
Potential Career Options with an MBA in Project Management
Graduates of our online MBA in Project Management will have the opportunity to pursue careers in a wide variety of industries and positions including:
- Assistant project manager
- Business marketing
- Project scheduler
- Senior project manager
If you are seeking PMI certification, please confirm with the Project Management Institute (PMI) that you are meeting all requirements for that certification.
Master of Business Administration Admission Requirements
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
- Undergraduate business prerequisites
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.