The Master of Science Program for Project Management at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers traditional and agile project management programs that respond to local and global needs using online and face-to-face instructional methods. In support of this mission, the degree program provides innovative academic and experiential learning opportunities that require students to understand, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate projects, teams and leaders in enterprise environments.
This 36 semester hour graduate program in Project management provides each student with a focused, applied and rigorous experience in creating, implementing and assessing projects.
To produce a high-quality product or service on time, on-budget and to the defined specifications, subject matter expertise is not enough. The complexities of modern product development and project management require a professional with specific technical, project management and leadership skills. This program leads to a Master of Science degree that prepares the student for career advancement in the field of project management and for positions such as program manager, project manager, project coordinator, lead project engineer, Agile project manager, or ScrumMaster.
PMGT graduates are able to:
- Demonstrate the applied knowledge and technical expertise in the management of a single project to meet stakeholder needs within constraints and aligned with traditional project management frameworks with industry standard artifacts;
- Demonstrate the applied knowledge and technical expertise in the management of a single team to meet stakeholder needs within constraints and aligned with agile project management frameworks with industry best practices;
- Demonstrate professional behavior by showing how successful project management will use stakeholder engagement, communication, leadership, and teamwork that is ethical, and culturally aware; and,
- Demonstrate strategic financial and organizational contextual awareness and insight by linking key stakeholder objectives to sustainable competitive strategies required to deliver value across operational functions using traditional and agile techniques.
The Master of Science in Project Management is accredited by the Global Accreditation Center from the Project Management Institute. HU’s M.S. program in Project Management is one of only 110 programs around the world to achieve this accreditation. The Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) is an independent academic accreditation body with policies, procedures, and standards for project, program, portfolio management and related programs at the bachelor’s, post graduate and doctoral degree levels.
Harrisburg University is a Registered Education Provider (REP®) through the Project Management Institute (PMI®), providing preparation for the nationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.
The PMP credential is recognized as the most important certification for project managers. It is globally acknowledged, in heavy demand, and highly sought after by corporations and individuals alike. A Project Management Professional designation demonstrates that a project manager has not only the experience but also the education to successfully lead and direct projects.
International Graduate Student Admissions Requirements and Curricular Practical Training
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