Manage exciting projects and put your career on a winning track.

At University of the Cumberlands, our master’s in project management degree program is intentionally designed to help working professionals like you further your education and advance your current business career. With an MSPM, you’ll gain the expertise you need to lead, manage, and coordinate complex initiatives. You’ll also develop crucial business skills in problem solving, decision making, team building and management, risk and quality management, monitoring and controlling projects, budgeting and cost management, and more! Through hands-on practicum or internship experience, you’ll have the opportunity to practice real-world business scenarios that will prepare you to take the lead in future decision-making contexts across diverse industries.  

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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

Master of Science in Project Management

UC’s online MSPM program will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in a project management capacity — and stand out to today’s employers in the highly competitive business world. You’ll learn approved theories and practical tactics for managing projects in and out of the corporate environment. Handling work projects, large and small, from start to finish will become your specialty. 

Course Requirements

BADM 532 Organizational Behavior 

BADM 537 Legal/Ethical/Social Environment 

BADM 623     Project Management Processes 

BADM 627     Project Risk and Quality Management 

BADM 628     Project Human Resources and Stakeholder Management 

BADM 633     Planning the Project 

BADM 634    Initiating the Project 

BADM 635     Executing the Project 

BADM 636     Monitoring/Controlling and Closing the Project 

BADM 637     Strategic Application in Project Management 

Note: All students completing the Master of Science in Project Management degree will complete a written Comprehensive Examination in the last semester of their academic program as a graduation requirement. 

BADM 699 Capstone 

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Mission & Goals

The mission of the Plaster Graduate School of Business is to foster academic excellence and student achievement. Students are provided with a strong academic foundation in business and are prepared to work as competent and ethical professionals.

Acquire relevant knowledge and competencies in the business world.
Practice effective business-related professional skills, especially those key to managing projects well.
Evaluate your personal values and connect them to ethical work behaviors.
Develop advanced analytical and critical-thinking skills to evaluate information, solve problems, and make sound decisions.
Research issues and questions relevant to the project management practice.
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Project Management Careers & Outcomes

All stats from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Project Management Specialist: $94,500

Project Management Specialist: $94,500

Project management specialists coordinate the budget, schedule, staffing, and other details of a project.

Logistician: $77,030

Logistician: $77,030

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.

Computer and Information System Manager: $159,010

Computer and Information System Manager: $159,010

Computer and information systems managers plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization.

Management Analyst: $93,000

Management Analyst: $93,000

Management analysts recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency.

Development Manager: $120,130

Development Manager: $120,130

Training and development managers plan, coordinate, and direct skills- and knowledge-enhancement programs for an organization’s staff.

Financial Manager: $131,710

Financial Manager: $131,710

Financial managers create financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.

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Common Questions

University of the Cumberalnds' master’s in project management is a graduate degree program intended for working professionals who have earned their undergraduate degree in business or another relevant field and are looking for the education — and credentials — to lead complex projects in their respective careers.

With an MSPM degree, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills needed to serve in a variety of project management and leadership roles. You may also consider a career as a logistician, improving product distribution challenges, increasing efficiency, and improving the processes of your company. According to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, project management specialist and information technology project manager career paths should grow faster than average over the next decade! 

While becoming a PMP may be a worthy investment in your career, it's important to note that it is not the equivalent of earning an MSPM. Why? Because a PMP certifies your existing knowledge and skills, while an MSPM program is designed to offer a comprehensive education in the theory and practice of project management. 

If you’re a professional who already has the requisite education and work experience, earning PMP certification could help boost your career prospects. But if you’re hoping to build new skills in project management, deepen your knowledge in preparation for advanced career opportunities, or make a career pivot, earning an MSPM may be the ideal next step. And many project managers earn both!

For many, the answer is yes. Consider the following potential advantages of earning your MSPM: Roles that call for project management skills may come with a bigger salary, you’ll learn in-demand leadership and management skills you can apply in diverse industries and organizations, and earning an MSPM can give you the career boost you need to move into a project manager role.

Yes! We know that the business world is always moving and that you need to move along with it, so we developed a 100% online master's program that is affordable, flexible, and high-quality. You can fit in your coursework as you have time in your schedule while still working full-time.

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Faculty Experts

Find out more about the professors who instruct courses in this program.

Dr. Veronica Paz

Dr. Veronica Paz

Associate Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Veronica Paz

Contact Information

veronica.paz [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Sunayna Johnson

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Sunayna Johnson

Contact Information

sunayna.johnson [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Michelle Preiksaitis

Dr. Michelle Preiksaitis

Associate Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Michelle Preiksaitis

Contact Information

michelle.preiksaitis [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Program Accreditation

The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

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