Apr 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.; Project Management Concentration


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Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Project Management is a 36 credit hour program designed to develop students competencies in project management processes, agile workflows, and best practices for change and risk management. The program provides students with a solid business foundation coupled with the project managment skills needed to thrive in project-intensive industries, such as manufaculting, construction, healthcare, and IT.

The Project Management (PM) Concentration follows the primary content and knowledge areas identified by the PM Institute in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) setting industry standards and considered essential for a role or career as a project management professional. Material covered through the concentration focus on the ten knowledge areas and five process groups utilized in most all organizations utilizing project management approaches to meet organizational outcomes. Critical case analysis, individual, and team-based project development and execution are emphasized through best practices for project management.

The PM concentration provides completers with a depth of knowledge focused on professional certification as a project manager, but also enables successful completers to thrive in businesses and industries with organizational workflow processes designed around project-based approaches.  

Students who satisfy admission criteria and, if necessary, complete MBA leveling courses as a condition for admission, will require thirty-six (36) graduate credit hours to meet degree requirements. Of these, twenty-four (24) hours will consist of required business core courses covering functional areas of business such as business law, economics, finance and accounting, marketing, information systems, technology, research and analysis.

Program of Study


Contact Information


Dr. Tim Oxley
Dean, School of Business & Aviation
MBA Program Director
Phone: (304) 367-4239
Email: Timothy.Oxley@fairmontstate.edu

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