A graduate-level degree in Project Management provides skills that are applicable to almost any industry in the business world. You will learn how to organize, run and evaluate projects, such as kicking off a new product. Western Carolina University’s Master of Project Management program is designed primarily to assist those involved with project management initiatives and requires relevant work experience of at least two years. This was the first such masters degree of its kind in the United States at a nationally accredited institution, and the first one to be accredited by the Project Management Institute.
The M.P.M. program is a 30 to 36-semester hour (depending on possible course waivers) program that will advance your project management leadership skills through teaching, research and service. All faculty members have doctoral degrees and PMP certification from the PMI. Some of the courses students will take include Project Selection and Initiation; Project Plan and Implementation; Project Execution and Closeout; and Advanced Project Management Practices. The program is designed for busy professionals and is completely online to help accommodate your busy schedule.
An M.P.M. gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of industries like health care, green technologies and have the chance to execute exciting campaigns for companies representing a diverse number of goods and services. According to survey conducted by the PMI the average salary of project mangers was $90,260 in 2014.