Master of Project Management (MPM)
“As one of a limited number of universities and schools worldwide to be accredited by the Global Accreditation Center of the Project Management Institute®, we meet the standards of the leading association for project management professionals.”
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Project Management Master's Degree Program
Our Master of Project Management degree program is accredited by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center (GAC), the world's leading association for project management professionals. DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management is among a limited number of U.S. educational institutions and schools worldwide with this designation.
We are continuously working with leaders in the industry to improve our curriculum and bring you some of the best program offerings in the area of project management. Taking a holistic approach, our Master's in Project Management program courses provide expertise in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and applied statistics to help ensure that our students graduate with the skills required to successfully implement new programs or enhance existing ones.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
Available for all of DeVry and Keller's PMI GAC accredited programs.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Board of Commissioners has granted accreditation to DeVry University's Project Management Master's degree program.* ACBSP is one of three major accrediting agencies for business schools and is a leading specialized accrediting agency for business education. This recognition certifies that programs offered through DeVry University's College of Business & Management meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.
*For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
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Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 75+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 75+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
Master of Project Management1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 42
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 14
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $2,450
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2014.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.
If you're a DeVry graduate, you may be eligible for up to four course exemptions* through the Keller Fast Track.
*Course exemptions are not available in New York or New Jersey
MPM Graduation Requirements
Total length of the Master's in Project Management program varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could complete your Project Management Master's degree program in as few as 28 months.
- Total credit hours: 42
- Required program: 36
- Elective: 6
The PMI Global Accreditation Center (GAC) distinction confirms that our Master's in Project Management program curriculum meets the Project Management Institute's rigorous standards, which includes an assessment of the program's objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, on campus and online resources and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management.
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Required program courses (36 credit hours)
- Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis (ACCT504) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces core accounting and finance concepts and tools needed by managers. Topics are presented from a user perspective and include transaction analysis; financial statement analysis and interpretation; financial ratio analysis; job-order costing; cost-volume-profit analysis; and operational, cash and capital budgeting. No prerequisite
- Applied Managerial Statistics (MATH533) - 3 credit hours
- Applied Managerial Statistics stresses practical use of statistics in collecting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data. Both descriptive and inferential techniques are covered. No prerequisite
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MGMT591) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines inter- and intrapersonal dynamics as they affect achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of organizational behavior concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, organizational communication processes, leadership, power, authority, team building and organizational development. Managing change in a complex domestic and international environment is also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for examining organizational behavior in a systematic manner. No prerequisite
- Managing Organizational Change (HRM587) - 3 credit hours
- This course addresses concepts and techniques required to successfully implement change across an organization. Coursework focuses on identifying an organization's vision as well as opportunities that can align the vision with the organization's structures, processes, culture and orientation to the environment. Also addressed are opportunities for, and problems in, managing human dynamics in organizations, including intervention techniques, models, principles and values that indicate how to take charge of planned change efforts in order to achieve success. No prerequisite
- Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business (MGMT520) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces students to the legal, political and regulatory controls that define, promote and limit business practice opportunities. Fundamental interactions of law, politics, ethics and corporate social responsibility are emphasized. Topics include business and the legal system; foundations of business ethics; the constitution and business; regulatory and administrative agencies; regulation of private business conduct; the employer-employee relationship; formation and performance of contracts; ownership and control of business; antitrust, trade practices and consumer protection; land use and environmental protection; and the legal environment of international business. No prerequisite
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- Marketing Management (MKTG522) - 3 credit hours
- Marketing Management presents a structured approach to understanding and managing the marketing function. Each student chooses a product or service and develops a written marketing plan to learn how to determine and integrate elements of a marketing strategy. Topics include market segmentation, targeting, positioning and research; product decisions; pricing; channels of distribution; sales management; advertising; new product development; and marketing budgets. Special attention is given to applied business research and to the roles international and ethical considerations play in making marketing decisions. No prerequisite
- Managing Quality (GSCM588) - 3 credit hours
- This course focuses on implementation, cost and management of the quality function in manufacturing as well as service industries. Coursework addresses quality concepts and tools, as well as knowledge required for their application in quality planning, improvement and control in both parent organizations and supplier relationships. No prerequisite
- Project Management Systems (PROJ586) - 3 credit hours
- With an emphasis on planning, this course introduces project management fundamentals and principles from the standpoint of the manager who must organize, plan, implement and control nonroutine activities to achieve schedule, budget and performance objectives. Topics include project life cycles, organization and charters; work breakdown structures; responsibility matrixes; as well as planning, budgeting and scheduling systems. Planning and control methods such as PERT/CPM, Gantt charts, earned value systems, project management software applications and project audits are introduced. No prerequisite
- Advanced Program Management (PROJ587) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines how managers plan, budget, schedule and control multi-project programs within an organizational context. The importance of project teams and human resource management in the process is addressed. Topics include the role of projects in organizations; alternative organizational systems; program planning, budgeting, monitoring, control and management methodologies; team management and leadership; legal and ethical issues; conflict identification and resolution; and advanced applications of project management software. Prerequisite: PROJ586
- Project Cost and Schedule Control (PROJ592) - 3 credit hours
- This course stresses the need for project managers to understand and apply advanced tools and techniques to developing and managing project financial plans. Topics include cost and benefit estimation; project financial analysis; budgeting; resource allocation; sensitivity analysis; project metrics; and project cost and schedule control using earned value management systems. Prerequisites: ACCT505 or ACCT504, and MIS581 or PROJ586
- Project Risk Management (PROJ595) - 3 credit hours
- This course explores various ways to identify, analyze and mitigate the full range of project risks. Coursework also explores the six risk management processes outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. Using a practitioner approach, students learn risk management techniques by applying them to problems in case studies Prerequisites: MATH533 and PROJ586
- Contract and Procurement Management (PROJ598) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines processes through which goods and services are acquired in the project management environment. Topics include contract and procurement strategies; legal issues; contract pricing alternatives; technical, management and commercial requirements; RFP development; source selection; invitations to bid; bid evaluation; risk assessment; and contract negotiation and administration. No prerequisite
- Project Management Capstone (PROJ600) - 3 credit hours
- Students in this culminating course, which is intended to be taken as the last course, integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout the MPM program. Students develop, design and present a project; plan and justify the project; meet performance, schedule and budget requirements; adjust for unplanned occurrences; and provide status reports. Prerequisites: successful completion of all other program core and MPM program-specific courses, and permission from the appropriate academic administrator
Capstone Course: Project Management Capstone
The Capstone Course is a culmination of your prior coursework and is often taken toward the end of your Master’s in Project Management program. It gives you the opportunity to utilize the hard-earned knowledge and skills you've developed as a Keller student in a real-world setting, whether that's at your current workplace or by developing and implementing a business plan. Each year, the most outstanding and successful Capstone Project in its category is recognized with an achievement award.
Elective courses (6 credit hours)
You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.
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What's the benefit of the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) accreditation?
Keller's Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program has been awarded accreditation by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center (GAC). As a GAC-accredited program, Keller's Master of Project Management (MPM) curriculum allows students to accelerate their path and provides opportunities for ongoing professional development.
What's the average total number of credit hours required for a program?
The total number of credit hours that you'll be required to take varies by program, and our courses average three-semester-credit hours. Our MBA program requires 16 courses, our Specialized Master's Degree Programs require 13 - 15 courses and our Graduate Certificates require 7 - 9 courses.
How many programs does Keller offer?
Keller offers a wide range of graduate degree programs — an MBA with 17 concentrations, 7 Specialized Master's Degree Programs and 13 Graduate Certificates — in important business fields from accounting and finances to information systems and human resources.