Online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Project Management
A Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership with a concentration in project management emphasizes practical abilities and theoretical knowledge to prepare you to delve into the concepts and strategies that lead to effective leadership. Explore the skills needed for efficient project management and oversee projects from concept to completion. Additionally, you’ll learn how to lead others in similar roles.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a bachelor’s in project management degree concentration?
Our organizational leadership degree with a concentration in project management focuses on the skills needed to advance in a project management role. Key topics are broad, reflecting the many duties of project managers. You can expect to build knowledge of:
- Effective communication.
- Leadership of diverse teams.
- Resource management.
You’ll explore a technology component to prepare you to use emerging digital tools for better oversight and management. You’ll also learn about ethical decision-making, a key ability across the modern economy.
Do project managers need a degree?
There is no strict requirement for every project manager to have a degree, but a project management degree concentration can offer strong value in the job market. A focused education means a better understanding of the principles and practices that drive effective project management. A strong academic foundation can be directly applied throughout many industries.
Will this degree certify me as a project manager?
Certification for project managers is not earned through completing a degree, but instead offered by professional associations. There is a range of broad and specific certifications available from groups such as the Project Management Institute. These often require testing along with educational attainment and work experience. An online project management degree concentration is a critical step in earning many of these distinctions.
Will my project management degree concentration say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership. Your concentration in project management will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
Featured project management degree concentration courses
A recommended path to success within this profession starts with completing a project management degree concentration. The focused and dynamic curriculum offered in this program covers management topics ranging from quality, risk and cost assessment to scheduling and resource management. Key courses include:
PMG 322: Project Time Management
PMG 323: Project Cost Management
PMG 324: Resources in Project Management
PMG 326: Project Procurement Management
PMG 421: Project Risk Management
PMG 422: Project Quality Management
PMG 321: Project Leadership, Strategy and Scope
PMG 320: Foundations of Project Management
What can you do with a concentration in project management?
In-person and online project management are common career paths for graduates, but far from the only options. You may pursue a variety of roles in the public and private sectors. Career examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
Online project management degree concentration admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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