Online Bachelor of Science in Project Management

Are you interested in the technical aspects of managing projects from start to finish? A Bachelor of Science in project management from Arizona State University may be the right fit for you. Gain crucial skills for working in the field and experience hours toward pursuing a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification upon graduating.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Develop the skills you need for a career in project management

Project management is an interdisciplinary field that involves planning, overseeing projects, meeting deadlines and delivering successful outcomes. This project management degree prepares you with the skills needed to develop, implement and manage projects in a variety of settings from engineering and health care to government and manufacturing.

You’ll build a set of technical and interpersonal skills, such as:

  • Delegation and decision making.
  • Facilitating meetings.
  • Managing project scope.
  • Planning and forecasting.
  • Team building and collaboration.
  • Tracking and monitoring tasks.
  • Writing and reporting.

What you’ll learn in this online project management degree

The curriculum in the project management degree is designed based on globally accepted professional standards developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). In this program, you’ll complete simulations and other career-connected learning, ensuring you’re prepared for your next step.

Whereas the bachelor’s in organizational leadership with a concentration in project management emphasizes the leadership framework, this program focuses on the technical aspects and theories of project management. In your courses, you’ll learn how to use an analytical lens to approach:

  • Cost estimation.
  • Project execution.
  • Project planning.
  • Risk management.
  • Quality control.

Will I become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with this degree?

No, earning this project management degree does not result in a PMP certification. However, upon completion of the project-management-specific coursework, you'll have the 23 education hours required to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential and the 35 hours of education required to sit for the PMP certification exam.

Additionally, with 36 months of practical experience hours logged in your applied project, you’ll be one step closer to meeting the requirements to sit for the PMP certification exam. Holding both a bachelor’s in project management and PMP certification is the gold standard for companies and organizations filling project-related positions.

Professional licensure and certification

ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet education requirements for licensure or certification in another state. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit our professional licensure page for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.

Will my diploma 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.”

Online project management courses

Your courses cover technical project management topics, such as planning, scheduling, risk management, project finance and procurement. You’ll also gain practical experience by completing an applied project in your final semester. Through an internship, project or other hands-on opportunity, you’ll apply what you’ve learned in the program to a real-world setting. Courses may include:


The jobs you could get with a bachelor’s in project management

The skills you’ll gain in this program complement an array of specialized project management careers across sectors. Key industries include IT, construction, finance, marketing, law, utility services and more. You can pursue roles such as project manager, coordinator, analyst, scheduler and lead. Additional potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:

Business Analyst


Growth: 9.7 %
Salary: $95,290

Construction Manager


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $101,480

Cost Estimator


Growth: -2.8 %
Salary: $71,200

Employee Training Manager


Growth: 6.5 %
Salary: $120,000

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 4.2 %
Salary: $98,100

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 5.2 %
Salary: $130,000

IT Project Manager


Growth: 9.7 %
Salary: $98,740

Manufacturing Plant Manager


Growth: 1.6 %
Salary: $107,560

Office Manager


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $103,330

Learn from industry experts in project management

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Learn from industry experts in project management

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

How to apply

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You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Study at a globally recognized university

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 5


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

Tuition calculator

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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