Project Management

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Projects are part of every business.
Learn to lead them effectively.

Obtain a solid foundation in project management while adding immediate value to your organization. Choose Ohio University for your Online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management and build your competencies in project management processes, agile workflows, and best practices for change and risk management. This concentration is a great first step for students who may wish to become certified by the PMI as either Certified Associate Project Managers (CAPM®) or Project Management Professionals (PMP®).

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100% Online


100% online coursework

No GMAT Required


No GMAT required

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Complete in as few as 2 years

Why earn your MBA with a concentration in Project Management?

  • Secure new project-based skills that can be leveraged in nearly any field.
  • Learn from an award-winning faculty who are active scholars in the industry.
  • Study on your schedule through our flexible online platform.
  • Build on your core business skills with an AACSB-accredited school.

Focused Curriculum

The Project Management concentration for MBA students has been designed to allow learners to develop, grow, and hone their project management skills. The online project management program curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and is taught by certified Project Management Professionals with significant industry experience overseeing projects and programs.

OHIO’s MBA with a Project Management concentration is a 35-credit program ― which includes eleven 3-credit courses and one 2-credit course. As a student at OHIO, you can earn your MBA and concentration in Project Management in as few as two years. Coursework is 100% online, and MBA program students benefit from an on-campus residency through our Leadership Development Conference (LDC).

Project Management Concentration Courses

PM 6100 Project Management I 3 Credits
PM 6200 Project Management II 3 Credits
PM 6500 Change and Risk Management 3 Credits

Leadership Development Conference (LDC)

One of the resources offered to you as an online student is the Leadership Development Conference (LDC). This is meant to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. The LDC is a two-day event held multiple times a year to ensure that all online students can attend. We consistently hear from our students that this event is one of their favorite aspects of our online programs.

The LDC takes place at our Athens, Ohio, campus, where you will hear from guest speakers on how to effectively lead in teams and businesses. You will also have the opportunity to listen to and network with guest speakers about global issues and current events that impact today’s modern business environment.


“LDC has really enhanced my self-awareness of the type of leader that I am, which has allowed me to look at not only my strengths but also understand my weaknesses so I can address those going forward in my career.”

– Steven Coxford, MBA Graduate

Experienced Faculty

Learn from a faculty of proficient business professionals who can share their practical knowledge and experiences across various industries.

Dr. Neil Littell, Associate Professor

Dr. Neil Littell, Associate Professor

Career Outlook

Your new skills can help you advance to the following in-demand leadership roles:

Project Manager

Project managers oversee all elements of a project by planning each stage and assessing business implications at each step. They lead and motivate teams of workers and monitor their efforts to ensure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met. Project managers also ensure that progress continues despite any setbacks or changing circumstances.

Median Salary: $76,803*

Operations Manager

Operations managers are the driving forces behind the successful completion of jobs and projects. They plan how resources and materials are distributed and used, manage budgets, and provide solutions to operational challenges. They work with multiple departments within an organization, from manufacturing and inventory management to customer relations and human resources.

Median Salary: $92,335*

Project Analyst

Project analysts are responsible for the management and development of new projects once data collection, research, and analysis are executed. Duties include active research to design new projects and preparing and presenting new ideas to improve current processes that impact their business.

Median Salary: $66,851*


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Program Manager

Program managers lead the development of programs that support business objectives. Some of their primary duties include collaborating with other departments to develop budgets and program plans, devising sustainable organizational goals, assessing programs’ strengths and weaknesses, and overseeing teams of project managers to ensure goals are met.

Median Salary: $136,656*