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Online MBA in Project Management

Strategically Manage Projects in Complex Business Environments

The Carlow master’s in business and project management degree prepares you to lead as a project manager in multiple industries.

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $675
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • IACBE-Accredited
  • PMP Certification Exam Preparation
  • 100% Online Learning
  • Comprehensive, Business and Management Curriculum

Graduate Prepared to Oversee Projects Effectively

Our MBA project management degree is endorsed by the Project Management Professional (PMP) organization and prepares you to sit for the national PMP exam as well as other professional project management exams.

As you refine your project management skills and gain an understanding of the importance of analytics and decision-making methodology, you’ll work with expert instructors who are engaged and invested in your success.

Career Outlook: Work as a Leader in a Variety of Business Settings

Project managers can work in many settings and capacities. Employment in management professions is expected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, including roles in IT, financial services, engineering and more.1 A well-rounded MBA from Carlow with a concentration in project management prepares you to lead effectively in a multitude of organizations.

Operations Manager:


Operations managers work in public and private organizations to manage daily operations, create policies and plan for the use of resources. They usually manage a team of supervisors.

Senior Project Manager:


Senior project managers organize and oversee the completion of projects within an organization. They must stick to timelines, budgets and work with multiple stakeholders.

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Construction manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Financial consultant
  • Systems manager
  • Production planner
  • IT project coordinator
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Curriculum: Gain a Strong Understanding of Managing Projects Efficiently and Effectively

Our robust and challenging curriculum, including a capstone course that helps prepare you for certification, is taught in an interactive online classroom by PMP-certified instructors. The comprehensive coursework is designed for busy professionals who want personalized instruction from experienced experts.

Course Spotlight: MBA 734 Project Management

Learn best practices for starting, planning, executing and managing a project professionally and effectively. Develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of project managers.

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Course Spotlight: MBA 735 Project Management – Body of Knowledge

Examine five process groups and ten knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). These key processes will help you review concepts such as setting project scope, team charter, stakeholder analysis and more.

Available Business Concentrations

In Carlow’s MBA program, we offer four other in-demand specializations. Explore them below.

MBA: Fraud and Forensics

Meet the need for fraud prevention business experts with an online MBA in Fraud and Forensics and graduate prepared for the national Certified Fraud Examiners exam.

MBA: Healthcare Management

Help deliver quality healthcare through business expertise with an online MBA in Healthcare Management and graduate in as few as 15 months.

MBA: Human Resources Management

Positively impact your workplace with an online MBA in Human Resources Management and graduate prepared to sit for the national SHRM exam.

MBA: Leadership and Management

Prepare to be a well-rounded and effective leader with an online MBA in Leadership and Management and graduate in as few as 15 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The program can be completed in as few as 15 months.

The cost per credit is $675. Find out more about tuition and fees.

Yes. Carlow’s online MBA programs and dual degree options are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Submit an online application, resume, official transcripts, personal statement and letters of recommendation. Find out more about applying to Carlow’s MBA program.

Twelve courses are required to complete the program.

Depending on the specialization you choose, you can pursue a variety of in-demand careers in project management, healthcare management, fraud and forensics, leadership and management and human resources. Explore career options.

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