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Birmingham - Master of Business Administration in Project Management

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Why an MBA in Project Management?

Project managers direct the teams of specialists needed to handle a wide range of assignments. These can include everything from overseeing the construction of a new building to developing a new product. Today, any complex venture requires qualified project managers who not only understand what needs to be done, but also can plan, budget, and coordinate the efforts of everyone involved.

In-depth knowledge of a specific field of expertise combined with strong academic credentials in management can open the door to many opportunities in this increasingly important and growing career field. Most employers today seek project managers who have a bachelor’s degree in a specific area such as business, construction, engineering, or computer information systems, combined with a master’s degree in project management.


Graduates of the MBA in Project Management program have the skills needed to balance all the necessary elements of a project including time, money, and scope.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not classify project managers as an occupation. Instead, project managers are often counted as construction managers or computer and information systems managers when they work in the areas of construction or information technology. Sample careers include:

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Financial Managers


The Project Management Institute, the largest project management association in the United States, offers certification to people who pass an exam and have at least three years of project management experience.


A minimum of 39 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
MBA Courses and Descriptions

Special Admissions

Students must have a bachelor's degree with a major in business or a related discipline to be admitted to this MBA program. Students without a bachelor’s degree in business or a related discipline must enroll in the Master of Business Administration in Business Management (MBABM) program.


All courses, 30 semester credit hours, are required.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisiteCredit Hours
MBA 600Leadership and Organizational BehaviorMBA 540 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 606Research and Decision MakingMBA 530 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 615MarketingMBA 540 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 621Financial and Managerial AccountingMBA 520 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 626Information Systems and TechnologyNone3.0
MBA 631Operations and Project ManagementNone3.0
MBA 639Managerial EconomicsMBA 530 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 645FinanceMBA 540 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 647 Advanced Project Management MBA 631 3.0
MBA 690Strategic PlanningMBA 520, MBA 530, & MBA 540 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 691Graduate Capstone ProjectFinal semester3.0


A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required. Students may select any of the following courses.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisiteCredit Hours
MBA 646Contract and ProcurementNone3.0
MBA 648Project Cost and Schedule ControlMBA 6313.0
MBA 671Project Management in TechnologyMBA 6313.0

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