2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) 
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M.S. in Project Management

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Walden University’s M.S. in Project Management can help equip students with the skills needed to manage projects while leading diverse teams to help their organizations achieve their strategic goals. In this program, students will explore ways to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and will control project risks as they successfully develop and implement projects for their organizations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

1. Apply the theoretical and practical aspects of project management to formulate strategies enabling organizations to achieve strategic goals through projects.
2. Evaluate management by projects as an emerging business model in the context of managing complexity, managing change, and optimizing business performance in a dynamic environment.
3. Employ critical-thinking and analytical skills to investigate complex business problems to propose project-based solutions that are derived from project management theory and practice.
4. Articulate the value of project risk management in the broader context of enterprise risk management considering both threats and opportunities posed by environmental factors.
5. Exhibit the ability to make reasoned, ethical decisions that are based on professional standards for ethical conduct in project management as well as in the best interest of the project, the organization, the environment, and society as a whole.
6. Assess leadership styles from the perspectives of the role of the leader and leadership effectiveness in organizations that are managed by function, by matrix, and by projects.

Degree Requirements

  • 31 total semester credits
  • Foundation course (1 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (27 sem. cr.)
  •  Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)


Core Curriculum

Course Sequence

Semester Course
1 MSPM 6100    Foundations for Graduate Study in Project Management
MSPM 6105    Principles of Project Management
MSPM 6110    Leadership for the Contemporary Organization
2 MSPM 6120    Integrated Project Process Management
MSPM 6130    Budgeting and Management of Operations
3 MSPM 6140    Enterprise and Project Risk Management
MSPM 6150    Planning and Administering Project Contracts
4 MSPM 6160    Stakeholder Management and Organizational Behavior
MSPM 6170    Sustainability in Project, Portfolio, and Program Management
5 MSPM 6180    Business Process Management and Systems
MSPM 6900    Capstone: Social Impact in Project Management


Optional PMP®/CAPM® Exam Preparation Course

  • Note: Students wishing to complete this optional course may request registration in this course before applying for the degree to be conferred or students may take the course as an individual course at a later date. If any student wishes to return to take this course after having the degree conferred, he or she must apply to take the course as a non-degree-seeking student, which requires a new application process.

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