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Build your vision for organizational success into a potential career path. The online bachelor’s in business, project management degree at Capella can equip you with hard and soft skills to support complex business initiatives in today’s competitive landscape. You’ll learn to develop project strategies, synthesize project requirements, facilitate effective communication, keep projects within approved budgets and assess project performance in a wide range of professional environments. Put yourself in a position to motivate people and help organizations reach their highest potential.
The mission of Capella University's BS in Business specialization in Project Management is to provide undergraduate business learners with a solid theoretical and practical foundation in the processes, procedures, tools, and techniques of coordinating and managing projects in an organizational setting.
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*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.
Process Groups and Knowledge Areas in Project Management
This course covers the project life cycle and project management processes. This includes initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and control, and closing. Learners analyze the relationship of the process groups to the Project Management Institute (PMI®) knowledge areas and develop the documents and deliverables required for each stage of the project life cycle. Learners are also introduced to the importance of people‐ oriented skills, such as communications, team building and leadership. Finally, learners apply the knowledge learned in the development and managing of a project. Prerequisite(s): PM3000.
|6 quarter credits|
Integration and Scope Management
In this course, learners cover integration management and scope management knowledge areas. Learners identify and examine the processes, tools, and techniques used to integrate activities from execution to project completion, and manage the interdependencies among the project management knowledge areas. Learners create the scope management plan component of the project management plan and emphasize a system solutions approach for gathering and defining business requirements and leveraging project change management for controlling project scope. Finally, learners consider the importance of developing strategic business and leadership skills, such as listening, problem solving, team building, market awareness, and customer relationship skills. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.
|6 quarter credits|
Scheduling, Cost, and Quality Management
Learners investigate project scheduling and cost and quality management in a business or information technology (IT) project context. Learners analyze project scheduling, costs, and quality management processes, including quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control. Learners also monitor project results to evaluate compliance with schedule, costs and quality standards and gain an understanding of the steps involved in planning, performing, and controlling a business or IT project. Learners identify a variety of scheduling, cost and quality tools that can be used independently or conjunctively. Finally, learners utilize project management software to help in developing a project schedule. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.
|6 quarter credits|
Human Resources and Motivation Management
In this course, learners sample strategies for improving creativity, teamwork, and job satisfaction within a project team by creating and developing a project and recruiting team members. Learners study the theories on individual motivation and how it fits in the organizational structure. Learners examine the strengths and weaknesses of organizational development supporting project team member development to gain knowledge of how to effectively motivate project team members. Learners also gain understanding about virtual teams, how to effectively manage them, and evaluate the link between personality traits and resolving team conflicts and how to effectively communicate with your team to manage change. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.
|6 quarter credits|
Communication and Stakeholder Management
Learners in this course focus on project communication and stakeholder management knowledge areas. Learners cover the processes, tools, and techniques used to manage project communications and stakeholders across project management process groups and emphasize executive project sponsorship as a strategic tool for project success. Learners also acquire skills in strategic business management and leadership: customer relationship and satisfaction, operational functions, conflict management, negotiation, listening, problem solving, and team building. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.
|6 quarter credits|
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This specialization provides undergraduate business students with a foundational education in the processes, procedures, tools and techniques for coordinating and managing projects in organizational settings. The program integrates practice and theory with a focus on the basics of project management. A wide range of practical knowledge areas are emphasized, including resource allocation, risk assessment and stakeholder management. Students examine the role of project manager as a change agent working with others to create value for an organization. The curriculum focuses on development of project management technical skills, professional behavior and strategic awareness businesses need to make informed decisions.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
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The total cost of your degree will depend on academic performance, transfer credits, scholarships and other factors. See GuidedPath cost information below.
A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$365 per 1000-2000 level credit $415 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, effective July 10, 2023, and is subject to change. Your price will vary depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees are not included in this estimate. GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and completed courses at the speed of a median FlexPath student, as quickly as the fastest 25% of FlexPath students, or as quickly as the fastest 75% of students. New or recently revised program estimates are based on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance is not available for FlexPath.
Capella is committed to transparency in its tuition and pricing. In addition to tuition, you will be responsible for additional costs, which may include an application fee, travel expenses, and practicum costs. A resource kit fee of $50-$175, charged quarterly or per billing session, covers the cost of required books, software, and other course materials. Click here to review program-specific fee amounts in our University Catalog.
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*The FlexPath option for the project management specializations is not accredited by PMI-GAC.
Applicants to the BS in Business, Project Management program must provide the following information for admission:
SAT and ACT are not required for admission.
FlexPath admission requirements
Applicants for our FlexPath self-paced learning option must also meet the following criteria:
Step Into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. Start a program in our GuidedPath learning format and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course, at a 2.8 GPA or higher.
International student requirements
If you live outside the U.S. or aren’t a U.S. citizen, you may be considered an international student.
To meet the requirements for Capella admission, you must:
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Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Project Management.
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