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Demand over the next 10 years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations. By 2027, employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles. Project management is definitely a good career offering high salaries and plenty of variety at work, but it’s also a demanding job that can be highly stressful at times. All companies initiate projects to increase revenue, minimize cost, and boost efficiency. Project Managers are critical to these initiatives.

Are you looking for a career where you can lead others, manage change, and help projects reach their goals? Project managers are critical to businesses as they directly influence productivity and the ability to produce profits. Project managers are known for their talents in setting goals, creating a plan, tracking progress, and keeping their teams motivated. After earning in a degree in business with a concentration in project management from Centenary, students will be ready to pursue the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

What You’ll Learn

PMM 3010 – Introduction to Project Management

According to a recent study of Human Resource Managers, effective project management is one of the most coveted skills for new hires in the modern economy. This course will introduce you to the power of effective project management through two primary frameworks: waterfall and agile. You will also learn vital project-management concepts that can be applied to a wide range of industries and occupations. This online class has optional live sessions.

PMM 3020 – Project Planning

Any successful project starts with a plan. This course provides students with a deep understanding of project planning. Projects are a series of tradeoffs between scope, cost, and time, so you’ll need to learn how to balance them in order to create a plan which is realistic and achievable. You will also learn how to leverage resources, and how to manage risk, quality, and stakeholder expectations to ensure project success. This online class has optional live sessions.

PMM 3030 – Project Execution, Monitoring & Control, Implementation & Closure

In today’s fast paced work environment, no project proceeds from beginning to end without encountering unforeseen challenges, and the changing scope, priorities or context of a project may require various adjustments. Additionally, project implementation and closure requires conviction and trust in established processes and personnel. In either context, these are vital parts of a project’s success and are reflections of how future projects will be managed. This course covers project execution, monitoring / control, implementation / handover, DevOps, and project closure. This course is intended to finalize a student’s preparation for their Project Management Practicum and Internship.

PMM 3040 – Advanced Project Management Practicum

This course is intended as a culmination of a student’s work in the Project Management Major. Students will work in groups to manage a simulated project from scope to completion – encountering – and overcoming – challenges and complications along the way. This course will also provide students with an overview of the product life-cycle, governance, and other topics to help contextualize project work.

Sponsors, Professors and Experts

Harold Ainsworth - University of Sydney & University of Newcastle

Harold Ainsworth
University of Sydney & University of Newcastle

Harold Ainsworth serves on the faculty of University of Sydney and University of Newcastle teaching project management at the postgraduate level. He has developed flipped classroom material for multiple universities, and has over three decades of professional experience in the project management space. In his spare time, he serves as a consultant to numerous businesses in Australia and abroad.

Dr. Bob Barnes - Duke University Dr. Bob Barnes
Duke University

Bob Barnes’ career spans a period of over 30 years working in new product development across a broad range of industries and disciplines including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, energy, automotive, and construction. He is a former Project Management instructor and Director of Business Development at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.

Dr. Charles Severance - University of Michigan

Dr. Charles Severance
University of Michigan

Charles Severance holds a PhD in Computer Science from Michigan State University. He is the world’s leading online CS educator; his online courses graduate thousands of students a week. His contributions and curriculum form the backbone of many of our technology majors.

Mala Sarat Chandra - Technology Pioneer Mala Sarat Chandra
Technology Pioneer

Mala Chandra developed multiple core Java technologies, including J2EE, J2ME and Java Beans. In 2004, she was named one of the 25 most influential women in the development of the internet, in addition to being named a top 50 project management professional. She has developed courses in gamification, social media and other subjects for the University of Washington.

Alexey Malashkevich - Founder, AgileCode Alexey Malashkevich
Founder, AgileCode

Alexey is a highly respected engineer and engineering manager with strong experience in building cloud-based financial technology systems. His skill in building engineering teams gives him particular insight into the skills most valuable in today’s technology workforce.

Fact Breakdown


Median Annual Salary for Project Managers


Job growth in the project management-oriented
labor force is projected between 2020 and 2027

88 million

Individuals will work in project
management-oriented roles by 2027

B.S. in Project Management

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