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Master’s in Management with an emphasis in Project Management

  • Project Mgmt. Degree
  • Course Requirements
  • Class Schedule
  • Course Rotation
  • Careers

A Master’s in Management degree from Avila Advantage will go beyond preparing you to work with numbers to one that will prepare you to work with people. By taking part in the master’s degree in project management, you will gain a broader perspective of management—one that will sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills, help you understand what truly motivates employees, and assist you in building your career while strengthening your workplace environment.

Are you PMP Certified through PMI?   Would you like to receive 10 hours of graduate credit towards a Master’s degree in Management?

Avila Advantage offers a Master of Arts in Management with a concentration in Project Management.  We are a Registered Education Provider through PMI. If you are a certified Project Manager through PMI, we value your knowledge and skill in the area of Project Management.  Because we recognize your credential is highly regarded, Avila Advantage will grant you ten hours of graduate credit toward your Master’s degree in Management. This means you can finish your program quickly since you will only have 24 credits left once you transfer in your PMP credential. .

Project Management: A project management concentration in this graduate degree in management prepares you to be a vital team player in careers from government to global business, construction to creative endeavors, healthcare to Internet technology. Your professors are proven professionals who are well versed in the latest project management tools, trends, and practices.
A master’s degree in management is intended to:

  • Develop communication, teamwork, leadership, and management skills
  • Focus on the behavioral skills of management and how to apply them in the workplacePMI

This master’s degree in project management offers a flexible class schedule with eight week and/or weekend-intensive formats. Your Advantage allows you to start, pause, and resume your coursework, according to what works best in your life.

Choose from eight week classes that are online or on-campus.

Course Requirements

The master’s in management courses include 37 credit hours where you’ll zero in on the skills necessary for effective project management. As a graduate degree in management, the curriculum teaches a variety of skill sets necessary to be an effective leader.


Management Curriculum (all courses below required)  

MG 601 Statistics & Assessment 3

MG 605 Ethics & Legal Environment 3

MG 630 Financial Decision Making for Managers 3

MG 650 Strategic Communication (also in OD) 3

MG 670 Organizational Psych & Behavior (OD) 3

MG 675 Team Development (OD) 3

MG 688 Leadership & Influence (also in OD) 3

Required Capstone Course  

MG 695 Applied Research Project 3

Project Management Curriculum  

PM 600 Introduction to Project Management 1

PM 672 Practice of Project Management 3

PM 673 Tools & Technology of Project Management 3

PM 674 Application of Project Management 3

PM 676
PM 677
Management Technology OR
Six Sigma

37 credit hours are required to graduate.


Class Schedule
Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions.

Summer Semester 2014
April 28 – August 16

Fall Semester 2014
August 26 - December 20

Course Rotation


COURSE ROTATION- Starting Fall 2013
Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions.


Management Core
MG 601 Statistics Fall 8-week
MG 601 Statistics Spring 8-week
MG 601 Statistics Summer Online
MG 605 Ethics and Legal Environment Fall (even) 8-week
MG 605 Ethics and Legal Environment Fall (odd) Online
MG 630 Financial Decision Making Spring (odd) Online
MG 630 Financial Decision Making Spring (even) 8-week
MG 650 Strategic Communication Fall Online
MG 650  Strategic Communication Summer 8-week
MG 670 Org Psych and Behavior Spring Online
MG 670 Org Psych and Behavior Summer 8-week
MG 675 Team Development Fall 8-week
MG 675 Team Development Spring Online
MG 675 Team Development Summer 8-week
MG 688 Leadership & Influence  Fall 8-week
MG 688 Leadership & Influence Spring Online
MG 695 Capstone Fall 16-week
MG 695 Capstone Spring 16-week
MG 695 Capstone Summer 16-week
MA Concentrations/Certificates
Project Management:
PM 600 Intro to PM Fall Online
PM 600 Intro to PM Spring Weekend
PM 672 Practice of PM Fall Online
PM 672 Practice of PM Spring 8-week
PM 673 Tools and Technology Spring Online
PM 673 Tools and Technology Summer 8-week
PM 674 Applications of PM Spring Online
PM 674 Applications of PM Summer 8-week
PM 676 Management Technology Fall (even) 8-week
PM 676 Management Technology Summer (odd) Online
PM 677 Six Sigma Fall (odd) 8-week
PM 677 Six Sigma Summer (even) Online
FR 600 Introduction to Fundraising Fall Weekend
**Remainder of FR classes rotate in this order – one in the 2nd half of each trimester
FR 610   Direct & Interactive Mktg 
FR 635   Major & Planned Giving 
FR 645   Institutional Fundraising
FR 620   Fundraising Planning 
Instructional Design & Technology:
ID 611   Trends in IDT Fall  8-week
ID 621  IDT I   Spring 8-week
ID 631   IDT II Spring 8-week
ID 641   Who Owns the Learning?  Summer Weekend
ID 651   Learning Mgmt & Systems Summer 8-week



Careers with a Project Management Master's Degree

Avila University's Advantage Program is now a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI). This approval by the PMI demonstrates that Avila Advantage offers exceptional project management training. The global and long-term employment for project managers looks promising.

Some fields that are experiencing continued growth and demand for individuals with a master’s in project management include:
· Healthcare
· Infrastructure development
· Green technologies
· Non-profit organizations
· Global business
· Government

Job opportunities with a graduate degree in management include positions in some of the following areas:

· Consulting
· Information Management
· Regional Management
· Supply Chain Management
· Financial Analyst
· Research Associate/Analyst
· Human Resources Management
· Procurement