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Earn your MA in Management with an emphasis in Project Management - Fully Online or On Campus

A Master’s in Management degree from Avila University 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 with an emphasis 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 development while strengthening your workplace environment.

Project Management: A project management degree prepares you to be a vital team player with career opportunities from government to global business, construction to creative endeavors, healthcare to Internet technology. The faculty 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 workplace

This master’s degree in project management offers a flexible class schedule with eight week and/or weekend-intensive formats. The program allows you to start, pause, and resume your coursework, according to what works best in your life. Avila offers degree options fully online, on-campus or hybrid (online and on-campus).

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 University 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.

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
MG 605 Ethics & Legal Environment
MG 630 Financial Decision Making for Managers
MG 650 Strategic Communication
MG 670 Organizational Psych & Behavior
MG 675 Team Development
MG 688 Leadership & Influence

Required Capstone Course  

MG 695 Applied Research Project

Project Management Curriculum  

PM 600 Introduction to Project Management
PM 672 Practice of Project Management
PM 673 Tools & Technology of Project Management
PM 674 Application of Project Management
PM 676 Management Technology OR
PM 677 Six Sigma

37 credit hours are required to graduate.

Course Rotation

Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions. 

Management Courses

MG 601 Statistics - Fall Face-to-Face  
MG 601 Statistics - Spring Face-to-Face  
MG 601 Statistics - Summer Face-to-Face & Online  
MG 605 Ethics and Legal Environment - Fall (even) Face-to-Face O/L in 2016
MG 605 Ethics and Legal Environment - Fall (odd) Online  
MG 630 Financial Decision Making - Spring (odd) Online  
MG 630 Financial Decision Making - Spring (even) Face-to-Face  
MG 650 Strategic Communication - Fall Online  
MG 650  Strategic Communication - Summer Face-to-Face  
MG 670 Org Psych and Behavior - Spring Online  
MG 670 Org Psych and Behavior - Summer Online  
MG 675 Team Development - Fall Face-to-Face  
MG 675 Team Development - Spring Online F2F in  2017
MG 675 Team Development - Summer Face-to-Face O/L in 2017
MG 688 Leadership & Influence - Fall Face-to-Face  
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 Face-to-Face  
PM 673 Tools and Technology - Spring Online  
PM 673 Tools and Technology - Summer Face-to-Face  
PM 674 Applications of PM - Spring Online  
PM 674 Applications of PM - Summer Face-to-Face  
PM 676 Management Technology - Fall (even) Face-to-Face  
PM 676 Management Technology - Summer (odd) Online  
PM 677 Six Sigma - Fall (odd) Face-to-Face  
PM 677 Six Sigma - Summer (even) Online   
FR 600 Introduction to Fundraising - Fall Online  
FR 600 Introduction to Fundraising - Spring Online  
FR 620 Strategic Fundraising Planning - Fall Online  
FR 610 Direct & Interactive Mktg - Spring Online  
FR 635 Major & Planned Giving - Spring Online  
FR 645 Institutional Fundraising - Summer Online  
Instructional Design & Technology:     
ID 600 Intro to IDT - Fall Arranged  
ID 600 Intro to IDT - Spring Arranged  
ID 600 Intro to IDT - Summer Arranged  
ID 611 Trends in IDT - Fall  Face-to-Face  
ID 621 Applied Instructional Design - Spring Face-to-Face  
ID 631 Organizational Learning - Spring Face-to-Face  
ID 641 IDT as a Dynamic Capability - Summer Face-to-Face

Career Opportunities

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

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  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


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