Project Management Online MBA
Project Management Online MBA
Project Management Online MBA

Planning and process — good for any career.

Earning an MBA can set you apart when it comes to the hiring process. But earning an MBA in Project Management online takes you even further by preparing you for the project management professional credential, which can open up even more opportunities for you.

When you earn your project management online MBA at Maryville University, you’ll have the opportunity to study business theory in-depth and build skills in areas like:

  • Project management
  • Process and operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • Enterprise planning and control

Study 100% online

Apply with no entrance exams

Choose from multiple start dates

Utilize eligible transfer credits

Why Choose Maryville for Your Online MBA in Marketing?

At Maryville, we are 100% focused on your success. That doesn’t just mean we have world-class professors and top-level courses. We also offer a user-friendly learning platform for our online MBA in Project Management degree that works around your schedule. Plus, we offer dedicated 24/7 technical assistance to provide support whenever you need it.

But that’s just the beginning. Maryville University has been recognized as one of the best in the country. Take a look at just a few of the accolades we’ve received.

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What Does Our Project Management Online MBA Curriculum Cover?

Pursuing your online MBA in Project Management means you’ll have the opportunity to reinforce your business knowledge with core courses while you develop your project management specialization. Below, you’ll find a bit about the concentration courses you can take.

  • Project Management. Explore the roles and skills of the project manager and project teams through the phases of the project life cycle. Strengthen key skills in project initiation and planning, project organizational structure, teamwork and leadership, resource planning and scheduling, control, and project termination.
  • Process and Operations Management. This course examines how to integrate operations effectively across all functional areas of the organization.
  • Supply Chain Management. Examine logistics from product development and materials procurement to manufacturing and distribution. Through case studies, strengthen your negotiation skills and explore supply chain strategies.
  • Enterprise Planning and Control. Develop an understanding of enterprise-wide resource planning and resource control.

Project Management Online MBA Career Opportunities

Where can an MBA in Project Management take you? Your career options are quite varied and cover a wide range of industries. This degree can prepare you to work in positions such as:

  • Project manager
  • Program manager
  • Project leader
  • Supply chain manager
  • Project director
  • Project portfolio manager
  • Management consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Information technology (IT) project manager
  • Senior project manager
  • Health services manager

Typical Project Management Online MBA Career Salary

Project management careers have a high earning potential. Here are some of the roles and median salaries associated with an MBA in Project Management:


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*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2021

**Payscale, March 2023

Note that the salaries listed above represent the median reported across a variety of fields. Project managers are in demand in almost any industry, and in some sectors, your results may vary depending on where your career takes you. For example, the median salary for senior project managers in IT or engineering top $111,000, according to

Project Management Online MBA Career Outlook

Project management skills are in high demand. The global economy will add 25 million project-oriented roles by 2030, according to the Project Management Institute. In North America alone, employers are expected to fill more than 128,000 project management roles each year through 2030. The industries adding the most project management roles include technology, finance, and insurance.

Managers are also expected to be in high demand. Around 1.1 million job openings are projected to be available for managers annually from 2021 to 2031, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Learn from well-respected faculty.

Our online master’s in project management faculty members are here to help you get all you can from our program and beyond. You’ll have the opportunity to work with well-respected leaders in the industry — people who’ve been active in real-world business environments. Their experience and passion to help you succeed are a huge part of what makes our program so highly regarded.

Want to learn more about our faculty? Check out our business faculty page.

The Business World Is All About Connections — So Is Our Online MBA in Project Management

Industry connections are essential in the world of project management. The John E. Simon School of Business and the well-respected faculty of the online MBA in Project Management continuously work to cultivate partnerships with global companies to help improve your networking opportunities.

A few of our business partners include:

  • Ameren
  • Boeing
  • Centene
  • Centric Group
  • Edward Jones
  • Express Scripts
  • Maritz
  • Mercy Health
  • Rawlings
  • Scottrade
  • SSM Health
  • Suddenlink

Why Earn Your Project Management Online MBA?

Earning an MBA strengthens your expertise in organizational leadership and your decision-making skills. Maryville’s project management concentration emphasizes enterprise-wide resource planning and leadership throughout the project life cycle. And the MBA in Project Management online delivers a rigorous curriculum in a flexible format.

Learn on your schedule.

Designed for busy learners, the online format makes it easier to earn an MBA while working. Complete coursework on your schedule.

Connect with faculty and classmates.

The student-centered classroom experience encourages collaboration with classmates and mentorship from faculty. Explore case studies and gain practical skills for your career.

Benefit from personal support.

You’ll work closely with faculty advisors and support specialists to complete your 39-credit MBA in Project Management online.

Launch your project management career.

Customize your MBA with project management courses, and network to launch your career as a project management specialist.

Project Management Online MBA Admissions Requirements

We’ve designed our online MBA in Project Management to work around our students’ schedules. We want to ensure that any student who makes the brave decision to pursue their degree is met with an open, accessible program. That’s why we have no GMAT or GRE requirement, no application fee, and no business experience requirement. All you need is:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official academic transcripts
  • A completed online application — no fee required
  • A personal letter explaining your qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants only: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • TOEFL IBT of 79 or higher, with no subscore lower than 18, and a test date within two years of application

Start dates

Our flexible start dates make it even more convenient for you by offering multiple admission points so you can start at a time that’s right for you. Choose from starting points at the beginning or in the middle of the spring, summer, or fall term.

Project Management Online MBA Credit Requirements

The MBA in Project Management online curriculum includes 39 credits. You’ll have the opportunity to explore business in-depth with:

  • 24 credit hours of core business courses
  • 12 credit hours of your project management concentration courses
  • 3 credit hours for your capstone

The best part is, you can earn your online MBA in Project Management in as few as 14 months.

Cost per credit hour

At Maryville University, we’re committed to providing top-quality graduate education at an affordable price. Tuition for our MBA in Project Management online is $749 per credit hour, or about $27,846 in total. For those who qualify, scholarships, financial aid, and other tuition assistance may be available.

You can learn more on our admissions page.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • After earning your MBA in Project Management online, you can apply for any of a number of in-demand jobs in project management. Typical job titles include project manager, program manager, and senior project manager. The program also can lead to opportunities in supply chain management, process management, or operations management.

  • Professionals with a project management online MBA have a median salary of around $86,000, according to Payscale. Salaries vary depending on factors such as job title, industry, location, and experience level. For example, while general project managers and operations managers have median salaries of around $80,000 per year, IT project managers earn over $85,000.

  • Yes. The project management online MBA program holds accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). A specialized business-accrediting body, ACBSP prioritizes academic quality and graduate outcomes. Maryville University also holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  • You can graduate with your MBA in Project Management in as little as 14 months. The program includes 24 credits of core business courses, 12 credits of project management courses, and a three-credit capstone, for a total of 39 credits. Maryville offers six start dates each year, so you can begin earning your MBA sooner.

  • At Maryville, in addition to the MBA in Marketing concentration, you can choose from these 11 additional online MBA concentration options:

Apply to the online MBA in Marketing program at Maryville University.

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