Project Managers Are Critical to an Organization’s Success
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, 97% of organizations believe project management is critical to success. The 2013 Project Management Talent Gap Report, stated that more than 15.7 million new project management jobs are projected globally 2010-2020. Clearly, project management is a fast growing professional discipline, and those with degrees in this field can find themselves in high demand. This NCU specialization explores research and development of principles, concepts, tools, and techniques to improve project performance and organizational effectiveness. Students examine all aspects of managing and overseeing business projects, including cost estimates, budget management, cost control, risk assessment, bid negotiation and contracts, and performance reporting critical to the success of any enterprise. The specialization focuses on theoretical application of research to management, leadership and team building in the project/program environment. Courses in this program count as Professional Development Units for PMI® certification. Northcentral University is recognized as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) at the Global Provider Enrollment Level by Project Management Institute (PMI®)(PMI® is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.). See Registered Education Provider Certificate.
The NCU Difference
In today’s competitive global marketplace, business professionals are called upon to help their organizations run more efficiently and effectively. Northcentral University's School of Business and Technology Management has a results-oriented approach to online education, delivering rigorous doctoral, master's, bachelor's and graduate certificate programs* to help you develop the business acumen that companies seek. NCU’s education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. Ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility, we use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in business, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.
“I felt that Northcentral gave me the support system that allowed me to finish my degree.” – Joel Fitzgerald, PhD in Business Administration (2013)