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Project Management, MPA

Project Management Specialization

Project management is used in many industries to ensure overall organizational effectiveness. Professionals working in this field must be able to balance human resources, financial resources and business goals to keep projects on track, on time and on budget. Those interested in forging a career in project management can gain the necessary skills and knowledge with our Project Management specialization.

This specialization focuses on risk management, procurement, monitoring, and multi-project management. Students will explore key principles, concepts, tools and techniques to improve project performance.  Additional topics include budgets, cost control, risk assessment, bid negotiation, contracts and performance reporting.  By the end of the program, students will showcase their knowledge with a final research project that includes investigating a workplace problem, identifying an area for intervention and recommending a plan of action. 

PMI Registered Education Provider

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.

Additionally, new students enrolling in the Project Management specialization may be granted credits toward their program with a current PMI PMP® Certification.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MPA 36 12 25 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

NCU is a Project Management Institute (PMI) approved Registered Education Provider.

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Master of Public Administration Learning Outcomes
  • Manage programs in public organizations
  • Assess the effectiveness of public service programs and policies within government agencies
  • Interpret administrative laws and regulations for program implementation in public organizations
  • Apply public administration knowledge in addressing challenges in public organizations