CCU regularly evaluates the business landscape to determine which skill sets are in market demand and align with CCU’s mission. In recent years, project management has emerged as a critical business area, particularly for students from large organizations.
As such, CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers a project management emphasis with its MBA degree. If you choose this MBA degree program emphasis, you’ll gain strategic thinking skills, effective tools, and an ethical framework to lead large-scale projects, optimize teamwork, and reduce and manage risks.
There are many risks associated with managing the personnel, property, and financial resources of a large project, and personal integrity plays a key role in project management. With this in mind, CCU’s Project Management MBA program explores the ethical responsibilities of managing a project, as well as the scriptural basis for making good stewardship decisions.
Many of CCU’s MBA graduates have found that an MBA degree with a project management emphasis can open the door to:
If you’re preparing to apply for PMP certification, it’s worth noting that CCU is an approved provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
Whether you’re taking the PMP exam for the first time or you’re completing courses to maintain your certification, you can rest assured that your MBA education can provide a strong foundation for PMP certification.
The MBA Degree students who select the project management emphasis tend to have strong business or technical backgrounds. They come from a diverse a range of industries and specialties, including:
The use of project management methodologies continues to expand beyond traditional industries and disciplines. More and more, project management skills are being required in the non-profit sector too. For example, ministries are becoming more business-like in their approach to projects, particularly as they assume greater stewardship for investing their donors’ funds with care.
Because students are exposed to peers from a range of industries, they enjoy a stimulating learning environment that’s fueled by their peers, as well as their professors. In addition, students often build a valuable network of experts outside their own specialty area.
CCU’s project management courses integrate academics with moral principles from Scripture, so you can grow as a servant leader, strengthen your ethical framework, and responsibly influence your profession.
The project management courses at CCU include:
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