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:
CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies is a R.E.P. (Registered Education Provider) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). Our programs use the PMBOK® Guide (A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge) curriculum published by PMI and integrate biblical principles and the mission and vision of CCU as well. Our faculty are PMP certified. Our project management courses will provide you with the foundation you need to satisfy the education portion of the qualifications to sit for Project Management Professional (PMP)®* certification. As a R.E.P., CCU has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs) for its courses. Note that only those who have already obtained their PMP or other PMI certifications can receive PDUs.
* PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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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CCU is a R.E.P. (Registered Education Provider) with the Project Management Institute (PMI)