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MBA — Project Management Emphasis

There are many risks associated with managing the personnel, property, and financial resources of a large project, and personal integrity plays a key role. 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.

Program Focus

Project management fundamentals; project planning, scheduling and controlling; and leadership

In recent years, project management has emerged as a critical business area, particularly for students from large organizations. CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers a project management emphasis with its MBA degree to meet this need. If you choose the project management 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.

Many of CCU's MBA graduates have found that an MBA degree with a project management emphasis can open the door to:

  • Greater job responsibility and opportunities
  • Career advancement
  • Professional certification, and/or
  • New opportunities to give back (such as through project-based ministries designed to serve charitable causes)

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certified Faculty

Our project management studies programs use the PMBOK® Guide (A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge) curriculum published by PMI, while also integrating biblical principles and the mission and vision of CCU. Our project management faculty are Project Management Professional (PMP)®* certified.

Who should get an MBA with a Project Management emphasis?

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:

  • Information technology
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Procurement and supply chain management
  • Operations
  • International growth and expansion
  • Government-related contracts, military operations or law enforcement projects
  • Nonprofit and mission-based projects

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 nonprofit 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 MBA courses

CCU’s MBA in project management courses integrate academics with moral principles from scripture, so you can grow as a servant leader, strengthen your ethical framework, enhance and build valuable career skills, and responsibly influence your profession.

The project management MBA courses at CCU include:

  • Fundamentals of Project Management for Business (MGT 520). This course explores the strategic and tactical aspects of project management, including how to develop your leadership skills to manage project teams.
  • Business Project Planning, Scheduling and Controlling (MGT 560). This course provides you with the necessary skills and planning tools to plan, monitor, analyze, and evaluate project performance and associated risks. You’ll gain a structured approach for managing large-scale projects.
  • Strategic Leadership of Project Management in Business (MGT 610). This course further explores the principles of strategic leadership and how to use project management concepts, tools and techniques to build a competitive advantage for your organization.

Interested in an MBA in Project Management? Fill out the Request Info form on this page or contact the CCU Graduate Programs Admission Office at 303-963-3311 or

* PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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