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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)
    • 39 total credit hours
    • Program Format: 100% online
    • Prerequisite(s) or applicable transfer credit required
    • MBA courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week and seven-week blocks
    • Designed for busy adult learners; complete in as little as 18 months of consecutive coursework, even with a full-time or part-time job
    • Students can transfer up to nine graduate-level credit hours
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • MBA Courses

    CCU's MBA curriculum includes 13 online courses designed to develop effective, ethical leaders. Each course is typically taken over a five-week time period. Weekly assignments are required, but the course design generally allows participants to complete coursework at the times and places that work best for them (prior to scheduled deadlines).

    CCU students utilize Blackboard Learn, a leading solution in electronic education, to participate in MBA classes that blend the latest in eLearning technology with the latest business theory and practice. Students in this master's in business program attend classes electronically, do research using the Internet, exchange email, and participate in online discussions. Assignments and tests are submitted online for in-seat students as well as those taking their program online.

    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. 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. 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. 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.
  • Admission to the MBA Program

    Admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Colorado Christian University is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of character. A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically based community is important.

    Application Deadlines

    You can enter the MBA program at multiple points in the academic year. You should complete the admission process as early as possible so you will have adequate time to work with an advisor and qualify for financial aid.

    Prerequisite Coursework

    All applicants to CCU's MBA program are required to have fulfilled prerequisite courses for Accounting, Finance, and Statistics. Specific emphases may have additional prerequisites.

    Review the MBA Prerequisites prior to application submission.

    Admission Requirements
    • Complete the graduate admission application online (including essay and transcripts).
    • Provide a professional resume and employment record. It is expected that MBA candidates will have at least 5 years of professional work experience or the equivalent.
    • Submit an official transcript that reflects a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution. For those seeking an emphasis in advanced accounting, a bachelor's degree in accounting is required.
    • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 will be admitted on a conditional admit (CAD) basis for the first semester. CAD students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their first nine (9) credits to remain in the program.
    • Complete any needed prerequisite courses. Review the MBA prerequisites prior to application submission.
    • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information as deemed necessary to make a selection decision.
    Transfer of Courses

    Students may transfer up to nine semester hours of graduate credit from a regionally accredited college or university. The coursework must be comparable to that offered at CCU and fulfill the CCU MBA degree requirements.

    International Applicants

    If you are not a U.S. citizen, you are considered an international student. Learn more about whether or not you'll be required to submit TOEFL scores, and find additional information on our International Students page.

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.


If you're interested in career development for project managers and business leaders, fill out the form on the page today! Our enrollment counselors can answer your questions about CCU's Project Management graduate degrees.


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

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