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Project Management Concentration

The Project Management Concentration provides an opportunity for students to develop project management skills and apply project management theories in leadership, team building, group dynamics, decision making, communication, contracts, and negotiation. Using project management techniques with the PM BOK® Guide as the foundation, students engage in simulations, reflections, and discussions regarding the application of project management techniques required in today's competitive work environment.

Careers in project management span a variety of fields and industries, including finance, healthcare, construction, information technology, and energy. Gonzaga offers the only local project management concentration, with many opportunities for experiential learning within the community.

In order to complete a PM Concentration, students complete 8 core credits in project management and 4 elective credits in project management, for a total of 12 credits. 

Students working towards a PM concentration complete all four of the courses listed below (8 credits total):

  • MBUS 670 – Foundations of Project Management (3 credits)
  • MBUS 671 – Risk Management (1 credit)
  • MBUS 631 – Communications Management (1 credit)
  • MBUS 679 – Applied Project Management (3 credits)

Students also complete 4 credits of project management related elective coursework, 2 credits from Block A and 2 credits from Block B (4 credits total):

Block A

  • MBUS 673 – Global Project Management
  • MBUS 674 – Agile Project Management
  • MBUS 676 – Contract Management & Procurement
  • MBUS 677 – Managing Complex Projects

Block B

  • MBUS 672 – Decision Making for Managers
  • MBUS 675 – Quality Management
  • MBUS 694 – Team Building Intensive
  • MBUS 697 – Internship
  • MBUS 699 – Project Management Special Topics

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