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Administration: Project Management Concentration, M.S.A.

College of Education and Human Services

222 Rowe Hall; 989-774-6525

Course Designator:

MSA - Master of Science in Administration

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 36 hours

This program is designed to develop practitioners in the field of project management. Curricula focuses on project management fundamentals, such as decision making, planning, scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, cost and value management, and organizational behavior. The program will integrate theory with the development of both hard skills- budgeting, planning and technical knowledge and soft skills such as motivation, community relations, communication and conflict resolution. Graduates will prepare for leadership positions as project management professionals and gain important preparation for the Project Management Professional certification exam.

Program Requirements


Project Management


Master of Science in Administration Core Requirements

See Master of Science in Administration for:

  • Admission Requirements, Retention and Termination Standards
  • Accelerated Master of Science in Administration
  • Required Core I (15 hours)
  • Required Core II (3 hours)

Required Courses (12 hours)

BUS 501Project Management Fundamentals


BUS 505Application of Project Management Principles


BUS 507Advanced Project Management Methodologies


MSA 647People and Project Administration


Electives (3-6 hours)

Select from the following:

COM 560Communication and Social/Organizational Change


COM 667Seminar in Intercultural Communication


MSA 607Program Management in Complex Organizations


MSA 609Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Private Sector Organizations


MSA 611Contract Administration


Cognate Courses (0-3 hours)

Select any course offered within any MSA degree program concentration in consultation with an academic advisor: A course outside of the MSA program must be approved by the MSA Director. The MSA 690, Internship, course must be planned in advance and approved by the MSA Director. Special topics courses may be used as a cognate or may be available for specific concentrations.

MSA 690Internship


MSA 696Special Topics



Total: 36 semester hours