Become an effective project leader: MBA in Project Management

In the master’s in Project Management degree program at Carlow University, you will examine in-depth case studies and receive on-the-job training that will set you apart as an effective project manager. Job candidates with a master’s degree are well-equipped to stand out and advance in the field.

Through experiential learning and study of academic theory, you will examine the science and art of project management; develop your project management expertise through theoretical discussions, hands-on application and simulated projects; and learn to balance time-to-completion against project costs, deploy human resources and other assets at optimal points, and manage community interests and shareholder expectations.

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit: 


Time to degree:

As few as 24 months


On campus or online

MBA in Project Management curriculum

The core courses in this program are Project Management, Project Management Body of Knowledge and Capstone Experience — Project Management.

Quick facts

  • Gain 200 hours of professional management experience
  • Propose your capstone project with your current employer or an established organization

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.


Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Project Managers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field is projected to be 5% from 2019 to 2029. Job titles include project manager, team coach, senior project manager, transition program manager and IT project manager.

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The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work


Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Project Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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