About the Program
Nationwide, there is an increasing demand for skilled and experienced professionals who can develop, deploy, and manage locally and globally developed programs in a timely and efficient manner. M.S. in Program and Project Management is 30 semester hours graduate degree designed to address this growing need and targets technical professionals from various industries (i.e. engineering, information technology, military, government, healthcare, energy, transportation) who need to deepen their understanding of program and project management and would like to make a transition from team members to program managers. The program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.
The M.S. (PPM) program draws upon the expertise of the college’s faculty members and industry practitioners and is designed to provide a comprehensive and practical knowledge of the foundation of program and project management. While principles and theories are explained, the emphasis of the program is on how to apply them in order to swiftly and efficiently plan and organize resources so that programs and projects are completed on schedule and on budget, with high-quality results. This program is thus ideal for professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective outcomes.
- Provide a students with a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical knowledge of the foundation of program and project management.
- Provide students with access to advances in the program management field.
- Provide students with concepts, theories, methodologies, analytical techniques and skills necessary for successful leadership of programs within complex organizations.
- Provide students with understanding of global issues in managing programs and projects.
Program core courses are designed to provide graduates with a strong foundation to pursue certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
According to odinjobs.com US job market overview, Michigan has one of the largest number of (more than 50,600) project manager and program manager jobs in US with the median salary of $75,000. In March 2015 there were more than 1,900 program and project manager job openings in Michigan and 77,000 job openings in United States.