Project Management Requirements

You can earn your master’s degree in project management at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville by successfully completing 30 to 36 graduate credits. Tailor your education to match your career goals with a wide variety of elective courses. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated. For each course taken, you must earn a minimum grade of C for that course to count toward degree completion.

Foundational Courses (0-9 credits)

ACCTING 7000 Managerial Accounting
BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior
BUSADMIN 5010 Business Communication
(Review the BUSADMIN 5010 waiver exam).

Required Core Courses (15 credits)

PROJMGT 7010 Project Management Techniques I
PROJMGT 7020 Project Management Techniques II
PROJMGT 7040 Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-located Project Teams
PROJMGT 7080 Project Scope Management
PROJMGT 7840 Project Management Capstone

Optional Areas of Emphasis

An optional area of emphasis may be earned by completing the courses from your chosen area below.

Managing Engineering Projects

ENGRG 7800: Engineering Management
ENGRG 7820: Quality Engineering and Management
ENRG 7860: Continuous Improvement with Lean Principles

Human Capital Administration

BUSADMIN 5030: Human Resource Management, professional experience in the HR function in the last five years, OR one of the PHR credentials from HRCI.

Choose three of the following courses:

BUSADMIN 5340 Management, Gender and Race
BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 6200 Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 6330 Labor-Management Relations OR OCL 7380 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
OCL 7700 Strategic Human Resources

Integrated Supply Chain Management

BUSADMIN 6100 Supply Chain Management, an undergraduate supply chain management course less than seven years old, OR one of the following credentials: CPSM, CPSD, CPM, CPIM, or CSCP
ISCM 7100 International Supply Chain Management

Choose one of the following courses (two if BUSADMIN 6100 is waived):

BUSADMIN 6160: Purchasing Management
INDUSTDY 6950: Production Planning and Control
ISCM 7500: Supply Chain Logistics
ISCM 7700: Customer Relationship Management

Elective Courses (12-15 credits)

Cutting-edge curriculum assures that the knowledge you gain is relevant to today's project management needs.

BUSADMIN 5030: Human Resource Management
BUSADMIN 5100: Compensation Management
BUSADMIN 5340: Management, Gender and Race
BUSADMIN 5500: Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 5540: Quality Management
BUSADMIN 5620: Corporate Finance
BUSADMIN 5650: International Finance
BUSADMIN 5740: Consumer Behavior
BUSADMIN 6100: Supply Chain Management
BUSADMIN 6200: Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 6330: Labor-Management Relations
BUSADMIN 6630: Marketing Management
BUSADMIN 7540: Advanced Quality Management
ENGRG 6050: Applied Statistics
ENGRG 7810: Advanced Production and Operations Analysis
ENGRG 7830: Advanced Cost and Value Analysis
ENGRG 7850: Taguchi Method of Designing Experiments
INDUSTDY 7000: Research Methodology
ISCM 7100: International Supply Chain Management
MEDIA 5800: Meeting and Event Management
MEDIA 7330: Organizational Communication
OCL 7310: Business Analytics
OCL 7330: Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice
PHLSPHY 7530: Business Ethics
PROJMGT 7030: Project Risk Management
PROJMGT 7050: Project Procurement Management
PROJMGT 7060: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Project Management
PROJMGT 7070: Program Management
PROJMGT 7090: Agile Methods in Project Management
PROJMGT 7120: Project Portfolio Management
PROJMGT 7940: Special Topics in Project Management*
PROJMGT 7980: Independent Study in Project Management*
PROJMGT 7990: Thesis Research*

*Contact your advisor for prior approval and registration instructions.


To earn your master’s degree, you must meet the following requirements:

  • All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.
  • At least 21 credits must be earned in graduate courses that are not cross-listed with undergraduate courses, and of those 21 credits, at least 15 credits must be earned at the 7000-level). These credits must be included in the student’s program planning form.
  • Courses in the 5000-6990 levels are open to graduate students for graduate credit, provided they have not previously taken the courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Students must have both an overall and a program GPA of at least 3.0. Graduate credits in which a grade lower than a C- has been earned will not be counted toward a degree; however, these lower grades will be reflected in the student’s grade point average. All credits attempted within a given program will be counted toward the GPA, even if credits for a particular course will not be counted toward program completion requirements.
    • Note: Programs may have stricter requirements than required of the School of Graduate Studies; students should review their official program plan for information.
  • Graduate students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into a master’s program to complete degree requirements.
  • No more than 12 credits can be transferred into a master’s degree program.
  • To be accepted for transfer, credits must be approved by more than one faculty member in the relevant program along with the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Faculty must be 1) the program's coordinator; or 2) some mix of the student's advisor and a faculty member with expertise in the field.
  • Only courses taken at a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in which the student received a grade of B or higher will be accepted. Transfer credits will not be officially recorded until the student has successfully completed graduate work at UW-Platteville.
  • Enroll in one UW-Platteville course within the first year of being admitted into the program. Failure to do so will result in the discontinuation from the program.
  • Maintain degree progress by completing at least one UW-Platteville course every two years in order to remain under these catalog requirements. Failure to do so will result in discontinuation from the program.