What you'll learn studying Project Management online at UW-Platteville
Project managers are in high demand in a wide variety of industries, making a master’s degree in project management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Business a sound investment in your future. Courses are taught by professionals with years of industry experience and both professional and academic credentials, and you can complete your degree in as little as two years.
As one of a select group of project management graduate programs in the U.S. that is globally accredited by PMI®, the online Master of Science in Project Management curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), which forms the foundations necessary to obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential. If you hope to earn the PMP credential, your completed Master of Science in Project Management degree will substitute for 12 months of the professional experience requirement for the PMP exam, making the powerful combination even more attainable, which will help you stand out in today’s competitive job market. If you already have your PMP, each course provides 45 professional development units toward your continuing education requirement.
Careers in Project Management
Project managers leverage their organizational and management skills to oversee and handle various projects at a high level, as well as managing the day-to-day details. A degree or certificate in this field prepares students for positive outcomes in managing project resources from start to finish, staying within budgetary restraints and meeting deadlines.
Project managers are needed in all industries including software and technology, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and more. With an education in project management, you may work full time in a project management office or you could work for a consulting firm, helping business clients with their project needs.
A Master of Science in Project Management can improve your effectiveness in your current role, but also lead to other career opportunities. Some of the most common careers in this field include:
- Project manager
- Project consultant
- Program manager
- Project management office director
- Product development manager
Earning your project management degree online or pursuing a project management certificate through UW-Platteville will help prepare you.
Discover by doing
The curriculum for the online project management master’s degree and certificate in project management at UW-Platteville is student-focused. Coursework and hands-on learning opportunities are designed to help you grow and succeed, whether you are already working in a project management role or aspire to obtain a new role in this dynamic and growing field.
Curriculum designed to further your success
At UW-Platteville, you will be prepared to achieve success by leading complex projects, cultivating relationships, and managing the ‘triple constraints’ of time, budget, and scope of project—all of which make UW-Platteville a top choice for a project management degree in Wisconsin.
Although an area of emphasis is not required, your career aspirations may benefit from one of the optional emphases.
- Human capital administration: Learn to maximize the potential of an organization's employees. Deploy best practices in project management to improve the talent management functions in an organization.
- Integrated supply Chain management: Focus on coordination and interchange among the disciplines of business, industrial studies, and engineering as they relate to supply chain in domestic and international environments.
- Managing engineering projects: Learn to apply a range of engineering management tools related to forecasting, planning, scheduling, and decision making. Explore quality philosophy tools and apply Six Sigma to design and improvement of products and service along with creating value for the customer in the manufacturing environment.
“I was really amazed at how much knowledge I would use from my project management classes. It’s incredible how often I’d talk to a colleague at work and see how relevant my coursework is to my daily life, or how information I would read straight from the textbook one night could be applied to my work the next day.”
Marchele Bachini, M.S. in project management
The online project management certificate addresses the various process groups and knowledge areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), providing many of the competencies needed to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam.
Advanced Project Management
Deepen your expertise with advanced project management skills and knowledge that can be applied to projects in the workplace with the online advanced project management certificate.
The credit you earn from your certificate can be applied toward the completion of the online Master of Science in Project Management.
The online Master of Science in Project Management at UW-Platteville is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs.
Shawn Belling, UW-Platteville alumnus and instructor, shares how the skills gained in the Project Management program are even more essential as our work moves to the virtual format.