An evening or online MBA with a Project Management specialization will enhance your budgeting, accounting, and operational skills needed to start or advance a project management career.

Delivering projects on time and on budget requires a lot of coordination ability—and strong quantitative skills, as well. Our Master’s of Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management provides you with the know-how you need to handle the management and financial operations of projects across a full spectrum of industries. Graduate with 700 hours toward your certification in project management (PMP®) and take your career further.

At a Glance

Projected 10-year job growth for project managers.

Program Length

As little as 15 months


  • Online

  • Evening courses at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings MT; and Fort Riley, KS

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Business Executives and Associates
  • Business Managers
  • Small-Business Owners
  • Procedurally minded business professionals
  • Aspiring or current project managers looking to expand their skills
  • All other business professionals who want to gain advanced quantitative skills they can use in executing projects on deadline and on budget

Career Paths

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Advertising Project Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Chief Operations Officer

What You’ll Learn

In our MBA with a Project Management specialization, you will gain advanced quantitative knowledge focused on the successful operations of businesses, with an in-depth examination of the processes and best practices of project management. When you graduate, you will be prepared to:

  • Assess best project management practices in order to lead ethically and professionally.
  • Lead projects from a strategic perspective by aligning project goals within the broader organizational goals.
  • Evaluate the contemporary global business environment in an integrated manner to propose business solutions.
  • Demonstrate professional business communication.
  • Interpret results from multiple business support tools to inform decision making.
  • Handle operational tasks focused on accounting and finance.
  • Understand business processes and how to modify them for different situations.


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    The Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary 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.

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Program Details

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.

Upon receiving candidacy, you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Official transcripts -  Your official transcripts and any test scores that may be required by your program to be sent to the university. Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your transcripts for you! At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. You can send transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Mary
    7500 University Drive
    Bismarck, ND 58504
  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Evening courses at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings MT; and Fort Riley, KS
  • Tuition: $520/credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

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