Project Management at WGU
Are You Looking to Get a Project Management Degree?
Although WGU doesn’t currently offer a degree in project management, students who are looking to pursue a project management career can get the education and skills they need from other degrees at WGU. A Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Management and Leadership are similar to other project management programs and can prepare you for senior-level or more advanced project management positions or certifications. If you’re curious about entering or advancing in the world of project management, you can learn more about your degree options below.
Master of Science in Management and Leadership (MSML)
In this degree program, you'll develop the comprehensive managerial and leadership skills needed to drive large-scale projects, solve complex business problems, and guide high-performance teams—the qualifications many employers are looking for in a project manager.
Compared to an MBA, an MSML dives deeper into management, helping students to develop strong leadership skills and problem-solving strategies. Much of the knowledge gained in an MSML program can be applied to the role of a project manager, including:
- Information management
- Managing organizations
- Strategic management
- Managing human capital
- Management communication
- Guiding and leading teams
Project Manager Career Path
The project manager career path can open doors to jobs in a variety of industries, like technology, healthcare, government, and more. But to truly succeed in this role requires more than simply knowing how to manage abstract tasks and projects. You’ll also need strong leadership and management skills to successfully rally a team around common goals.
Earning an undergraduate degree in management is generally the place to start on the path to becoming a project manager. This degree will give you an educational foundation to build on and skills that directly relate to a project management position.
Project managers who are interested in taking their careers to the next level can pursue higher education, like a Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Management and Leadership. These advanced degrees can help you gain a deeper understanding of project management principles and practices, and provide a stronger competitive advantage when applying for jobs.
Once you’ve become an established project manager, you may want to seek out higher-level positions along the project management career path, such as a senior or executive project manager or COO.
Why Choose WGU?
Why should you choose a WGU accounting or business management degree over a finance degree somewhere else? There are several reasons a WGU degree is a great fit for students.
- Low, flat-rate tuition means that you're charged the same amount per six-month term, regardless of how many classes you take.
- Competency-based education means you can use your knowledge to your advantage, accelerating your program and graduating faster. Graduating faster also saves you money.
- We offer scholarships and financial aid to help with our already affordable tuition, making college education accessible for even more students.
- The coursework in our business programs is career-focused, meaning the skills you learn are meaningful and will translate directly to your work post graduation. But you don't have to take our word for it.