Master of Science in Technology Management: Project Management

NOTE: As of Fall 2014, no new applications will be accepted for this specialization/program. Current students should contact their graduate advisor to go over their plan for completing the program requirements.

About the Project Management Specialization

UMUC master's degree programs with project management specializations are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

UMUC is an approved project management training provider by the Project Management Institute.

PMAN courses qualify for Professional Development Units (PDUs), as defined by PMI. PMAN 600 is a six-credit course and qualifies for 90 PDUs. All other PMAN courses qualify for 45 PDUs each. Students who successfully complete PMAN courses may claim their PDUs at PMI's Web site.

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Organizations of all types and sizes have grown increasingly more dependent on their ability to successfully design, integrate, develop and manage projects. Your exceptional skills in this sought-after field will ensure your rapid career advancement.

Career Path

The Master of Science program in technology management serves a number of careers at the entry-, mid-, or high-level position, depending on the prior level of experience of the candidate.

Graduates of the Project Management specialization, depending on their background can find positions in areas such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Information Technology
  • Government Contracting
  • Project-based Organizations

Requirements

Recommendations

Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take COMM 600, Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3).

Core Required Courses

UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • TMAN 611 Principles of Technology Management (3)
  • TMAN 614 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (3)
  • TMAN 632 Organizational Performance Management (3)
  • TMAN 633 Managing People in Technology-Based Organizations (3)
  • TMAN 625 Economics and Financial Analysis for Technology Managers (3)

Clustered Course Options

TMAN 680 Managing Strategy and Performance in Technology-Based Organizations (6) is a 6-credit course. Students who receive credit for TMAN 680 cannot take TMAN 614 or TMAN 632.

TMAN 600 Foundations of Management and Technology (6) is a 6-credit course. Students who receive credit for TMAN 600 may not receive credit for TMAN 611 or TMAN 633.

Project Management (PMAN) Specialization Required Courses

  • PMAN 634 Foundations of Project Management (3)
  • PMAN 637 Project Risk Management (3)
  • PMAN 638 Project Communications Management (3)
  • PMAN 639 Project Quality Management (3)
  • PMAN 641 Project Procurement Management (3)
  • PMAN 650 Financial and Strategic Management of Projects (3)
Capstone Course

PMAN 635 Advanced Project Methods (3)

Clustered Course Option

PMAN 600 Project Management: Foundations and Advanced Methods (6) is a six-credit course. Students who receive credit for PMAN 600 may not receive credit for PMAN 634 or PMAN 635.

Specialization Rules

PMAN 634 or PMAN 600 must be taken as the first course.

Note: Some course titles and numbers were revised beginning with the fall 2007 semester. If you began your program prior to fall 2007 and have chosen to follow the pre-fall 2007 curriculum, please refer to the pre-fall 2007 Study Plan to determine your degree requirements.

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