Master of Science in Project Management

Golden Gate University-San Francisco
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Skills to Manage Global Projects

The Master's Degree in Project Management is designed and taught by PMP®-certified faculty with real-world expertise in the field. Students will learn to manage projects in a fast-paced, global business environment using current techniques such as Agile Management and virtual teams. GGU will give you the tools to master the technical aspects of the field as well as skills in management & leadership, communication, and conflict resolution. Students will gain knowledge from faculty who are certified by PMI®, and who have significant real-world project management experience.

The Master of Science in Project Management delivers focused graduate study that prepares students for careers in the growing discipline of project management. It is anticipated that by 2020, as many as 11 million project-management jobs will be added by the United States and its 10 major trading partners.

Students will graduate with project management skills emphasizing an integrated relationship with an organization's functional areas. Our degrees and certificates in project management provide formal training that prepares graduates to manage local, outsourced and global projects. Students' improved communication skills will enable them to succeed in multiple diverse communities within an organization.

Faculty with extensive practical experience and who have earned the PMP® designation teach all of our courses. Students are eligible to receive 35 Professional Development Units (PDU) or contact units when each of the following courses is completed: PM 340, PM 342, PM 343, PM 344, PM 345, PM 346, PM 348.

PMBOK® and PMP® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Business Proficiency

Students will need to have an understanding of United States business practices to be successful in our graduate programs. Learn More

Math Proficiency

Students admitted to this program are expected to possess a level of mathematical skill at least equivalent to Intermediate Algebra (Math 20). Learn More

Writing Proficiency

Graduate degree programs require proficiency in writing to ensure that students are successful in their course of study. Learn More


Course materials align with the Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

The completion of just one GGU class fulfills PMI®'s education requirement to apply for either the CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) or PMP® (Project Management Professional) exams.



The Master of Science in Project Management requires completion of 33 units in the graduate program. Foundation program courses may be waived in accordance with university policy regarding course waivers. Students may be admitted to advanced program courses before completion of the foundation program, but must complete the foundation courses by the time that six units have been earned in the advanced program. PM 340 is a prerequisite for PM 343, PM 344, PM 346, and PM 348; it is a co-requisite for PM 342 and PM 345.


  • Managerial skills, e.g., leadership, planning, problem solving, communication, staffing and budgeting.
  • The ability to use technology to manage relationships across projects and with business function units.
  • Project-management skills, including planning, scope management, stakeholder analysis, quality assessment, risk management, team building and scheduling.
  • Program and portfolio management skills, including understanding issues in project selection, vendor relationships, outsourcing, finance, purchasing and contract negotiations, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.
  • The ability to integrate and apply the above understanding and knowledge into the development of a major applied capstone project.


  • Ross Millerick, Director IT Management and Lecturer

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My MBA in project management provided a framework for tackling problems strategically and methodologically in my job managing the Corporate IT team at Gilead Sciences.

Taras Carpiac MS PM 10

In order to expand my knowledge base and professional experience in architecture and graphic design I’m adding to my educational resume with the project management degree.

Lorena De BenedittisMS PM candidate

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