MBA in Project Management (Research Track)

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    100% Online

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    On-Demand24/7

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    Self-Paced

  • Total Courses

    Total Courses

    14
  • Price Per Course

    Price Per Course

    $500
  • Total Tuition

    Total Tuition

    $7,000

Become one of tomorrow's leading project managers. Learn how to bring projects to life with UCC’s 100% online MBA in Project Management


The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean’s (UCC) 100% online MBA in Project Management will deepen your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organizational management, corporate planning and more. You will apply the theories learned in the digital classroom to real-world workplace challenges, learn to collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

 

The project management specialization comprises three courses designed to help you effectively manage, monitor, and track every phase of a project from calculating and mitigating project risk, optimizing resources, and ensuring alignment and strong communication within your team. You will learn skills such as planning, resource allocation, time management, technical abilities, negotiation, and quality control. You will also learn how to incorporate concepts and methods used by leading project management professionals and industry associations.

  

In addition to this learning, this track of the MBA in Project Management program includes the chance to demonstrate your capacity to research a business issue and complete a research project of your choosing. You will be encouraged to think critically and creatively as you investigate your chosen topic and produce a report demonstrating your findings. This pathway is often the best choice if you intend to pursue a doctoral degree.


You’ll learn how to…


  • Develop a comprehensive leadership framework that incorporating relevant theories, styles, and strategies to manage and motivate project teams towards project success.
  • Evaluate the benefits and limitations of project management methodologies and develop strategies to implement best practices that align with project objectives and stakeholder expectations.
  • Apply the project life cycle, phases, and knowledge areas to effectively plan, execute, monitor, and control projects from initiation to closure.
  • Develop effective organizational project risk management strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate project risks and uncertainties.
  • Utilize project execution, monitoring, and controlling principles, tools, and techniques to effectively manage project performance.
  • Develop and execute communication strategies for effective project leadership, performance and project communication.

And elevate your skills and career…

 

The demand for skilled project managers has never been higher. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) expects 22 million new project management job openings by 2027. Develop the organizational and leadership skills required to manage projects and people, and pave a career path in roles including:

 

  • Project Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • Project Risk Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Project Procurement Manager
  • Project Leader

With a program designed for your needs…

 

This program is tailored to the needs of time-pressured professionals looking to maintain the demands of work, family and life while progressing their careers. Gain the business and leadership skills central to management, alongside specialist project management knowhow including, project planning, scoping, resource management and more.

 

Pick up your studies anywhere and at any time with completely online and self-paced learning and experience the flexibility needed to learn while you earn.

Program Courses

Business Strategy

Business strategy consists of the theories, concepts, and methods top and middle-level managers can use to ensure the profitable and long-term growth of their organizations. Strategy helps general managers (as opposed to functional managers whose responsibilities focus on one function such as finance, production, marketing, human resources, IT, etc.), make better decisions to improve the competitive position of their organization in the long run and create value for its key stakeholders.

 

Gain a perspective on organizations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. Strategic analysis and managerial thinking applies to organizations regardless of their activities, for or not-for-profit orientation, governance structure, geographic locations, size, etc. You’ll examine the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.

$500
Economics for Managers

Explore a wide range of economic concepts, theories and analytical techniques and key economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model – the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures, including perfectly competitive, monopolistically competitive, oligopolies, and monopolies, are also analyzed at the firm level.


Macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.

$500
Financial Accounting and Analysis

Many business decisions throughout every level of an organization are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organizational efficiency and profits through analyzing financial statement information. You’ll also examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.

$500
Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Examine the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also examine the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.

$500
Marketing Management

Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organization's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organization can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.

$500
Ethics (Available Soon)

Modern business is conducted by economic organizations in a highly competitive market environment. Managers often make decisions under severe time pressure without sufficient information. Ethical decision making in business cannot be considered apart from the complexity and uncertainty of actual situations. Therefore, the focus of the course is on ethical questions from the point of view of the practicing manager, with the aim of making ethical decisions that are consistent with effective corporate management.

 

Develop your understanding of theoretical and practical insights and developments in the fields of business ethics and sustainable business and learn the principles, practices, and ethical concerns/challenges organizations face in their daily operations. You will also gain an understanding of the theoretical basis of business ethics: stakeholder-theory, theories of responsibility and normative ethical theory, as well as intercultural ethics.

$500
Global Strategic Management (Available Soon)

Conduct a strategic assessment of the overall global competitive environment and consider how an organization can leverage resources, capabilities, and preferential entry modes to create competitive advantages when entering a foreign market. As part of the final assessment of global strategy, you’ll take part either virtually or in-person in an international trip, visiting one to two foreign locations to experience local business culture. You’ll use theoretical knowledge to assess the strategy of an international organization in an applied cultural context. 

$500
Managing People for Competitive Advantage (Available Soon)

People are an organization’s most valuable resource. The quality of an organization’s talent is perhaps the single most important resource contributing to its profitability and or viability. Leaders and managers within the contemporary organizational context appreciate that a critical source of competitive advantage comes from the effective management of human resources. Product designs or service processes, creative marketing strategies, while critical, are not considered sufficient to deliver sustainable competitive advantage.

 

Academics, policy makers and practitioners are thus paying greater attention to work force issues. Managing human resources is as much a science as it is an art; it represents the combination of the application of scientific principles and practices, and, the application of personal characteristics. The human resource function exists within the organization in order to support the achievement of the organization’s strategic imperatives.

$500
Project Leadership & Communication (Available Soon)

Develop your soft skills including leading teams, communicating strategies and plans, building trust, facilitating teamwork, and supporting diversity. Find out how the process of constructing effective communication plans helps to ensure all team members are operating under the same assumptions and learn how to apply common management and leadership strategies the project management process. You’ll take away knowledge and skills that will help make you a more effective, efficient and trusted leader for project success.

$500
Project Planning, Execution & Quality Control (Available Soon)

This course is designed to assist managers and entrepreneurs with implementing the methodologies, tools and techniques needed to manage both the execution and the monitoring and controlling phases of a project. Emphasis is on the synthesizing project requirements for cost and scheduling processes, as well as risk management.

 

Analyze the principles, tools, and techniques for the execution, monitoring, and control of project performance, specifically schedule, cost, and scope. You’ll learn the tools, techniques, and software needed to establish a project baseline and control the impact of changes to schedule and cost. You’ll cover a range of topics including:

 

  • network diagrams
  • estimating time and resources
  • creating and controlling the project baseline
  • crashing the network
  • optimization and heuristics techniques for resource allocation, earned value management, and statistical control tools.
$500
Project Management

Learn the concepts, tools, and practices of project management. You will develop your knowledge of project management through a managerial consisting of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing a project. Major topics include project:


scope

time

cost

quality

risk

resources

communications.


You will also learn effective project management and leadership. 

$500
Research Methods for Business and Management

Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You’ll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research.


This course has an applied focus. Your readings and assignments are designed to identify a feasible research topic and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions may be identified, and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how it can be carried out for optimal effectiveness in research.

 

Learn the research methodologies and methods, as well as the techniques of the research process as applied to business, whether as a business consultant or as an academic researcher. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also gain an understanding of the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.

$500
Applied Research for Business and Management I (Available Soon)

Demonstrate your capacity to research a business issue and complete a research project of your choosing. Your research project will involve identifying a research question or problem, reviewing existing literature, designing a research study, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting findings in a research report.

 

You will be encouraged to think critically and creatively, and to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world problems in business and management. On completion, you will have completed a research project demonstrating your ability to conduct applied research and to communicate research findings effectively.

$500
Applied Research for Business and Management II (Available Soon)

Continue your learning and development of a research project that you began in Applied Research for Business and Management II. Demonstrate your capacity to research a business issue and complete a research project of your choosing. Your research project will involve identifying a research question or problem, reviewing existing literature, designing a research study, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting findings in a research report.

 

You will be encouraged to think critically and creatively, and to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world problems in business and management. On completion, you will have completed a research project demonstrating your ability to conduct applied research and to communicate research findings effectively.

$500

For entry into this program you will need…

 

  • An accredited bachelor’s degree
  • UCC Global teaches all programs and courses in English. Applicants whose most recent education was not in English will need to demonstrate English language proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Both TOEFL Paper-based (PBT) and TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) are accepted.

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