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Bachelor of Science in Project Management — Online

Successful companies know they need strong project managers to turn their ideas into reality. Acquire the skills and experience necessary to succeed in the project management field by learning to lead and deliver projects on time, on budget, and according to project specifications with the 100%-online Bachelor of Science in Project Management degree.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Overview

With the modernization and digitization of the business world, the need for project managers who can lead and manage us through this change is growing rapidly. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), there will be a demand to fill 22 million new project management-oriented jobs over the next decade.

Our innovative, 100% online Bachelor of Science in Project Management program will help you gain the skills and experience you need to work successfully as a project manager in any company or industry. This program offers you just the right mix of employer-demanded technical, leadership, strategic, and business management skills to ensure that you’ll be able to deliver as much value as possible as a project manager. You’ll learn techniques and tools for managing complex, long- and short-term projects, successfully and cost-effectively including how to:

  • Lead a project team
  • Communicate across an organization
  • Reduce risk and increase quality
  • Lead using an agile approach
  • Help your company successfully innovate

You’ll also gain real-world experience through dynamic experiential learning opportunities within each course and beyond the classroom, where you can work on real-world, virtual projects for leading companies. The program's flexible electives are aligned to industry-specific areas, enabling you to broaden and perfect your knowledge in multiple disciplines and capacities within the project management profession.

Unique Features

  • The 100% online format provides all the flexibility you need, where you can study when and where it’s convenient for you.
  • You can participate in real-world, hands-on learning projects to ensure you get the experience that puts you in demand with employers.
  • You’ll learn from faculty experts who have extensive real-world experience and who will ensure you get the practical skills that will help you advance your career.

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses (66 s.h.)

English

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Communication Studies

3.00

Economics

3.00

Information Technology

3.00

Leadership

3.00
3.00

Management

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Marketing

3.00

Mathematics

3.00
3.00

Philosophy

3.00

Project Management

3.00
3.00

Writing

3.00

Major Courses (21 s.h.)

Leadership

3.00

Project Management

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Professional Electives (12 s.h.)

Complete four of the following:

Suggested Industry-Specific Electives

Healthcare

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Management

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Finance

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Information Technology (Database)

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Capstone (3 s.h.)

3.00

Electives (18 s.h.)

Complete a minimum of 18 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours

Suggested Electives

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Fall 2021 Deadlines if Transferring Credit Deadline
August 12, 2021September 9, 2021
September 29, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 Deadlines if not Transferring Credit Deadline
September 2, 2021September 9, 2021
October 20, 2021October 27, 2021

Student Body Profile

Career Outcomes

According to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Job Growth and Talent Gap report, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of jobs requiring project-oriented skills. In the United States, the number of project managers is estimated to increase by 31% over the next decade – from 6.7 million in 2017 to 8.8 million in 2027. 

Increasingly, the role of project manager is becoming more and more important as companies orient more of their work in a "projected" fashion. Project managers get companies and organizations to results. In many organizations, the project manager is seen as a key role that helps lead a company and its projects to success.

What can you do with your degree?

This project management program is well suited for individuals who wish to pursue a career as a project manager in any industry.      

Job titles to consider include:

  • Project Manager 
  • Associate Project Manager 
  • Project Coordinator 
  • Project Leader 
  • Project Governance Professional 
  • Project Administrator 
  • Project Controller 
  • PMO Specialist 
  • EPMO Project Manager Specialist 
  • PMO Analyst

Career Opportunities and Services

Overview

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Did You Know?

2.2 million is the number of project-oriented roles that employers will need to fill each year through 2027 (Project Management Institute, 2017)

Average Salary

According to Glassdoor, the average salary for an entry-level project manager is $59,000, and the average salary across all project managers is $90,000.