Curriculum and Course Sequence

Students in Elmhurst’s master in project management program are required to successfully complete 10 courses (eight core courses and two electives), for a total of 7.50 credits (30 semester hours).

Students who complete the MPM program are eligible to enroll in a complimentary PMP Exam Preparation Review Course to prepare for PMP certification.

Required Courses

  • MBA 509 Project Management
  • MPM 501 Project Management Fundamentals in Practice I
  • MPM 502 Project Management Fundamentals in Practice II
  • MPM 503 Project Management Tools and Techniques
  • MBA 500 Organizational Management
  • MBA 504 Financial Management
  • MDS 561 Data Analysis for Project Management Maturity
  • MBA 558 Leadership and Change Management
  • MPM 590 PMP Exam Preparation Review Course (optional)

Electives (choose two)

  • MBA 552 Leadership
  • MBA 553 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 554 Human Resource Management
  • MBA 555 Negotiations
  • MBA 556 Operations Management
  • MDS 534 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
  • MDS 560 Business Intelligence for Enterprise Value
  • MDS 562 Data Analysis for Business Transformation Projects

Program Format

The master of project management is a part-time program that can be completed in as little as two years. Coursework is offered in the EC Flex format and students can attend onsite, online or both. Classroom-base activities allow participation onsite or by webinar. The webinars are recorded so students can view them anytime. Students complete coursework through eight week sessions and may begin in the spring, summer or fall term. Electives may be taken any time during the program.

Individuals who are not enrolled in or do not complete the PMP® program may enroll in MPM 590 PMP® Exam Preparation Review Course for $800.

Sample Course Sequence

Fall A

  • MBA 509 Project Management

Fall B

  • MPM 501 Project Management Fundamentals in Practice I

January Term

  • Elective

Spring A

  • MPM 502 Project Management Fundamentals in Practice II

Spring B

  • MPM 503 Project Management Tools and Techniques

Summer Term

  • MPM 590 PMP® Review Course (optional)

Fall A

  • MBA 504 Financial Management for the Project Manager

Fall B

  • MDS 561 Data Analysis for Project Management Maturity

January Term

  • Elective

Spring A

  • MBA 500 Organizational Management

Spring B

  • MBA 558 Leading Change Management

Elmhurst College reserves the right to modify courses, schedules and program format without advance notice to students.

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