Information Management – Project Management (Master of Science)

The digital landscape is littered with failed information technology projects due to poor project management. IT-savvy project management leaders are needed now more than ever. Learn what it takes to help IT projects succeed with a Master of Science in Information Management – Project Management from Grantham University.

What will I learn in this online Information Management – Project Management master’s degree program?

By integrating project management principles with information technology in accordance with the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)1, this program will give you the skills you need to manage information management systems projects to success.

Plus, because Grantham has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the skills you learn should help you acquire certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

What careers can I pursue with an online degree in Information Management – Project Management?

From project and team leads to IT management, this degree will help prepare you for a project management career in information technology in any number of industries2.

How long is this online master’s degree program in Information Management – Project Management?

At 37 credit hours, your master of science in project management program is designed to be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will the Information Management – Project Management online master’s degree program cost?

The graduate rate is $325 per credit hour. The tuition rate is lower for members of the military, military veterans, and for members of a military family. Grantham University also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

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Information Management – Project Management (Master of Science)

Information Management – Project Management Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing these information technology courses, you will be able to:

  • Use project management techniques to identify and define the computing requirements for an information system
  • Implement and evaluate a technology-based information system, process, or program to meet desired needs
  • Analyze an information system project based on the system's life cycle
  • Develop a project plan incorporating risk
  • Implement strategic planning in the area of information systems
  • Use current technologies, skills and tools necessary for technology management practice
  • Evaluate impacts of technological change on an organization
  • Address professional, ethical, legal, security, and social responsibilities
  • Recognize the need for and ability to engage in, continuing professional development
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the Master of Science in Information Management - Project Management curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

 

Information Management – Project Management (Master of Science)

The courses you take in this master’s in project management program will help prepare you for a tech lead or project management career1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Computer Programmer Analyst
  • Internet Programmer
  • Programmer
  • IT Manager
  • Data Processing Manager
  • IS Manager
  • Information Systems Supervisor

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal

Information Management – Project Management (Master of Science)

The 100% online coursework you’ll find in Grantham’s online master’s in project management program is designed to help you prepare for success in your next career.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 37
Total Credit Hours: 37
Accreditation(s): DEAC

Textbook Information

Program Core: 37
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU500 Title: Graduate Student Success Credits: 1
  This course is designed to help students learn and improve skills and strategies that are essential to academic success at a graduate level. Through activities, application, and reflection, the material covered in this course should support and assist students in achieving their master's degree. Students should develop confidence in their ability to succeed as a graduate student.
Course: ETH560 Title: Business Ethics Credits: 3
  This course examines ethics and values in multiple contexts. It begins with an exploration of individual values and the integration of mind, body, and soul. The perspective then broadens to include corporate ethics and the role of moral leadership in business. The course concludes with an examination of ethical dilemmas created by an expanding global economy.
Course: MGT517 Title: Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  Today, businesses run on hardware, software, and human capital more than ever before. This course focuses on the people in the organization and how they work and behave in the work environment. It examines the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of teamwork, and the processes of small groups, decision-making, problem solving, conflict management, and ways to eliminate barriers to effective communications within the workplace.
Course: PRJ515 Title: Project Management Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to the fundamental elements of effective project management. It provides students with the opportunity to apply these elements using exercises and examples based on real-time projects. The required tools and techniques used to plan, measure, and control projects and the methods used to organize and manage projects are discussed.
Course: PRJ636 Title: Project Management Organization Framework and Risk Credits: 3
  This course introduces the fundamental concepts of scope, time management, and human resource planning and project communications as presented in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge. Emphasizing both theory and practical application, students are provided with an opportunity to apply these concepts using real-life exercises, examples, and software tools.
Course: PRJ656 Title: Project Management Integration Framework Credits: 3
  This course completes the topics presented in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge and includes project cost, quality, procurement, and risk management. Students are provided with opportunities to apply these concepts using real-life exercises, examples, and software tools. Special consideration is given to preparing students for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.
Course: PRJ695 Title: Project Management Capstone Credits: 3
  This capstone course requires students to demonstrate an understanding and application of material explored during the Project Management programs in both the Mark Skousen School of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science. Additionally, this course will prepare students for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination. Preparation includes utilization of study guides and practice exams.
Course: IS505 Title: Managing in an Age of Information Technology Change Credits: 3
  This course sets the stage for Grantham's Master of Science degree program by addressing the need for organizations to respond efficiently to technological changes. Students examine management techniques for fostering a corporate culture that facilitates innovation. The course also discusses the dynamics of growth and change and their impact on the success of a technology-intensive business
Course: IS515 Title: Management of Information Systems Credits: 3
  In this course, students gain valuable insight into the planning, organizing, and controlling of user services, as well as the management of the information systems development process. The course also examines organizational learning curves, dealing with vendors, budgeting, accounting, management reporting, and legal considerations of information systems.
Course: IS525 Title: Information Systems Strategic Planning Credits: 3
  Information systems are an integral part of corporate operations. This course examines guidelines for developing an information systems plan, selecting systems projects, assessing current systems, and planning future systems expansion that supports organizational growth.
Course: IS535 Title: Telecommunications Credits: 3
  This course provides a brief history of telecommunications, a look at the field's structure and regulation, information on networks and telecommunications services, the basics of traffic engineering, and an introduction to primary data communications systems. The underlying principles and functions of telecommunications management are also introduced.
Course: IS545 Title: Emerging Technologies Credits: 3
  Through this course, students explore state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in information processing. The class includes a survey of recent advances in software development, hardware, and computer networking strategies.
Course: IS649 Title: Information Technology Project Management Credits: 3
  In today's fast-paced and dynamic environment, innovative information technology and system development projects are critical to many companies' success. The emphasis on such projects creates greater demand from senior management to deliver quality information technology projects on time, within budget, and which add functionality and value to their customers and clients. IT Project Management will teach the project manager how to integrate sound project management principles in the information technology project's development profile in order to assure every aspect of the project is under control and delivers the technical objectives. This course will also cover the IT project's life cycle from initiation through closeout and address all the components of project management as they relate to IT projects, based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).