Information Management – Project Management (Master of Science)

The objective of the Information Management - Project Management degree program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to manage information systems projects. Required coursework integrates project management principles with information technology in accordance with the Project Management Institute (PMI) guidebook.

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's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 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 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 industries.

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

At 36 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 $350 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.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

PMBOK, Project Management Professional (PMP) and the PMI REP Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.

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 techniques, skills and tools necessary for technology management practice
  • Evaluate impacts of technological change on an organization
  • Address professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

Core Professional Competencies

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

  • Communication – Formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills in person, in writing and in a digital world.
  • Distributed Collaboration – Working effectively across distributed locations and asynchronously to achieve a common goal through relationship-building, shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities – Engaging in social responsibility through seeking justice, valuing diversity, respecting the environment; demonstrating professionalism through integrity, mutual accountability and ethical behavior. This includes considering the social and global impact of individual and organizational decisions and an awareness of and adherence to regulations, professional standards and industry best practices.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – Using analytical reasoning when gathering and evaluating relevant information to effectively formulate possible solutions for an issue, problem or a variety of issues. This includes the ability to recognize potential consequences of a decision.
  • Career Management – Identifying knowledge, skills, abilities and personal strengths and experiences necessary to pursue career goals. Recognizing areas for professional growth, how to navigate and explore job options and to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Data Aptitude - Developing information literacy and the capacity to manage data with subsequent finding, structuring, evaluating and interpreting in order to provide meaningful analysis to accomplish a specific purpose.


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
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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 Core Credits: 36
Total Credit Hours: 36
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 36
Course: Title: Credits:
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: 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 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as defined by the Project Management Institute. PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute.
Course: MGT517 Title: Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  This advanced course discusses how 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 completes the topics presented in the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 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. PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute.
Course: PRJ636 Title: Project Management Organization Framework and Risk Credits: 3
  This course furthers the fundamental concepts of scope time management and human resource planning and project communications as presented in the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Emphasizing both theory and practical application students are provided with an opportunity to apply these concepts using real-life exercises examples and software tools. PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute.
Course: PRJ656 Title: Project Management Integration Framework 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: 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 Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination. Preparation includes utilization of study guides and practice exams. Project Management Professional (PMP) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute.

Project Management Professional (PMP) and the PMI REP Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.