Project Management, B.S.

Learn project strategy, contract management and project management math as you pursue industry certifications with the Bachelor of Science in Project Management program offered through Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies. Project-based learning and class simulators will prepare you to promote the widespread applicability of the five basic project management processes as outlined in the PMBOK®: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has named Saint Louis University a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, and other PMI professional credentials.

Curriculum Overview

As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 120-credit degree program offers future and current leaders like you a flexible option to meet your personal career goals. With six accelerated, eight-week terms each year offered by SLU online, you can begin working toward your degree at any time, making advanced education more accessible for working professionals.

Careers

Project management skills are needed across multiple disciplines, from technology to manufacturing, real estate to construction, and sales management to service. The Project Management Institute projects 22 million new jobs in seven project-oriented sectors through 2027.

Admission Requirements

The School for Professional Studies welcomes adult learners whose educational journey has been interrupted by life's circumstances. This includes individuals with at least one of the following characteristics:

  • Delayed enrollment in post-secondary education
  • Attends part-time for at least part of the academic year
  • Works full-time (35 hours or more/week) while enrolled
  • Financial independence, has dependents other than a spouse, is a single parent, or has other demands that make traditional education less feasible

Application Requirements 

  • Work Experience: At least three years or the equivalent. Work experience may include a full-time/part-time job, internship, volunteer work, or comparable experiences.
  • Education: High school diploma or composite GED score of at least 2250.
  • Coaching session: Successful completion of a meeting with an academic coach (this can be done virtually or on campus).
  • Grade Point Average: Minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unless qualified for conditional admittance).
  • Transcript: An official transcript from the most recent institution attended.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:

  • Scholarships: Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. The School for Professional Studies offers numerous scholarships and awards specially for new students.
  • Financial Aid: Financial aid is provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.

To determine eligibility for financial assistance, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early for maximum consideration. FAFSA is available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

For information on other scholarships and financial aid, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.

Active Military and Veterans and First Responders

Honorably discharged veterans, active-duty military members, reserve members and first responders qualify for a reduced tuition rate of $295 per credit hour for any undergraduate program offered through the School for Professional Studies.

  1. Graduates will be able to describe the project management framework, addressing individual, team and organizational needs.
  2. Graduates will be able to integrate leadership and management competencies to influence stakeholders.
  3. Graduates will be able to use data to prioritize project resource requirements.
  4. Graduates will be able to appraise project progress toward stated deliverables.
  5. Graduates will be able to arbitrate trade-offs in delivering project success.
Core Requirements39
Major Requirements42
Fundamentals of Project Management
Fundamentals of Contract Management
Project Selection and Scope
Communication-Stakeholder & Quality Management
Project Data Analysis
Proposal Management
Time, Cost and Risk Management
Contract Supplier Administration
Project Management Leadership Ethics
Government Contracting; FAR & UCC
Requirements Analysis
Multi-Project Management
Project Management Laboratory
Project-Contract Management Capstone
General electives39
Total Credits120

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA.

SPS Core Curriculum Requirements

Communication and Technology 9
Igniting Success: Jesuit Education and the Adult Learner
Public Speaking in Org. Life
Business and Professional Writing
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 6
Discrete Methods and Models
Principles of Data Analysis
Intro to Phil: Self & Reality
Ethics, Values & Spirituality 9
Theological Foundations
Ethics
THEO/SPR
One additional THEO or SPR course
Engaging the Human Experience 15
Ethics of Writing
Engaging the Human Experience
One Humanities course
Special Topics
Twentieth Century Art
Intro to Literary Study
Introduction to Short Fiction
American Literary Traditions: Special Topics
Origins of the Modern World to 1500
Origins of the Modern World, 1500 to Present
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850-1877
The Saint Louis Region
Intro to Phil: Self & Reality
Science and Religion
Spirituality: Work & Vocation
Spirituality, Peace & Justice
American Christianity
One Natural Science course
Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
Biology of Health and Disease
One Social Science course
Introduction to American Politics
General Psychology
Survey of Economics
Introduction to Sociology
One Diversity course
Workplace Ethics
Professional Communication Between Cultures
Applied Personality
Introduction to Sociology
Total Credits39

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Fall 1  
PST 1500 Igniting Success: Jesuit Education and the Adult Learner 3
General Elective 3
Fall 2  
HUM 2000 Ethics of Writing 3
General Elective 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
CMMK 1210 Public Speaking in Org. Life 3
CIS 2850 Principles of Data Analysis 3
Spring 2  
THEO 1005 Theological Foundations 3
Science Elective 3
 Credits12
Summer
HUM 1500 Engaging the Human Experience 3
General Elective 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
Fall 1  
PMGT 1010 Fundamentals of Project Management 3
PHIL 1055 Intro to Phil: Self & Reality 3
Fall 2  
PMGT 1020 Fundamentals of Contract Management 3
PHIL 2055 Ethics 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
PMGT 2010 Communication-Stakeholder & Quality Management 3
ARTH 1005 Approaching the Arts 3
Spring 2  
PMGT 1030 Project Selection and Scope 3
General Elective 3
 Credits12
Summer
Social Science 3
SPR/THEO 2000 level or higher 3
 Credits6
Year Three
Fall
Fall 1  
PMGT 2020 Project Data Analysis 3
General Elective 3
Fall 2  
Humanities 3
ENGL 4005 Business and Professional Writing 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
PMGT 3010 Proposal Management 3
General Elective 3
Spring 2  
PMGT 2030 Industry Certification 3
General Elective 3
 Credits12
Summer
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits6
Year Four
Fall
Fall 1  
PMGT 3020 Time, Cost and Risk Management 3
PMGT 4010 Requirements Analysis 3
Fall 2  
PMGT 4030 Project Management Laboratory 3
PMGT 4020 Multi-Project Management 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
PMGT 3030 Contract Supplier Administration 3
PMGT 3040 Project Management Leadership Ethics 3
Spring 2  
PMGT 4960 Project-Contract Management Capstone 3
General Elective 3
 Credits12
Summer
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits120

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please call 314-526-2825 or email sps@slu.edu.

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