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.

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 provided by SLU online, you can begin working toward your degree at any time, making advanced education more accessible for working professionals. 

Faculty

As a student in the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University, you’ll learn from exceptional faculty who are leading experts in their fields. They bring real-world knowledge to the classroom and are dedicated to your professional success. Learn more on our faculty page.

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.

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 specifically 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 https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

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

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • High school diploma or composite GED score of at least 2250
  • Minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unless qualified for conditional admittance)
  • Official transcript from the most recent institution attended
Upon admission, a new student must successfully complete a virtual meeting with their academic coach to be enrolled in first-term coursework.
 
The School for Professional Studies welcomes adult learners who are seeking an undergraduate education after life circumstances interrupted their educational journey. Adult life circumstances, for the purposes of admission, would include 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
  • Is financially independent
  • Has dependents other than a spouse
  • Is a single parent
  • Has other demands that make traditional education less feasible

Program Requirements 

University Undergraduate Core32-35
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 electives43-46
Total Credits120

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA.

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  
General Elective 3
CORE Requirement 3
Fall 2  
General Elective 3
CORE Requirement 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
CORE Requirement 3
CORE Requirement 3
Spring 2  
CORE Requirement 3
CORE Requirement 3
 Credits12
Summer
General Elective 3
CORE Requirement 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
Fall 1  
PMGT 1010 Fundamentals of Project Management 3
CORE Requirement 3
Fall 2  
PMGT 1020 Fundamentals of Contract Management 3
CORE Requirement 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
PMGT 2010 Communication-Stakeholder & Quality Management 3
CORE Requirement 3
Spring 2  
PMGT 1030 Project Selection and Scope 3
General Elective 3
 Credits12
Summer
CORE Requirement 3
CORE Requirement 3
 Credits6
Year Three
Fall
Fall 1  
PMGT 2020 Project Data Analysis 3
General Elective 3
Fall 2  
CORE Requirement 3
CORE Requirement 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

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