Enterprise Project Management Master's Program
As businesses search for ways to do more with less, project managers must bring ever-greater efficiency to increasingly complex portfolios.
The 30-credit Stevens master's degree in Enterprise Project Management emphasizes a strategic perspective that’s crucial to modern project management. This is a program for the technical professional eager to advance in the organization by directing people, budgets and projects toward completion. Curricular themes in strategic perspectives, project planning and cross-project leadership ensure graduates can direct complex, enterprise-level initiatives. Classes include significant analytical components that will challenge you to think quantitatively about challenges in management.
This program is accredited by the Project Management Institute, the leading organization in project management. Classes taken through Stevens can be applied to Project Management Professional certification or certification maintenance.
No graduate business education is complete without an opportunity to apply what you've learned on a project of consequence. At Stevens, that takes many forms — a consulting assignment with an industry partner, a research project that addresses an industry need, even the chance to nurture your own entrepreneurial venture — and is customized for you, your education and your career aspirations.
Professionals with strong technical skills play an invaluable role in the organization, but a lack of project management skills often means they’re passed over for promotions and struggle to distinguish themselves to upper management. The interdisciplinary master’s program in Enterprise Project Management will give you the skills and confidence you need to direct projects, budgets and timelines across the business.
This course provides a theoretical perspective on project management for a better understanding of project implementation in modern organizations. The course is based on the premise that success in project leadership depends on a proper managerial style and attitude, and not on specific tools for planning and controlling. The course focuses on developing the manager’s conceptual thinking and on building "the project manager’s mind." The course helps managers see the entire project landscape and the long-term issues that are critical to project success. It will also address the organizational aspects of initiating and running the program.
This course deals with the basic problems of managing a project, defined as a temporary organization built for the purpose of achieving a specific objective. Both operational and conceptual issues will be considered. Operational issues include definition, planning, implementation, control, and evaluation of the project. Conceptual issues include project management vs. hierarchical management, matrix organization, project authority, motivation, and morale. Cases will be used to illustrate problems in project management and how to resolve them.
Formalized procedures, tools, and techniques used in conceptual and detailed planning of the project. Development of work breakdown structure as the foundation for project cost and project duration. Application of project data in monitoring the project progress and in formulating remedial actions in response to unexpected occurrences.
Project success depends, largely, on the human side. Success in motivating project workers, organizing and leading project teams, communication and sharing information, and conflict resolution, are just a few areas that are critical for project success. However, being primarily technical people, many project managers tend to neglect these "soft" issues, assuming they are less important or that they should be addressed by direct functional managers. The purpose of this course is to increase awareness of project managers to the critical issues of managing people and to present some of the theories and practices of leading project workers and teams.
A comprehensive, all-inclusive description of the Project Management Office (PMO), highlighting features most appropriate and relevant to specific project situations. Motivations for adopting a PMO, such as project performance, project manager competency or the organizational desire to excel. Short-term and long-term functions are identified and discussed. Project evaluation models and PMO implementation guidelines are presented and discussed in detail.
This course focuses on key leadership skills for addressing the complex challenges posed by program management, highly-matrixed environments and cross-national collaborations It’s purpose is enhance individuals’ abilities to develop others, strategically integrate efforts across groups, and drive change. The concepts presented are theory and research driven so that participants can deepen their conceptual understanding. At the same time, the course calls upon learners to address real-life challenges they face as program and or director level leaders. Each session presents effective techniques and uses experiential exercises or assignments to provide plenty of practice. The course also requires participants to further transfer learning to their workplaces through focused development planning and coaching support.
The master’s degree includes a choice of three highly specialized concentrations that allow you to explore an in-demand area in greater depth. Each concentration consists of four three-credit courses.
MGT 641 Marketing Management
MGT 699 Strategic Management
FIN 515 Financial Decision Making
MIS 710 Process Innovation
SSW 540 Fundamentals of Software Engineering
SSW 565 Requirements Analysis
SSW 555 Agile Development
SSW 567 Software Testing
CM 510 Fundamentals of Construction Management
CM 530 Strategic Responses to Cyclical Environments
CM 650 Sustainable Design
CM 590 Construction Management II
The mission of the 30-credit master's program in Enterprise Project Management is to help you become a project manager capable of effectively leading people, projects and processes to accomplish complex tasks, drive change and make smarter decisions for the organization. The program's flexibility is designed to allow you to explore an area of professional interest to you, such as finance, software engineering or construction management, giving you a blend of leadership and business skills combined with a deep dive into a technical specialty.
Full-time students can complete the program in Enterprise Project Management in one year. Full-time applications to this program are accepted in three distinct cycles. To be considered for admission, all materials must be submitted by the deadline.
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This program can also be completed on a part-time basis. All part-time applications to this program are accepted on a rolling basis.
To be considered for the Enterprise Project Management master's program, your application must include the following.
Your application must include official transcripts from all universities you have attended, or in which you are currently enrolled. These records must show your name, the name of the university attended, enrollment dates, coursework completed and grades assigned. Your bachelor's degree must be in science, mathematics, computer science, engineering or a related discipline. Your degree also must come from an accredited institution, and you must have attained a B average, to be considered.
Work experience is not a requirement for the Enterprise Project Management master's program, however, most candidates do have at least two years of corporate experience. The admissions committee carefully considers applicants' professional experience and how it can help enhance classroom discussions. You must include a résumé with your application that highlights:
Work and internship experience.
Stevens often invites master's candidates to interview prior to making an admissions decision. If you are selected for an interview after submitting your application, you will receive instructions via email.
Part-time applicants to the Enterprise Project Management program are not required to submit test scores with their applications, but if you have taken the GMAT or GRE, you are encouraged to include your scores with your application. Full-time students are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores. While the admissions committee does place emphasis on the strength of your test scores, it's important to keep in mind that those scores are only one feature of your application, and will be considered along with your other credentials. Please use the following reporting codes to submit test scores to Stevens:
International students also must include TOEFL or IELTS scores along with their applications.
Your application must include two letters of recommendation. The strongest applications will include one letter from a current supervisor, and one from a former supervisor or previous employer who can speak to your leadership potential and discuss your professional performance.