Master of Science in Project Management

Overview

Master of Science Project Management

Industries with the largest expected growth include: business services, construction, finance and insurance, information services, manufacturing, oil and gas, and utilities. Our MS in Project Management curriculum was developed by industry leaders focusing on these trends. Courses include Risk Management, Strategic Information Management, and Project Management Tools & Technology.  

Why Lasell's M.S. in Project Management? 

  • Globally accredited program: 
    ACBSP The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

  • Complete your program in 12-24 months
  • Tuition is a competitive $600 per credit
  • Classes are capped at 23 students
  • No GRE/GMAT requirement
  • Curriculum standards prepare for management certifications in PMI, PMP, and RMP

The Lasell Experience:

Outcome-focused curriculumThe MS in Project Management curriculum was developed by industry leaders focusing on where the field is going. Courses include Risk Management, Strategic Information Management, and Project Management Tools & Technology

100% online for working professionals - Our online course format offers unmatched flexibility to suit your busy lifestyle, while our extensive graduate student services ensure you remain connected to the Lasell community and fully supported throughout your program.

Cultivating leadership - We encourage students to take advantage of leadership courses and opportunities that are built into our curriculum, helping them become agents of change in their workplaces and preparing them for advanced positions following graduation.

Capstone or Internship credit - Apply your new knowledge and gain valuable resume-building experience through your research project or internship.

Career Opportunities:

Over the next 3 years, Project Management jobs are estimated to grow and expand to 234,883 each year. Industries with the largest expected growth include business services, construction, finance and insurance, information services, manufacturing, oil and gas, and utilities.*

  • Project Manager
  • Program Analyst 
  • Implementation Specialist 
  • IT Project Manager 
  • Program Manager 
  • Project Coordinator 
  • Program Director 
  • Project Engineer

Advance your career—apply today!

*Source: Federal Times, 2016

Curriculum

MGMT 700 21st Century Global Leadership
This course considers the key aspects of what it means to be a leader in our ever-changing global business environment. Best practices and key considerations for developing global strategy, driving change around the world, managing multicultural teams, addressing the intricacies of a global supply chain, and the challenges we face from macro trends, such as climate change and sustainability.
MGMT 702 Business Research Methods
This course introduces both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, providing the student with an overview of the different steps in the research process. The course evaluates common methods of data analysis, develops skills in critical thinking, and provides experience in data analysis using SPSS.
MGMT 703 Strategic Information Management
This course presents the conceptual foundations of information technology and examines the development, application, and advances of information technology resources in organizations. With a focus on the managerial perspective, students investigate issues related to the development of contemporary systems development approaches
MGMT 704 Financial Management
This course focuses on understanding the fundamental principles of finance, including financial statement analysis, present/future value/ NPV/discounted cash flows, capital budgeting, and risk analysis.
MGMT 707 Operations Strategy
This course involves the study of concepts relating to the operations function in both manufacturing and service organizations. Students study how the operations process is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling resources in order to effectively and efficiently produce goods and services.
MGMT 714 Principles in Project Management
This course focuses on the essentials of project management. It approaches project management from the standpoint of managing a single, stand-alone project that is small to medium in size. The course takes attendees through the project life cycle in the same sequence they would face when managing a real project in the workplace. Topics covered include the product and project life cycles, including initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing.
MGMT 751 Business Strategy 
This course studies strategy formulation and implementation in international and domestic business enterprise. Case analysis and other appropriate methodologies are used to develop the skills and judgment necessary to provide overall direction to the organization. In particular, the course emphasizes the translation of strategy formulation to strategy implementation.
MGMT 752  Change Agency & Management
This course focuses on how organizational change can be managed. In order to survive in rapidly changing and highly competitive operating environments, organizations must learn how to continually adapt, evolve, contract, expand, and innovate. Organizational change management is about implementation of business strategies, and more generally, new ideas and practices.
MGMT 765 Project, Program & Portfolio Management 
In today's business environment, leading projects, programs and/or business portfolios requires common critical skills regardless of geography, industry or domain.  In this course, you will learn to apply those critical skills that will ensure your projects are on time, on budget and meeting the organization's strategic goals.  It is designed to align with the content of PMP certification series for project, program and portfolio management.
MGMT 766 PM Tools & Technology 
Organizations that are agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully and efficiently than their slower-moving counterparts.  Project managers must utilize agile approaches, possess strong collaboration skills, embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times to be competitive in an environment of rapid change. Projects and teams today are increasingly global and virtual, and scheduling is key to managing activities, resources, dependencies and ultimately, project outcomes. Designed to align with PMI, this course will expose the student to the latest principles, tools and technologies to enhance project management accuracy and efficiency.
MGMT 767 Risk Management
For the high-performing project manager, advanced skills in risk management are critical in protecting the needs of today's organization.  Designed to align with the content covered in the PMI-RMP distinction, this course will cover the basics of this specialized function as it relates to the project environment that is increasingly global, virtual and complex.
MGMT 798/799 Capstone Project/Internship
Capstone: In this course, students undertake comprehensive research projects under the direction of a faculty mentor. The project is an intensive study based on action research models from the behavioral sciences enabling the student to demonstrate the mastery of the concepts, ideas, knowledge, and insights implicit in the Master of Science in Management curriculum. No later than the semester preceding the undertaking of the Research Project, the student should present to the designated faculty mentor a two-page summary of the proposed research. Each student makes a public and professional presentation of their Capstone Project findings. This course is taken during the student's final graduate semester.

Internship: The internship is a hands-on working experience in the student’s field of concentration requiring a minimum of 150 hours of placement under the supervision of both an employer and a faculty member. Beginning in the semester preceding the internship placement, the student identifies what type of organization they desire for their internship. The student holds primary responsibility for obtaining a field experience site and is responsible for setting up interviews with prospective internship sites Students may not perform internships at their current place of employment without prior consent of the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies. This course is taken during the student’s final graduate semester

Total credit hours required for degree: 36

Course Schedule

Fall 2018

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/TimeSession Dates
MAIN SESSION: 9/4 - 12/14
MGMT700 Global Leadership Hybrid: on-campus 9/10 Walsh, Marty M 6:30PM - 9:00PM 9/4-12/14
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Hybrid: on-campus  9/6 Pineault, Gerry R 6:30PM - 9:00PM 9/4-12/14
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Hybrid: on-campus 9/12 Carvalho, Kathy W 6:30PM - 9:00PM 9/4-12/14
MGMT728 Human Resources Management Hybrid: on-campus  9/4 Delaney, Marymichele T 6:30PM - 9:00PM 9/4-12/14
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Hybrid: on-campus  9/10 Staskawicz, Cheryl M 6:30PM - 9:00PM 9/4-12/14
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management Hybrid: on-campus 9/11 Sullivan, Tom T 6:30PM - 9:00PM 9/4-12/14
MGMT752 Change Management Hybrid: on-campus  9/5 McKinnon, Bruce W   6:30PM -   9:00PM 9/4-12/14
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone Online TBA Online 9/4-12/14
MGMT799 Internship Capstone Online TBA Online 9/4-12/14
SESSION 1: 9/4-10/23
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Online Payne, Mindy Online 9/4-10/23
MGMT706 Marketing Management Online Arons, Pamela Online 9/4-10/23
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management Online Parry, Robin Online 9/4-10/23
MGMT741 Marketing Research Online McGeough, Robert Online 9/4-10/23
SESSION 2: 10/24 - 12/12
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Online Pineault, Gerry Online 10/24-12/12
MGMT704 Financial Management Online Hannon, James Online 10/24-12/12
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Online Pineault, Gerry Online 10/24-12/12
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Online Staskawicz, Cheryl Online 10/24-12/12
MGMT743 Fundraising Concepts & Practices Online Field, Juliana Online 10/24-12/12
MGMT744 Global Marketing Online Ross, Judy Online 10/24-12/12
MGMT751 Business Strategy Online Vegara, Judy Online 10/24-12/12

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's MS in Project Management must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.  The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  3. Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  4. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  5. Resume

* A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.

Materials should be addressed to:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466