The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management at Lasell University is designed to supplement the core business curriculum with a collection of courses that are essential to a leadership role in project management. Learn what it takes to manage projects from start to finish by developing project plans, evaluating performance, effective communication, managing the budget, and assembling the right team. This program will prepare graduates to pursue a successful career in project management within any industry.
The curriculum for the MBA in Project Management is a combination of core business courses, project management focused courses and electives. The curriculum contains a total of 14 courses (42 credits. There are 11 core courses (33 credits) and 3 concentration courses (9 credits).
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.
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
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.
This course examines the staffing function of management including planning, recruiting, selection, training, motivation, appraisal, compensation, labor laws, and organizational development. The course also addresses the current issues affecting the human resource manager including the changing work force and need to increase productivity as well as changes in the areas of unions and affirmative action.
This course provides an overview of data-driven strategic marketing; the management, planning and control of the function and the process. Designed as a foundation course for the Masters in Marketing, an emphasis is placed on developing the skills to lead, plan, implement and measure strategic marketing initiatives within the dynamics of today’s organization.
This introduces the discipline of ethical analysis and its application to management. The course examines different methods of value clarifications, the sources of ethical conflict in management practices, the structure of ethical arguments, as well as the ethical theories and principles associated with management. The course also explores how these concepts are concretely applied in organizations and professional life.
This course covers basic statistical techniques in a managerial setting featuring case studies and conceptual exercises. Statistical topics include effective use of numerical and graphical summaries, estimation and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression. A few more advanced topics such as data mining, the Bayesian paradigm and principles of model building may be encountered during projects.
Managerial Economics is the application of economic theory and methodology to managerial decision making problems within various organizational settings such as a firm or a government agency. The emphasis in this course will be on demand analysis and estimation, production and cost analysis under different market conditions, forecasting and decision making under uncertainty. The course provides an understanding of the microeconomic forces that influence firm decision making. Topics include competitive markets and market failure, benefit-cost analysis, demand estimation and forecasting, decision making under risk and uncertainty, production and cost estimation, and market structure analysis
As the language of business and the cornerstone of our capital markets, accounting provides terminology, frameworks, and concepts with which to analyze and understand the financial consequences of business activities. This course explains the basics of accounting, links accounting to financial statements, analyzes financial statements and works through economic analysis of investments. As these activities have become increasingly complex and global, the task of presenting timely, relevant, and reliable financial information to interested internal and external users has become more challenging. The course highlights how managers use cost, cash flow and financial reporting information in their decisions. Pre-requisites: MGMT768 or MGMT769 & MGMT770
The primary purpose of this course is to help you develop a high degree of financial statement, financial analysis, and financial management expertise in order to enhance your capabilities as an informed manager and decision maker. In addition, this course has a global perspective which examines the operation of the foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, sources and instruments of international financing, foreign direct investment and the management of political risk, multinational capital budgeting, and financing control systems for the multinational firm.
Entrepreneurship is the process of creating and growing new businesses and is fundamentally concerned with the identification and exploitation of opportunities for wealth creation (profit). Successful entrepreneurs generate wealth by identifying opportunities for value creation and then develop competitive advantages to exploit them. The broad objective of this course will be to apply insights from the fields of strategic management and economics to the process of entrepreneurship in order to understand what differentiates successful from unsuccessful entrepreneurial firms.
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.
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.
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.
Candidates seeking admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Lasell University must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.
The 36-credit program is delivered in 100 percent online and on-campus blended formats. Rolling admission is offered for our September, October, January, March, May, and July start dates. Learn more about the courses offered in Lasell's MBA program.
Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of microeconomics and statistics through prior coursework or by successfully completing self-paced tutorials in introductory statistics and microeconomics. For more information about the self-paced tutorials or prerequisites for the MBA program please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text @617-243-2400.
Admission Requirements Checklist:
- Online application
- Resume of professional work experience
- Official college transcripts
- A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school