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Learn to Lead Projects and Teams

The Bachelor of Science in Project Management at City University of Seattle will prepare you to become a leader in today’s project-based business world. You’ll learn what it takes to plan and execute a broad range of business projects utilizing strong business knowledge along with leadership and team development skills.

This bachelor’s degree is available completely online, so you can use the tangible, practical skills you learn in class today in the real world tomorrow. You’ll have the option to focus on information technology or create your own specialized course of study to fit specific educational goals.

The Bachelor of Science in Project Management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). This means your project management training counts as professional development units for your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. (PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

In this business-focused curriculum, you’ll gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including scope management, time management, cost management, risk management, communications management, quality management, procurement management, human resource management, and project integration.

This GAC-accredited program will bring you together with experts in the field to enable learning as a community of project management professionals. Classroom work is based on a team environment to prepare you to manage and participate as a project team member.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Bachelor of Science in Project Management program, you’ll learn:

  • The leadership, business, and project management skills needed to become a well-skilled project manager or project team member
  • How to integrate a business foundation with the theory and practice of project management
  • Broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the management of project discipline
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • How to construct and demonstrate communication practices to stakeholders
  • How to analyze business needs and determine appropriate project-based solutions
  • Evaluate the implications of organizations on the effectiveness of project management
  • The application of successful team development with management strategies in a global setting

Required Credits (180 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

Lower-Division Requirements

College Composition: 5 credits
College Mathematics: 5 credits
Humanities: 15 credits
Social Science: 15 credits
Natural Science/Mathematics: 15 credits (This program requires MATH 138 or higher.)

Required Lower-Division Courses

IS 201 Fundamentals of Computing (5)

Upper-Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Project Management Core (60 Credits)

BUS 464 Design of Effective Teams and Organizations (5)

PM 401 Introduction to Project Management (5)

PM 420 Strategic Organization Design to Project Initiation (5)

PM 404 Project Scheduling and Cost Management (5)

PM 406 Project Risk and Change Management (5)

PM 422 Communicating with Data (5)

PM 413 Project Performance and Quality Assurance (5)

BUS 426 Business Analytics for Decision Making (5)

PM 442 Introduction to System Dynamics (5)

PM 444 Negotiation and Competitive Decision Making (5)

PM 450 Managing Projects Under Uncertainty (5)

PM 472 Emerging Topics in Project Management (5)

Capstone (5 Credits)

PM 480 Project Integration Action Learning Project (5)

Emphasis Area (25 Credits)

Information Technology Emphasis

IS 306 Data Management Communications and Networking (5)

IS 330 Information Systems (5)

IS 345 Information Security (5)

IS 350 Systems Analysis and Design (5)

IS 470 IT Service Management (5)

Specialized Study Emphasis

The Specialized Study emphasis consists of five courses taken in a specific content area. Coursework may be completed through independent study, current course offerings, or developed for a specific industry or organizational setting. The Specialized Study emphasis is proposed by the student and approved by the Program Director/Sr. Faculty prior to registration. (Must be approved by Sr. Faculty.)

Your undergraduate project management degree will equip you to become a project lead, project coordinator, program manager, or business analyst in virtually any industry, including:

  • Video games
  • Online services
  • Health care
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Education

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.