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Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Project Management Minor


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Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Project Management Minor


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Apply by: 10/4/22
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Start session: 10/24/22

Program Overview

Discover our 100% online project management degree

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
12 months* Duration
120 Credit Hours

Prepare for plentiful career opportunities with this Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Project Management Minor online program. Courses are 100% online and designed to promote critical and creative thinking within your chosen field of project management. You will work closely with an academic advisor to ensure your work history and previous college experience count toward your UMPI online degree. Completion of this program fulfills your educational requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

Prepare for roles in project management and increase your earning potential with this accredited YourPace online program. This flexible, affordable program can help you qualify for positions that require an understanding of the forces that drive organizations to evolve and operate more effectively. You will learn the foundational skills needed to have an immediate impact on projects, the proper methods for monitoring and controlling risk, and how to utilize Six Sigma methodology to manage operations. Coursework is 100% online and includes the opportunity to apply DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) steps to a real organization in a service-learning project.


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  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
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As a graduate of this online project management program, you will be able to:

  • Utilize Microsoft Project software
  • Develop, manage, and lead projects
  • Provide effective project execution, governance, and control processes to ensure projects remain on time, within scope, and on budget
  • Communicate effectively and problem-solve in order to manage risk, minimize cost, control scope, and incorporate valuable insights into the planning and management process of projects
  • Utilize Microsoft Project software
  • Develop, manage, and lead projects
  • Provide effective project execution, governance, and control processes to ensure projects remain on time, within scope, and on budget
  • Communicate effectively and problem-solve in order to manage risk, minimize cost, control scope, and incorporate valuable insights into the planning and management process of projects

As a graduate of this online project management program, you will be able to:

  • Utilize Microsoft Project software
  • Develop, manage, and lead projects
  • Provide effective project execution, governance, and control processes to ensure projects remain on time, within scope, and on budget
  • Communicate effectively and problem-solve in order to manage risk, minimize cost, control scope, and incorporate valuable insights into the planning and management process of projects
  • Utilize Microsoft Project software
  • Develop, manage, and lead projects
  • Provide effective project execution, governance, and control processes to ensure projects remain on time, within scope, and on budget
  • Communicate effectively and problem-solve in order to manage risk, minimize cost, control scope, and incorporate valuable insights into the planning and management process of projects

Project management career opportunities include:

  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • IT Project Manager
$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
12 months* Duration
120 Credit Hours

"The beauty of this learning format is I can start another CBE while finishing up the final for another, therefore not slowing down my progress or pace."

-David Falls, UMPI YourPace Online Student

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Tuition

Learn more about our affordable tuition

Our BLS – Project Management Minor online program offers highly affordable tuition with a flat rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session, with no hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!

Tuition breakdown:

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

Calendar

Dates you need to know

There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin the BLS – Project Management Minor YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.

Now enrolling:

10/4/22 Next Application Due Date
10/24/22 Start Class
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 27/5/226/20/226/20/226/29/226/30/228/26/228 weeks
Fall 18/29/228/9/228/11/228/24/228/24/2210/21/228 weeks
Fall 210/24/2210/4/2210/6/2210/19/2210/19/2212/16/228 weeks
Spring 11/17/2312/27/2212/29/221/10/231/11/233/10/238 weeks
Spring 23/13/232/21/232/23/233/7/233/8/235/5/238 weeks
Summer 15/8/234/19/234/20/235/2/235/3/236/30/238 weeks
Summer 27/3/236/14/236/15/236/27/236/28/238/25/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

10/4/22 Next Application Due Date
10/24/22 Start Class

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Admissions

Requirements for this online project management program

We’ve made the admission process simple and streamlined so it’s easier for you to get started. Those interested in earning their BLS – Project Management Minor should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.

Admission Requirements:

  • No Application Fee
  • Minimum 1.75 GPA

Admissions Requirements and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (e.g., HiSet, GED)
  • Minimum cumulative college of GPA 1.75 from most recently attended institution
    • Submission of all official transcripts:Transcripts are only considered official if they are sent directly to UMPI from the granting institution or their electronic ordering service. Student-submitted transcripts are not accepted.
    • College credits with a cumulative GPA of less than a 1.75 must also submit a resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent). An interview may be required.
  • Students who do not have any college credits must submit the following:
    • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
    • A resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent)

Instructions for international students:

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES- or AICE-endorsed agency and sent from the agency directly to UMPI; evaluations often take a few weeks to process and must be received by the appropriate document deadline
  • International students are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL (71 IBT / 197 CBT / 530 PBT minimums) or IELTS (6.0 minimum) score. Students can obtain a waiver for this requirement if they come from an English-speaking country or have successfully completed a credit-bearing, college-level written/spoken English course (ESL courses do not fulfill this requirement). Documentation of English proficiency must be received by the appropriate document deadline.

Submit documents electronically to: [email protected]

Mailing Address:

Application Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Fax: 207-581-5456

Courses

A look at the online Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Project Management curriculum

To earn your BLS – Project Management Minor, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 18 credit hours of Project Management Minor core courses, and 62 credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to Project Management will present the foundational skills needed to have an immediate impact on projects. Microsoft Project will be used with an emphasis on practical application in the workplace. This course will also provide the skills needed to be an effective member and leader of project teams. Must be taken before BUS 343, BUS 400, BUS 359, BUS 401.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will analyze the forces that drive organizations to change, examine impediments to change, and survey a range of approaches for making organizational change more effective. This course provides practical skills for managing and leading change in your personal life and within any organization.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover the Risk and Cost Management process as defined by the PMBOK. In this course, we will cover defining risk, planning for risks, responding to risks, and the proper methods for risk monitoring and controlling. Other topics covered will include project cost and managing the project budget. Prerequisite: BUS 141.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Service learning opportunity to apply project management skills. Experience work on a project opportunity for a real organization. This course provides students with the opportunity to utilize their communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and project management skills to assist a local organization with an initiative of importance. Prerequisite: BUS 343.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continued service learning opportunity to apply project management skills. Experience work on a project opportunity for a real organization. This course provides students with the opportunity to implement a project for an organization, while utilizing communication, change management, teamwork, critical thinking, and project management skills. Prerequisite: BUS 400.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Operations management focuses on the use of six sigma methodology in both the manufacturing and service industries. Topics will include introducing students to the DMAIC steps for process improvement, while having the ability to apply those steps through a service learning project with a real organization.

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*Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.