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Bachelor of Liberal Studies
- Project Management Minor


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Program Overview

Prepare for plentiful career opportunities with this Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Project Management Minor YourPace 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 degree. Completion of this program fulfills your educational requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

icon $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
icon As few as 18 months* Duration
icon 120 Credit Hours
icon $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
icon As few as 18 months* Duration
icon 120 Credit Hours

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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What Is Competency-Based Education?

Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.

How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:

  • Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
  • With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion

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As a graduate of this YourPace online 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

Career opportunities include:

  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • IT Project Manager

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“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

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!

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

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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.

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Admissions

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.

No Application Fee
No Minimum GPA
Diploma
or GED

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  • Submit your free application online
  • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Prior college and/or work experience:
    • If you have 0-11 earned credit hours, you will need to have 3 years of post-high school work experience
    • If you have 12+ earned credit hours, you will need to have 2 years of post-high school work experience

Submit documents electronically to: edocs@maine.edu

Mailing Address:

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

Fax: 207-581-5456

Applicants may also authorize UMPI to request transcripts on their behalf, at no additional cost, by completing the Transcript Request Form and submitting it via email to umpi-yourpace@maine.edu.

Courses

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. This program includes general education, management minor core, and general elective courses. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

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Students must complete a minimum of 40 credits hours of general education courses.

BUS 141: Introduction to Project Management with Microsoft Projects

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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.

BUS 240: Change Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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.

BUS 343: Project Risk & Cost Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover the Risk and Cost Management process as defined by the PMBOK® Guide. Topics covered include 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.

BUS 400: Project Management Applications

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

How organizations manage people as a key resource. Topics covered are job analysis, planning, recruiting and selection, discrimination laws, training, compensation, and collective bargaining. 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 and junior standing.

BUS 401: Advanced Project Management Applications II

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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.

BUS 415: Operations Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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.

Students must take 62 credit hours of general elective courses.

*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.

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