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Online Project Management Degree BS in Business Administration Concentration

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Cost per credit $330

Total courses 40

Term length 8 weeks

Program Overview Why get a project management degree online?

Technology keeps advancing. Consumer demands keep growing. The global marketplace gets more competitive every day. That’s the reality of today’s ever-evolving business world, and with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management, you can develop the fundamental skills you'll need to take your career further.

As a Project Management Institute (PMI) registered education provider, Southern New Hampshire University provides the solid foundation you’ll need to thrive as a project manager. In this online project management degree program, you'll learn essential career-ready skills like coordinating schedules, estimating costs, creating budgets, analyzing risk and reporting progress. Plus, you'll leave the program equipped with skills like communication, critical thinking and leadership — all of which are essential to great project management.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Planning, executing and closing projects on time and on budget
  • Application of industry-leading tools and methodologies
  • Setting timelines, estimating costs and creating budgets
  • Allocating resources, analyzing risk and reporting progress
  • Critical thinking and organizational skills
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Courses & Curriculum Online project management courses built for the modern workforce

In an online project management degree program, you'll explore project management methodologies and learn tools and practices for creating and completing organizational projects. You'll also lay a solid foundation of business knowledge.

In addition to the online business degree core, this project management concentration focuses on key areas like inventory control, logistics, management of demand forecasting, production planning, quality control and supply chain management.

And if you finish your bachelor's and want to take your skills even further, you'll have the option to explore graduate programs like SNHU's MBA in Project Management or the MS in Project Management and Operations.

Degree Courses

Online project management courses

The online project management concentration consists of 5 courses. You’ll get to choose between Project Management and Project Management for CAPM® Certification, then complete the 4 remaining classes (Project Contracting and Procurement, Resource Estimating and Scheduling, Integrated Cost and Schedule Control, and Adaptive Project Management).

If you're looking to earn a certification that can help position you for success in the job market, consider taking QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification. This elective course prepares you to take the PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management® exam.

And if you already have your CAPM®, you’re a step ahead. As a PMI registered education provider, Southern New Hampshire University allows you to transfer it in for credit with Credit for Prior Learning.

Courses may include:

Course ID: QSO 349
This course addresses the process of acquiring products, resources, services, or results from outside the project team. How to plan procurement management, conduct procurements, control procurements, and close procurements is covered.
Course ID: QSO 355
Project managers are responsible for keeping projects on time, on budget, and within scope. This course reviews the critical processes of activity definition, resource estimating, and scheduling.
Course ID: QSO 420
This course reviews cost and schedule control techniques that are integrated with project scope as well as overseeing a cost and schedule plan aligned to that scope. The importance of measuring a project's performance using Earned Value Management (EVM) is reviewed.
Course ID: QSO 435
Adaptive project management recognizes the nature of changing business processes and goals and the need for iterative techniques to ensure business results are achieved. Agile frameworks including Scrum are reviewed.

Visit the course catalog to view the full BS in Business Administration - Project Management curriculum.

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Transfer credits and lower your cost by:

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If 30 of your prior learning credits ($330/credit) are accepted toward your bachelor’s degree.

Your remaining tuition cost: $29,700

If 45 of your prior learning credits ($330/credit) are accepted toward your bachelor’s degree.

Your remaining tuition cost: $24,750

If 60 of your prior learning credits ($330/credit) are accepted toward your bachelor’s degree.

Your remaining tuition cost: $19,800

If 75 of your prior learning credits ($330/credit) are accepted toward your bachelor’s degree.

Your remaining tuition cost: $14,850

If 90 of your prior learning credits ($330/credit) are accepted toward your bachelor’s degree.

Your remaining tuition cost: $9,900

How we estimate your tuition cost:

We look at the cost per credit multiplied by the number of credits you need to earn for a bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degrees require 120 credits. SNHU allows you to transfer in up to 90 credits, requiring a minimum of 30 credits to be taken at SNHU. This is only a tuition estimator, and doesn't account for other fees that may be associated with your program of choice.

Career Outlook What can I do with an online project management degree?

With a business administration degree and a concentration in project management, you'll be prepared for a variety of project manager and business roles. In a recent report, the Project Management Institute (PMI) noted that the demand for skilled project managers has skyrocketed as a result of a project-oriented global economy.1

That's why SNHU's online project management degree is designed to help open career opportunities across a wide range of industries, including finance and insurance, healthcare, information services and publishing, and more.


With Southern New Hampshire University's BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management under your belt, you may be qualified to step into an array of roles, including:

Intake, plan and execute projects through defined processes and scope to support businesses running smoothly and efficiently.

Take charge of operational activities at every level of your organization. Manage end-to-end workflows and stakeholders to ensure products and services are produced and delivered effectively.

Understand business objectives, analyze performance and identify areas of improvement. Make informed recommendations and manage the implementation of new processes.


Increase in project management specialist roles through 2032, projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – about twice as fast as the average of all occupations.2


Median annual salary for project management specialists as of May 2023, according to the BLS.

Understanding the numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors—like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

What SNHU students are saying

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Andi Axline '21
Project management seemed like a good choice to study because I could take the knowledge of managing projects to whatever business sector I wanted. The knowledge I gained at SNHU was so well-rounded and relevant to my career aspirations.
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Frequently Asked Questions

While it’s possible to transition to project management from another field, most employers look for an undergraduate degree at a minimum. Earning your project management degree sets you on the right path toward a successful career in this growing field.

SNHU's undergraduate business administration degree equips you with the business acumen to understand how organizations run. The online project management degree concentration exposes you to the methodologies and standard tools and practices for creating and completing organizational projects. It also lays a solid foundation to develop project management skills like production planning, inventory control, logistics, supply chain management and quality control.

In addition to earning a project management degree, gaining professional project management qualifications can help you stand out among a crowded field of applicants. The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification from PMI, for example, tells employers you have a strong background of educational and professional experience.

The CAPM® is a global standard that not only enhances your professional credibility. It improves your effectiveness as a project manager, whether working on or with project teams. Combined with a project manager degree, CAPM® certification can give you the skills you need to succeed as a project manager and help you find work in today’s fastest-growing industries.

A business administration degree with a project management concentration prepares you for a number of entry-level positions, including project coordinator or program manager. These positions are critical roles in professional, scientific and technical services, as well as manufacturing, finance and insurance.

Combined with your project management degree, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification can expand your opportunities and boost your salary.

An online master's in project management coupled with Project Management Professional (PMP)®certification opens the door to an even wider range of career options, including:

  • Inventory manager
  • Operations manager
  • Operations planner
  • Process improvement manager
  • Program manager
  • Project manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Supply chain manager

Several leading industry sectors may offer the best career options. In a recent report from PMI, the following industries show the highest potential for job growth:1

  • Finance and insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Information services and publishing
  • Management and professional services
  • Manufacturing and construction
  • Oil and gas
  • Utilities

Project managers need to be able to think strategically, lead teams of varying sizes and work through the challenges of complex environments.

The most effective project managers have great people skills. They know how to communicate well with every stakeholder from the C-suite to the factory floor, as well as clients and vendors.

They’re organized and efficient. They’re also creative, adaptable and comfortable thinking on their feet.

SNHU’s online project management degree can help you hone a fundamental set of soft skills for any project management role that includes:

  • Communication and critical thinking
  • Leadership and self-motivation
  • Negotiation
  • Organization

In addition to enhancing soft skills, the project management degree will help you develop a strong set of practical skills. You’ll learn how to plan, execute and close projects and gain an understanding of industry-leading tools and methodologies.

In a recent report, the Project Management Institute looked at the project management job market in 11 countries and found that project-oriented jobs would likely skyrocket in the coming years.1

Why is the job market for project managers growing so quickly? The PMI report points to baby boomers. As boomers age out of the job market, vast numbers of seasoned project managers are retiring.1

And there’s another reason – the COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented global event placed a spotlight on the challenges of getting supplies from point A to point B in the face of huge obstacles. The supply chain and efficient project management became crucial during this time. And where they failed, employers identified gaps they’ll need to fill to avoid falling short in the future. Should abrupt shifts in the supply chain occur again, project managers will need to step in to problem solve and help keep it moving.

Those two trends and others are creating project-related job openings in nearly every industry. PMI predicts an especially strong need in sectors such as:1

  • Manufacturing and construction
  • Information services and publishing
  • Finance and insurance
  • Management and professional services
  • Utilities
  • Oil and gas

And for the most part, those positions pay well. In May 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported project management specialists earned a median annual wage of $98,580.2

Absolutely! Besides being in very high demand, project management is versatile and constantly evolving.

Why are project managers in such high demand? Simple – they make things happen. Project managers help organizations in every industry build in process, routine and some level of predictability. They find better ways to do business. They help companies hit both short-term and long-term revenue targets. And they serve a critical role wherever efficient operational function is crucial (and that’s everywhere).

What makes project management a versatile career path? Project managers hone a skill set that applies to work-related scenarios across every industry. It also carries over into everyday life. From planning large social gatherings to running a household, a project management degree helps you sharpen an indispensable set of life skills.

How is the field evolving? The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 843,910 new jobs for project management specialists through 2032.2 In fact, it’s not uncommon to find an organization that starts with one project management team to have multiple teams just a few years later. And it’s little wonder. Companies in every industry rely on project managers to drive large, complex projects over months or even years.

Sources & Citations

1Project Management Institute, on the internet, at:

  • (viewed April 22, 2024)
  • (viewed April 22, 2024)

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at (viewed April 22, 2024).

Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.