Earn your project management degree online at Southern New Hampshire University and gain the knowledge and skills you need to manage and execute projects on time, on budget and within scope. This Bachelor of Science in Operations Management with a concentration in Project Management degree provides students an opportunity to focus on effectively applying the knowledge and techniques needed to execute and manage projects in almost every industry, including manufacturing and services.
If you enjoy the rewards and challenges of managing people and processes, this project management degree online is the right fit for you. You'll learn effective communication skills, creative and analytical problem-solving strategies, and the vital role that project management plays in moving a company forward.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's in operations management at SNHU include:
The project management degree online concentration will prepare you for a career as a project coordinator or program manager in professional, scientific and technical services, as well as manufacturing, finance and insurance. According to a Project Management Institute® report, the number of project management jobs in project-oriented industries in the U.S. will grow by over 31% through 2027.* The same report stated that employers in the U.S. and 10 other countries will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles.*
As part of SNHU's online operations management degree program, you can take QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification course, which will prepare you to take the PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management® exam. SNHU is a registered education provider of PMI, the world's largest project management member association. This designation will help give you a competitive edge in the job market.
Coursework in the project management online concentration covers project contracting, procurement, estimating, scheduling and adaptive project management in various industries. Learn how to effectively lead a project team and quickly adapt to changes in business processes and goals in order to achieve results. In addition, you'll master the ins and outs of acquiring products, resources, services or results from outside the team.
SNHU's bachelor's in project management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
Apply management science techniques to analyze data to inform business decisions that align to strategic organizational objectives.
This course examines continuous improvement tools and techniques used in problem solving supporting sustainable operations. Topics include lean techniques, quality management, TQM, JIT, and product experimental design.
This course focuses on manufacturing and service operations control and the importance of making operations decisions that support the long-term sustainability of organizations while meeting the needs of the customers. Students explore topics such as brand management, closed loop supply chains, competition, environmental management, safety and compliance, and social responsibility.
This course focuses on effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students are exposed to concepts and models important in supply chain planning with emphasis on key tradeoffs and phenomena. The course introduces and utilizes key tactics such as risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing.
This course focuses on contemporary topics in operations management. Examples of topics that will be explored included assessing and managing disruptive change, agile project management, automation, innovation, and technology trends.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the B.S. in Operations Management program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
This program is not currently accredited by ACBSP. It may be ACBSP accredited when it is eligible. Consumer information is available on the College Navigator.