Program Outcomes

Student outcomes are based on the professional best practices of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center (GAC) standards and guidelines, and UAA paradigms. Students who successfully complete this program will:

  1. Demonstrate the capability to successfully manage projects across a broad range of scale, complexity, scope, environments and inherent risks.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to employ the full range of project management tools and techniques to best satisfy industry and agency stakeholder requirements.
  3. Conduct research that significantly contributes to and expands the diverse project management body of knowledge and produces a final project and product that demonstrates academic and project management success.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to plan and execute project management activities across a broad range of industry sectors and organizations, and to employ the appropriate project management tools and techniques across a wide spectrum of project types, technologies and requirements.
  5. Have the skills to determine the needs and balance the interests of project stakeholders in any organizational context and within cross-cultural business environments.
  6. Demonstrate effective project team leadership and team development throughout the project management life cycle.
  7. Effectively apply the principles of scope management, risk management, cost planning and control, quality planning and management, resource allocation and management, time management and project scheduling, and change management in the project environment.
  8. Demonstrate a facility for comprehensive and objective analysis, structured decision-making, process optimization, and problem solving in the project management environment.
  9. Understand and apply the principles of cost-benefit analysis, strategic alignment, project portfolio management and project performance analysis and metrics.
  10. Understand and apply project planning and execution optimization and control in the context of the triple constraint; project scope, schedule, and budget.
  11. Act with integrity and fairness in an ethical manner, understanding and demonstrating adherence to the principles of the Project Management Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (http://www.pmi.org/en/About-Us/Ethics/~/media/PDF/Ethics/ap_pmicodeofethics.ashx).
  12. Demonstrate effective project management communications and problem-solving techniques related to project team management, project status reporting, conflict management and project stakeholder management.

 Program Highlights

  • Began in 2003
  • Over 150 active students located globally
  • Accredited in September 2007 by the PMI® Global Accreditation Center (GAC)
  • One of the first 13 programs around the globe to receive accreditation
  • Over 110 graduates to the MSPM program since accreditation
  • Designed for working-professional students
  • Helps students develop a high-demand skill-set valued in private and public sectors for all fields and industries
  • Project Management program built around the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide's nine knowledge areas, five process groups, and professional responsibility
  • Courses are taught by a strong team of faculty and instructors who bring extensive academic and professional experience to each course
  • Diverse and accomplished student body
  • Highly aligned with industry leaders
  • Customized and Cohort Programs available
  • In-class and global real-time distance course technology
  • On-line, asynchronous course delivery also available
  • Industry sponsored scholarships
  • Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.®)
  • Professional Project Management training courses
  • Strong ties to UAA graduate-level Engineering Management and Science Management programs
  • MSPM graduates hold leadership positions in public and private sectors
  • Student-conducted research opportunities
  • Program-sponsored volunteer and community service activities
  • Masters of Science in Project Management Statistics from the UAA Fact Book 2012