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Master of Project Management



The Master of Project Management program is geared for industry and government professionals whose responsibilities require a sophisticated, but practical understanding of how projects and large programs are planned, organized and implemented. The Master of Project Management is an accredited graduate degree and is much sought after by professionals who are building impressive resume credentials.

Program Objectives

The Master of Project Management program provides you with a comprehensive, practical knowledge of the underpinnings of project and program management. While principles and theories are explained, the emphasis is on how to apply them in order to swiftly and efficiently plan, organize and marshal assets so that projects are completed on time, on-budget and result in a high-quality outcome. The Master of Project Management program also concentrates on motivating and directing individuals and teams as well as monitoring their performance and progress according to timetables and performance requirements. Average degree-completion time: 24 months.



A newly accepted student at Patten must enroll in their first class within 90 days of acceptance. A student is subject to dismissal from the University for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress if they do not meet this deadline.

You must earn 36 credits to graduate. Each course is 3 credits. You must take all five general management courses. There are ten Program/Project Management courses, of which you must take seven. That allows you to tailor your project-management coursework according to the scale of projects you’re involved with and also to your professional interest.

You may select either of three required courses: Program Management (Cours 625) or Managing Projects (Course 627), or Mastering IT Project Management (Course 628). Program Management focuses on managing a complex program composed of multiple projects utilizing both functional organizations and product teams. Managing Projects covers the planning and control of a single project. Mastering IT Project Management provides a roadmap for completing IT projects to meet performance specifications. The other required course is Building and Leading Project Teams (Course 671).

Of the six remaining project-management courses, you may elect to take any five to suit your own professional interest.

To graduate you are required either to pass a comprehensive final examination or satisfactorily complete a project approved by the University and your instructor.


Curriculum Path


Each Patten course is organized in a sequential and logical order to make your learning experience optimal. When you begin, you will get a comprehensive study guide, with clear, simple instructions on how to proceed through each of your 12 courses.

We suggest you start by taking Course 602, “Essentials of Management,” followed by Course 627, “Managing Projects,” or Course 625, “Program Management,” or Course 628, “Mastering IT Project Management.” However, the actual path you will take will depend on the advanced standing you received for courses previously completed elsewhere.


Course List

General Management Courses

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources - Course 659

  • Management Accounting and Control - Course 657


       Management Information Systems - Course 695


       Management Economics - Course 663

Program/Project Management Courses

  • Building and Leading Project Teams * - Course 671

  • Contracting and Procurement for Project Managers - Course 632

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