College of Business and Economics

Project Management (online)

The UW-Whitewater MBA Emphasis in Project Management curriculum was developed by local project management experts and provides skills you can use to enhance your career and improve the productivity of your workplace. Program instructors have professional project management experience, PMP® certification, and demonstrated success in teaching. Individual classes in the curriculum include both theoretical knowledge and real-world skills that are most in demand in today's workplace.

MBA students that would like to earn an emphasis in Project Management must complete three courses (nine credits), which are all offered online. For students interested in a deeper study of the subject, the online Graduate Certificate in Project Management includes five courses (14 credits).

Both the UW-Whitewater MBA emphasis and the graduate certificate in Project Management are based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). As a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider (REP), UW-Whitewater has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. Project Management graduate courses count toward the 35-hour education requirements for earning PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential and the 23 education hours for PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification. For students that already hold PMP certification, our classes count toward the professional development units (PDUs) required to maintain the certification.

Below is a summary of Project Management courses currently offered in the MBA program, with some considerations for current and aspiring professionals. More information on courses by MBA emphasis can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Career Outcomes

UW-Whitewater MBA graduates are surveyed each year. Information for the Project Management emphasis is provided below, including placement rate, highlighted employers, common position titles and salary information. Industry-reported salary information has also been provided.

Placement Rate1


Highlighted Employers2

Bose Corporation, Cameca Instruments, Cargill, Johnson Controls, Polaris Industries, Shopko

Common Titles2

Compliance Specialist, IT Manager, Operations Supervisor, Project Manager, Quality Assurance Analyst

Industry Salary (national average with 1 to 20+ years of experience)3


UW-Whitewater Salary Estimate (6 months or less after graduation)2

Survey data not available

Based on 2016 - 2017 survey data
2 Self-reported data from survey respondents
3 national salary data