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Concentration in Project Management and Process Improvement

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Why Earn an MBA in Project Management and Process Improvement at UHD?

The project management and process improvement concentration is industry-driven and includes methodologies that are globally acknowledged.  Professionals from a variety of industries have come together to define the curriculum and best-practices required for effective management strategies. The project management and process improvement six course series will equip students with the knowledge and skills to enable improved decision making and communication across various disciplines and industries.  These courses include tools and techniques that will allow graduates to collaboratively work to improve the overall effectiveness of an organization and ultimately support increased earning power, better job opportunities, and better job performance. 

Suitable Candidates for the Project Management and Process Improvement Program:

UHD's concentration in Project Management and Process Improvement is geared towards professionals already involved in project management or those seeking a career change into this exciting and diverse field. Graduates will have the necessary knowledge and core competencies required for major project and process implementations. This program provides the foundational knowledge and practical skills that support a global framework for deploying successful strategic initiatives. 

The Topics Covered in the Project Management and Process Improvement courses include:

  • Skills and knowledge to implement a project from initiation to closing including knowledge areas
  • Tools and techniques to develop deliverables for all life cycle phases
  • Risk management
  • Project performance management
  • Project reporting
  • Change management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean Operations


Concentration courses are offered in the evenings, one class every eight weeks, and can be completed over the span of 12 months.  Courses are also available in an online format. The courses include the following:

MBA 6381 Project Management Overview 3
MBA 6382 Project Life Cycle-Initiating, Planning and Executing 3
MBA 6383 Project Life Cycle-Monitoring, Controlling & Closing 3
MBA 6384 Change Management & Leadership 3
MBA 6385 Process Improvement Tools & Techniques 3
MBA 6386 Process Improvement Applications 3
MBA 6102 Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations) 1
Total Hours   19

Please note that for some MBA candidates, leveling courses may be required

MBA 6213 Management of Organizational Behavior 2
MBA 6211 Managerial Decision Making 2
MBA 6203 Managerial Accounting and Budgeting 2
MBA 6208 Marketing Management 2
MBA 6204 Managerial Finance 2
MBA 6205 Management of the Supply Chain 2
MBA 6207 Management of Information Flows 2
MBA 6212 Managerial Economics 2
MBA 6202 Strategic Management 2
MBA 6216 Capstone 2
Total Hours   20

Additional MBA Concentration Options

MBA in Accounting
MBA in Business Intelligence
MBA in Finance
MBA in Human Resources Management
MBA in International Business
MBA in Investment Management
MBA in Leadership
MBA in Sales Management and Business Development 
MBA in Supply Chain Management