Faculty Insight

"Students who complete a degree or certificate program from Wentworth are putting themselves in a great position to competitively enter the job market and enhance their career."

Ilyas Bhatti, CPCE faculty member

Bachelor of Science in

Project Management

Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Science in project management provides working professionals with the opportunity to advance their careers in a fast-growing and highly rewarding occupation that cuts across the private, non-profit, and government sectors. One of the few bachelor’s degrees in project management in the U.S., Wentworth’s program was developed in collaboration with industry experts to give students the desired skills they need to be leaders in an increasingly complex workforce.

Never has there been a better time to become a project manager.  According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the 2011 median annual salary for a project manager in the U.S. was $105,000, with 71% reporting a pay increase from the previous year. PMI membership has also grown from about 43,000 members in 1999 to roughly 700,000 in 2012, pointing to strong occupational growth.  Furthermore, PMI forecasts that between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created across the globe.

Project managers at work in the office

Wentworth’s program provides students with a curriculum, aligned with the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), that focuses on the skills most pertinent to project managers, including planning, risk management, project evaluation, and cost/schedule control. Students also build a well-rounded knowledge of the core principles of business through coursework in: management, leadership, marketing, finance, professional communications, and accounting.

The project management program format is designed for adult learners, with both online and on-campus delivery options. Core courses are offered in a condensed seven week format. The design of the program allows adult learners to pursue their education while still being able to work full-time and meet their personal obligations.

Wentworth allows students to transfer up to 80 credits into this program from prior educational and professional experiences.

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Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission should

  • Be 22 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience

Curriculum Requirements

YEAR ONE

Semester one

  • COMM310: Professional Communications (3)
  • MGMT415: Leadership & Management (4)

Semester two

  • MGMT305: Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MGMT115: Intro to Project Management (4)

Semester three

  • MGMT307: Business Research Methods (3)
  • MGMT560: Marketing Management (4)

YEAR TWO

Semester one

  • MGMT455: Project Planning, Scheduling & Control (4)
  • MGMT390: Financial Accounting (3)

Semester two

  • MGMT450: Financial Management  (4)
  • MGMT330: Project Risk Management (3)

Semester three

  • MGMT435: Managerial Accounting (4)
  • MGMT470: Project Evaluation & Performance (3)

YEAR 3

Semester one

  • MGMT 655: Capstone (6)

General Education Requirements

  • ENGL105: English Composition (3)
  • ENGL116: Literature & Composition (3)
  • MATH/SCIENCE (to include Statistics) (13)
  • ELECTIVE: Lower Level Humanities (3)
  • ELECTIVE: Upper Level Humanities (3)
  • ELECTIVE: Lower Level Social Science (3)
  • ELECTIVE: Upper Level Social Science (6)
  • ELECTIVE: General Education Elective (8)
  • General Electives (38)
Degree Total: 128

Wentworth Institute of Technology is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Project Management degree holds programmatic accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).  More information can be found in the 2012-2013 annual reports to the IACBE.

Intended Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles in business and project management.
  • Students will apply quantitative tools in decision-making.
  • Students will apply ethical principles to their leadership decisions.
  • Students will exercise skills in analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving in the field of project management.
  • Students will demonstrate effective professional communication skills.
  • Students will integrate learning to address real world problems in project management.

Student outcomes are measured using a number of assessments. More information can be found in the 2012-2013 annual reports to the International Assemply for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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