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Bachelor of Science in Project Management

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Part Time
Part-Time Degree & Certificate Programs
Off Campus, On Campus, Online

Program Description

An unparalleled degree opportunity

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 skills they need to be leaders in business, industry and government. The BS in project management degree is available in both on-campus and 100% online formats.

You’ll benefit from:

  • A curriculum taught by industry experts and aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • The opportunity to transfer up to 80 credits into this program from prior education and professional experience.
  • Access to all Wentworth resources and support services, including the library, academic advising, career counseling and technical support.


  • Program Objectives

    By pursing a bachelor’s degree in project management from Wentworth, you will:

    • Learn the contemporary theories of management, leadership and teamwork, and gain crucial accounting, computer software systems, marketing, finance and communication skills.
    • Be prepared for leadership career opportunities such as project manager, business analyst, project engineer, operations coordinator and field service engineer.
    • Boost your earning potential. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the 2015 median annual salary for a project manager in the U.S. was $108,000. Furthermore, PMI forecasts that between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created across the globe.
  • Admissions Requirements & Process

    Applicants to the BS in project management program should have a minimum of three years of work experience. Other admissions requirements include:

    • Online application
    • Official high school, GED or college transcripts
    • Current resume
    • Online math placement exam (if necessary)
  • Curriculum Description

    This 128-credit program encompasses the following required courses, electives and capstone project.

    • Leadership and Management. Students are introduced to the structures, functions and responsibilities of organizations, including the roles of managers in the process of organizing human, financial, physical and technical resources to achieve organizational goals.
    • Professional Communications. This course focuses on the development of professional-level written, oral and presentation communication skills.
    • Intro to Project Management. This course provides anoverview of design processes, scheduling, financing, production, marketing and distribution, as well as discussion of organizational structures.
    • Organizational Behavior. Students in this course develop anunderstanding of organizational dynamics in order to develop strategies and actions that foster and sustain high performance.
    • Marketing Management. In this course,students gain a broad appreciation of the fundamentals of marketing analysis, using actual case studies.
    • Business Research Methods. This course provides the skills necessary to make effective use of formal quantitative and qualitative research and analytical processes.
    • Project Planning, Scheduling and Control. This is a holistic approach to project management, including planning, scheduling, organizing and controlling projects, with an emphasis on project management process and tools.
    • Financial Accounting. This is an introduction to the basics of the accounting process, including analyzing financial transactions, trial balances and preparation of financial statements.
    • Financial Management. Topics include financial analysis and planning, working capital management, the time value of money, valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, dividend policy, types of securities, international finance and more.
    • Project Risk Management. This course covers the consequences of bad planning. Students gain insight into building a risk management culture while focusing on project management selection factors and financial return.
    • Managerial Accounting. This coursefocuses on cost accounting information and its use in managerial decision-making. Topics include budgets, cost behavior, profit and expense planning, production and materials planning.
    • Project Evaluation and Performance. This course explores effective and efficient methods for evaluating project performance. The content deals with measurement of project trends and results through information arising out of the management of the project work breakdown structure. The class emphasizes evaluating project performance measurements applicable to both current project results and future projections to project completion.
    • Capstone. Case studies and lectures focus on project management concepts, techniques and practices. Literature reviews and project-specific tools and techniques are used to deliver a group report and presentation.
    • English Composition. This is a review of English basics with emphasis on coherent paragraph and short essay writing, rewriting and editing.
    • Literature and Composition. Students will study literature and the literary themes in short stories, poetry, dramas and novels.
    • MATH. Students will take College Math A, College Math B and Statistics.
    • Electives. Students will take lower- and upper-level humanities and social science courses, a science elective and general education courses.
    • Satellite Locations

      Wentworth's Bachelor of Science in Project Management is also offered at the following satellite locations:

      IBEW 223 Training Center in Taunton

      Starting Fall 2016 - in partnership with the training center of IBEW Local 223 - Wentworth’s College of Professional and Continuing Education will be offering a Bachelor's degree in Project Management at Myles Standish Industrial Park. Other degree programs and certificate programs are in development for the convenience of any student and working professional from the South Shore looking to further their education.

      Bristol Community College

      Wentworth Institute of Technology offers a bachelor’s degree in Project Management and will accept up to 80 BCC credits toward the degree, saving students time and money. Classes are taught by Wentworth faculty at BCC’s Fall River campus Wentworth also offers tuition discounts to BCC students and staff making this an affordable alternative to traveling to Wentworth’s Boston campus.

      Massasoit Community College

      Wentworth Institute of Technology and Massasoit Community College have entered into a partnership through which Wentworth will offer a bachelor’s degree program for Massasoit students, staff and alumni who have completed their associate degrees or enrolled as participants in the program at Massasoit.

      Middlesex Community College

      Middlesex Community College has developed an articulation agreement with Wentworth Institute of Technology. This agreement is designed to ease the transfer process, allowing a student to specifically plan a curriculum that will fit a chosen bachelor's degree program at Wentworth.

      Springfield Technical Community College

      Earn a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College. Our BS in Project Management program is ideal for working professionals as it is delivered in a hybrid format

    Program Curriculum


      • YEAR ONE

        Semester one

        • COMM3100: Professional Communications (3)
        • MGMT3050: Leadership & Management (4)

        Semester two

        • MGMT2300: Organizational Behavior (3)
        • MGMT1010: Intro to Project Management (4)

        Semester three

        • MGMT2200: Business Research Methods (3)
        • MGMT4150: Marketing Management (4)
      • YEAR TWO

        Semester one

        • MGMT3300: Project Planning, Scheduling & Control (4)
        • MGMT2700: Financial Accounting (3)

        Semester two

        • MGMT3500: Financial Management  (4)
        • MGMT2600: Project Risk Management (3)

        Semester three

        • MGMT3250: Managerial Accounting (4)
        • MGMT3750: Project Evaluation & Performance (3)
      • YEAR THREE

        Semester one

        • MGMT 5505: Capstone (6)

        General Education Requirements

        • ENGL1050: English Composition (3)
        • ENGL1550: 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)

      Program Tracking Sheet

      Project Management in the World

      Earnings in 2015:

      Project Managers on average brought home more than 65K per year.

      Top 5 Job Titles for Project Managers:

      • Electrician
      • Foreman
      • Project Coordinator
      • Journeyman Electrician
      • CAD Designer

      At Wentworth, your career search begins from day one. You may not enter Wentworth with a clear idea of what your career goals are, but your education is built around giving you the practical skills and deep knowledge needed to succeed in any professional capacity. Your education and our reputation will open doors for you, but Wentworth goes further than that.