M.S. in Project Management

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Masters Project ManagementProgram-Specific Criteria

Project management expertise applies to every industry, allowing you the flexibility to choose your destiny.

After earning a Master of Science in Project Management, you'll be able to generate plans, execute projects, and capture your initiatives' successes in order to increase project efficiencies.

Much of the course work is collaborative – just as it is in the workplace. The program curriculum was developed entirely by certified PMPs®, the recognized global standard for project management knowledge and experience issued by the PMI®. PMI® is the worldwide leader in the development of standards for the evolving profession of Project Management.

For your Graduate Capstone Project, you'll build an e-Portfolio, a platform that demonstrates Project Management mastery by showcasing the skills and abilities developed throughout your educational experience. This degree doesn't just give you an understanding of projects – it gives you the skills needed to lead projects.

The Embry-Riddle Worldwide College of Business Master of Science Degree in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). Degree programs that achieve GAC accreditation must demonstrate and meet the GAC’s rigorous global standards of accreditation, which include an assessment of each program’s objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, onsite and online resources, annual self-evaluation, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management education. GAC accreditation ensures the quality of academic degree programs and their graduates in order to meet the standards of the rapidly growing field of project management.

Prerequisite Knowledge

Subject knowledge for a specific graduate course must be satisfied before enrollment in that course is permitted. Students may enroll in graduate-level courses only if they meet prerequisite knowledge requirements. Graduate-level prerequisite courses taken with ERAU must be completed with a grade of B or better.

Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program are required to meet prerequisite knowledge in the following areas:

  • Written Communication
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Computer Skills*

Dependent upon a student’s background, students may be required to take BUSW 500.

Access provided by ERAU staff at the location of register or on the College of Business – ERAU Website

* The MSPM program relies heavily on use of current PMIS (Project Management Information Systems) software and other common-use software for word processing, presentation, and computation. While the use of some of these PMIS programs will be the subject of learning exercises within the program, the successful student will be expected to show proficient skill in word processing, spreadsheet usage, and presentation graphics.


PMGT 501Fundamentals of Project Management3
PMGT 502Effective Communications for Managing Projects3
PMGT 611Anatomy of Project Organizations3
PMGT 612Leading Projects Across Cultural, Corporate, and International Boundaries3
PMGT 613Assessing and Managing Project Risk3
PMGT 614Planning, Directing, and Controlling Projects3
PMGT 690Project Management Capstone3
Total Credits21


Select one electives/concentration from the following areas: (includes three courses per)
Total Degree Requirements30


Aviation and Aerospace

Select three of the following:9
Aviation/Aerospace Industrial Safety Management
Production and Procurement Management in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry
International Aviation Policy
Management of Research and Development for the Aviation/Aerospace Industry
Integrated Logistics in Aviation Management
Airport Operations and Management
Airline Operations and Management


Select three of the following:9
Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
Management Science
Philosophy, Principles, and Practices in Management of Quality
Social Responsibility, Ethics and Law
Labor Issues in an Industrial Environment
Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Planning and Execution of Strategy
Global Economic Analysis


MSLD 500Leadership Foundations in Research3
MSLD 511Organizational Leadership3
MSLD 633Strategic Leadership3

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Select three of the following:9
Purchasing for Logistics and Supply Chain Managers
Transportation Management
Integrated Logistics Management
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Financial Management

MBAA 517Managerial Accounting for Decision Making3
MBAA 518Managerial Finance3
EMGT 618Introduction to Financial Engineering: Futures and Options3

Systems Engineering

SYSE 530System Requirements Analysis and Modeling3
SYSE 560Introduction to Systems Engineering Management3
SYSE 610System Architecture Design and Modeling3

Information Systems

Select three of the following:9
Business Systems: Managing the IS Enterprise
Data & Information Modeling & Management
Knowledge Management: Quality Management for the IS Enterprise
Information Analytics and Visualization in Decision Making
Systems Analysis and Design
Information Systems Strategic Planning
Information Systems Project Management

Technical Management

Select three of the following:9
Professional Service Marketing
Engineering Economic Analysis
Management Science
Organizational Theory in a Technical Environment

Global Management

Select three of the following:9
International Business Administration
Global Economic Analysis
Global Information and Technology Management
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Human Resources Management

Select three of the following:9
Human Resource Development
Human Resources Management
Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning
Comprehensive Reward Systems

Open Elective (General Management)

Course sequence to be drawn from other ERAU Worldwide Master’s programs and approved by the program chair.9