MS in Project and Program Management Overview
Project managers work with teams to create distinct products and services. Successful project managers know how to get the best from their team and their resources to ensure the quality delivery of negotiated scope within defined time and budget limits. Managing projects and programs brings together the hard skills of planning, estimating and budgeting with the soft skills of negotiation, conflict management, influencing and effective communication. Management of Projects and Programs requires an integrated understanding of business functions and challenges at various levels of corporate operation, and involves the interdisciplinary study of management, leadership and technology.
Brandeis University’s Master of Science in Project and Program Management, in the Division of Graduate Professional Studies, prepares students already working in project management for assignments of increasing complexity and responsibility. It also provides a significant advantage to those wishing to advance into the field of project management.
The program curriculum is consistent with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and related standards published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). By integrating PMI standards, yet remaining flexible and not rigidly constrained by PMBOK® boundaries, the program explores a wide range of techniques applicable to project management practices.