Earning Your Business Degree in Project Management

Earning Your Business Degree in Project Management

Want to work in a rewarding and in-demand field? Successful projects are run by leaders who understand how to manage deadlines, stick to budgets and mitigate risk. A BS degree with a specialization in Project Management readies you with the skills to thrive as a project manager, supported by a solid foundation of business fundamentals.
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Business: Project Management Specialization

Before applying to Regis, ask yourself the following questions:

Why should I pursue a BS in Business with a specialization in Project Management?

The Project Management Institute (PMI) estimates that there will be 6.2 million jobs in project management by 2020, an increase of over 12 percent from 2010. Job growth will be driven by “project-intensive industries” in areas like manufacturing, business services, finance & insurance, oil & gas, information services, construction, utilities, and most notably, healthcare – which, alone, is expected to increase project management roles by 30 percent.

Pursing a BS in Business with a specialization in Project Management prepares you for a career in a growing, dynamic field that crosses many industries.

Is a bachelor’s degree in business with a specialization in project management for me?

Project managers create value for businesses, bringing products and services to market while balancing resources and budgets. A well-trained project manager with the right mix of communication abilities, decision-making skills and ethical business acumen can mean all the difference to a project’s success or failure.

Do you have an eye for detail? A passion to collaborate and bring teams together, working toward a common goal? Can you make quick decisions and justify your reasoning? If so, then you may have the mindset for a future career as a project manager.

What will I learn in Regis’ project management program?

Regis students learn about the project management development processes, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project. Our business program with a specialization in project management provides a framework for the business functions, values, ethical decision-making abilities, and leadership skills that successful project managers need in an increasingly complex and global business environment.

Our project management curriculum is aligned with the core processes found in the Project Management Body of Knowledge® Guide (PMBOK® Guide) and outcomes are consistent with those delineated by the PMI Global Accreditation Committee.

Project Management majors have the opportunity to work toward a bachelor’s degree with a specialization in project management in tandem with one of the School of Management's graduate degree programs. Learn how you can complete both college degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

What class formats are available?

Bachelor’s courses in project management are held online and on campus. Courses are offered in five and eight-week formats to help working adults accommodate school, without putting careers on hold.

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Career Opportunities

What careers can I get with a bachelor’s degree in business with a specialization in project management?

A BS degree in Business with a specialization in Project Management prepares you for project manager roles in nearly any industry. Backed by a strong foundation in business, you’ll be able to seek positions in the public sector, nonprofits, the government, and in the private sector – from international corporations to small and mid-sized businesses.

Career support from Regis

Career Services at Regis provides you with the resources, training and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic major, explore and find a new career path, or create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Career Services page.

What salary can I get with a degree in project management?

Salaries in project management roles vary based on title and the number of years of experience. According to an Industry Growth Forecast published by PMI, the average salary of a project management professional was $98,082 in 2010, compared to $53,840 for a non-project-oriented employee. More so, high demand for project management professionals drove faster-than-average salary growth at $1,000 more per year as compared to non-project-oriented employees, from 2004 to 2010.

Program Requirements

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
  • (College-level algebra or higher)
  • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
Foundational Courses (30 credit hours)
AC 320A Principles of Accounting I
AC 320B Principles of Accounting II
BA 300 Business Systems in a Sustainable Society
MKT 325 Marketing Principles
BA/EC 335 Global Business Issues
BA 366 Management Essentials
BA 381 Legal Environment of Business
EC 320 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics
MT 270 Introduction to Statistics

Upper Division Major Requirements (33 credit hours)

FIN 400 Business Finance
BA 454 Organizational Behavior
BA 458 Project Management
BA 465 Strategic Management
BA 479/CIS 480 Managing Technology for Business Strategies
BA 493A Business Research
BA 493B Senior Capstone
BA 495E Ethical Decision Making in Business
Project Management Requirements 
BA 411 Conflict Management
BA 457 Process Mapping and Improvement
BA 459 Business Systems: Analysis and Innovations

Optional Minor

0-12 credit hours

General Electives (8-20credit hours)

If a minor is completed: 8 credit hours 
If a minor is not completed: 20 credit hours 

Double Specialization
Students are permitted to earn a double specialization by completing the upper division Business major courses and a minimum of 9 upper division credit hours in 2 of the Business specializations (a minimum of 18 semester hours) Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Project Management or Public Administration.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your enrollment counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

Applicants seeking a bachelor's degree in Business and Project Management from the College for Professional Studies must possess:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Evidence of work experience

Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form online
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Complete the undergraduate non-degree online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50
Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

2016-2017 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2016

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $14,250 - $57,000 30 - 120 $475 $50
Online $14,250 - $57,000
30 - 120 $475 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.