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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Project Management Concentration


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Program Overview

Designed to give you a competitive edge in a technologically dynamic global marketplace, our Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Project Management Concentration YourPace online program equips you with the skills and expertise employers seek. We use hands-on training and experiential learning to teach you how to effectively manage projects and lead technology initiatives that transform the business process. This program also helps you fulfill the educational requirements to sit for the PMP exam.

icon $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
icon As few as 18 months* Duration
icon 120 Credit Hours
icon $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
icon As few as 18 months* Duration
icon 120 Credit Hours

This accredited YourPace online program gives you a thorough understanding of how business functions today as you learn to lead the technology initiatives of tomorrow. 100% online coursework covers competencies that help you become proficient in management information systems, business computing, business analytics, financial management, and managerial accounting. You will also learn about the legal and ethical environment of business as well as strategic professional communication. Experiential learning activities provide opportunities to solve real-world problems facing a hypothetical organization.

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  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
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In this YourPace online program, you will learn to:

  • Develop projects from ideation to analysis through execution
  • Provide effective project execution, governance, and control processes to ensure projects remain on time and within scope and budget
  • Be an effective communicator and problem-solver able to organize and maintain a project management lifecycle
  • Manage risks, minimize costs, control scope, and incorporate insights into the planning and management process

Career opportunities include:

  • Project Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Healthcare Project Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Agile Project Manager
  • Project Scheduler
  • Assistant Project Manager

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“If you don’t mind working at your own pace and have the ability to push yourself, you can complete this program in a much shorter amount of time than you ever imagined possible.”

– David Falls, UMPI YourPace Online Graduate

Tuition

Our B.A. in Business Administration – Project Management online program features the same affordable flat tuition rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session, with no hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

Calendar

UMPI offers six opportunities throughout the year to start your B.A. in Business Administration – Project Management online program. Find the start date in the calendar below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline.

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Admissions

Our admission process is simple and streamlined, making it easier for you to begin your B.A. in Business Administration – Project Management YourPace online program. Applicants should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit or work experience.

No Application Fee
No Minimum GPA
Diploma
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  • Submit your free application online
  • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Prior college and/or work experience:
    • If you have 0-11 earned credit hours, you will need to have 3 years of post-high school work experience
    • If you have 12+ earned credit hours, you will need to have 2 years of post-high school work experience

Submit documents electronically to: edocs@maine.edu

Mailing Address:

Application Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Fax: 207-581-5456

Courses

To earn your B.A. in Business Administration – Project Management you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. The program includes general education, business core, project management concentration courses, and electives. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

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Students must complete a minimum of 40 credits hours of general education courses.

BUS 101: Introduction to Business

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is intended to help first year business management students clarify their business education and career goals. Basic concepts of management, marketing, operations, finance, and human resource management will be surveyed. Classroom lectures will be supplemented by field trips to local businesses and lectures by guest speakers.

BUS 150: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Topics include transaction analysis, recording accounting information, and preparation of financial statements. Additional topics include accounting for sales, cost of sales, inventory, and other assets. The emphasis is on communicating financial information to external users. Students use accounting software to establish and maintain an accounting system for a simulated business. Must be taken before BUS 220.

BUS 200: Intermediate Business Computing

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

In-depth exploration of the advanced features of the Microsoft Office suite. Integration of spreadsheet and database information into reports and presentations and querying functions. Students lacking significant experience with Microsoft Office should take BUS 125 before taking BUS 200.

BUS 220: Managerial Accounting

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Accounting for internal decision making, planning, and control purposes. The manufacturing environment is emphasized. Topics include cost behavior and analysis, relevant costs, job order and process cost systems, budgeting, and standard costs. Prerequisite: BUS 325.

BUS 244: Management Information Systems

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide an introduction to computer and telecommunications information systems. Topics covered will include information system concepts, hardware and software systems components, basics of systems operation, and the ethical use of information systems in culturally diverse organizations and societies. This course is designed to accommodate non-business majors who wish to gain a greater understanding of information systems. Prerequisite: BUS 125 or BUS 200.

BUS 325: Financial Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the role of the financial manager in forecasting and planning, coordination and control, dealing with financial markets, and, primarily, major investment and financing decisions. Coverage includes financial statement analysis, the time value of money, valuation of securities, the cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, financial forecasting, and managing and financing current assets. Prerequisite: BUS 220 and BUS 150.

BUS 353: Legal & Ethical Environment of Business

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

An overview of business and society, corporate social responsibility and ethics; focused study of legal topics including the Constitution, contracts, torts and government regulation. Developing analytical skills and professional communication skills are emphasized.

BUS 440: Business Analytics

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the development and delivery of predictive data analysis for strategic decision making in organizations. Students will apply the principles and tools to real-world problems, enabling them to integrate their knowledge of business intelligence in their careers and is essential to their performance and competitive advantage.

BUS 469: Strategic Professional Communication

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Using business knowledge and analytical skills, students develop professional level oral and written communication skills. Experiential learning exercises provide opportunities to develop strategic solutions to situations confronting a hypothetical organization.

ECO 207: Macro & Micro Economics

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Fundamental principles of capitalist macroeconomics including growth and recession, inflation, unemployment, the role of government regulation, economic development, and trade. Micro topics include supply and demand, market structure, and market failure.

MAT 140: Mathematics for Business

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Mathematical analysis for economics, accounting, finance, and management. Graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, mathematics of finance, derivatives and optimization. Equivalent: MAT 131. Prerequisite: MAT 117 or equivalent score on placement test.

PCJ 215: Business Communications

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will master the necessary communication skills to thrive in any business or professional area. They’ll become proficient in everything from phone etiquette, e-mail and memos, to proposals and presentations. They’ll get out of the classroom, partnering with an organization to apply what they’ve learned.

BUS 141: Introduction to Project Management with Microsoft Projects

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to Project Management will present the foundational skills needed to have an immediate impact on projects. Microsoft Project will be used with an emphasis on practical application in the workplace. This course will also provide the skills needed to be an effective member and leader of project teams. Must be taken before BUS 343, BUS 400, BUS 359, BUS 401.

BUS 240: Change Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will analyze the forces that drive organizations to change, examine impediments to change, and survey a range of approaches for making organizational change more effective. This course provides practical skills for managing and leading change in your personal life and within any organization.

BUS 343: Project Risk and Cost Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover the Risk and Cost Management process as defined by the PMBOK. In this course, we will cover defining risk, planning for risks, responding to risks, and the proper methods for risk monitoring and controlling. Other topics covered will include project cost and managing the project budget. Prerequisite: BUS 141.

BUS 345: Database Management Systems

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the database components of an information system. Topics covered include database models, data structures, storage, retrieval, manipulation, and reporting within organizations. Special emphasis will be placed on database applications within the functional areas of business such as human resources, finance, accounting, marketing, and operations. Corequisite: BUS 244.

BUS 359: IT Project Management

No course description available at this time.

BUS 400: Project Management Applications

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Service learning opportunity to apply project management skills. Experience work on a project opportunity for a real organization. This course provides students with the opportunity to utilize their communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and project management skills to assist a local organization with an initiative of importance. Prerequisite: BUS 343.

BUS 415: Operations Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Operations management focuses on the use of six sigma methodology in both the manufacturing and service industries. Topics will include introducing students to the DMAIC steps for process improvement, while having the ability to apply those steps through a service learning project with a real organization.

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BUS 245: Programming for Managers

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Programming structure for modern programming languages used in businesses. The necessary skills of programming design, structures, testing, documentation, implementation, and maintenance are accomplished using PC-based programming tools. Provides MIS students and manager with an understanding of how object-oriented programming can be used to enhance business application.

BUS 401: Advanced Project Management Applications II

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Continued service learning opportunity to apply project management skills. Experience work on a project opportunity for a real organization. This course provides students with the opportunity to implement a project for an organization, while utilizing communication, change management, teamwork, critical thinking, and project management skills. Prerequisite: BUS 400.

Students must take 18 – 21 credit hours of general elective courses.

*Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.

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