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Project Management Specialization & PMP® Certification

The 1 Year Online MBA’s curriculum earns students a Project Management specialization. The coursework is dual-purpose, and additionally provides Project Management Institute approved preparation for gaining the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.

Our comprehensive curriculum provides students with all the tools needed to prepare themselves for the PMP® certification exam. As a unique feature to our program, we offer students a 1st year membership and PMP exam fee coverage with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

By earning a Project Management specialization from Ashland University MBA Programs, students are given a professional advantage. Benefits of this membership include:

  • Ashland University will pay for the first year of regular membership in the Project Management Institute (PMI), starting after students complete the Project Management specialization course requirements
  • Your PMP® exam fee is paid by Ashland University and is included in the PMI membership
  • PMI Membership also unlocks exclusive networking opportunities with 450,000+ fellow project management professionals worldwide

It’s important to note that there are additional requirements needed, prior to taking the PMP exam, that can be viewed here

Why Include PMP Certification Preparation with our MBA Program?

We believe the common denominator of most business professionals today is project management. Whether you are leading a team of 50, or solely working on a project of your own, the common framework for execution is project management. We want our MBA graduates to succeed in the business world, so we offer project management as the default specialization of our program. By earning your Ashland MBA Online, you will be completing your certification preparation by completing your specialization coursework.

About PMP® Certification

Join more than 750,000 certified project managers around the globe. The PMP® certification is recognized around the globe as the gold standard in project management.

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important & recognized certification for project managers.

PMP certified professionals are leading projects in nearly every country, as the language of project management is truly global. As a PMP, you’ll find job opportunities in practically any industry, and in any location.

The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary than those without a PMP certification.*

Additionally, when at least one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Source: Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

*Source: Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey Ninth Edition


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