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 tuition includes a pre-paid PMP® exam fee, so that you can earn your PMP® certification along with your MBA degree.
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.)