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Program Highlights

BU’s Project Management programs are top level. Here are a few reasons why:

Study at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus or fully online. Courses begin fall, spring, and summer; online courses have 2 starts per term.
MET offers merit scholarships to help finance your degree. No GRE or GMAT required.
15:1 Class Ratio
Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to the support you need to thrive.
Professional Exam Prep
BU offers optional, complimentary Project Management Professional (PMP®) and PMI-ACP® exam preparation courses that are ideal for PMP® certification. The MSPM curriculum also prepares you for success on exams leading to Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) designation.
Active Learning Environment
The programs focus on practical, hands-on education, combining graduate-level theory with the core competencies and skills that underlie the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification—education you can apply on the job.
Extensive Network
Study principles of project management alongside peers with solid business experience, learn from faculty who have valuable business contacts, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections.
Project Management Labs
2 self-paced labs offer access to advanced tools and provide opportunities to hone project management skills and technological proficiency using case studies.
Valuable Resources
Make use of Boston University’s extensive resources, including the Center for Career Development, Educational Resource Center, Fitness & Recreation Center, IT Help Centers, Mugar Memorial Library, and many others.
Engaged, connected faculty
Over the course of your Project Management program, you’ll work with highly qualified faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements in areas such as mega-projects, earned-value analysis, improvisation, risk management, project governance, cost estimation, enterprise architecture, IT projects, and agile project management.
The Boston University reputation
When you have a degree from Boston University, that means something. Named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), BU is one of the top research universities in the United States and Canada. And as a graduate, you’ll be able to take that name with you. Always.
A city unlike any other
There’s a reason we’re called Boston University. Hip neighborhoods, soaring skyscrapers, championship sports teams, and rich history and culture. When you’re at BU, you’re at the heart of it all. And because we’re right in Boston, you’ll have a wealth of opportunities to consider for your field of study or area of special interest.

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Career Outlook

BU MET – For those who want to lead

Earning a master’s degree and/or graduate certificate in Project Management has propelled our graduates to positions far and wide.

Recent graduates have established their careers at:

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • State Street
  • Fidelity
  • Putnam
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Genzyme
  • Biogen
  • Pfizer
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Potential careers

  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • IT Manager
  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Software Developer
  • Construction Manager
  • Management Analysts
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Risk Management


Employment of project management specialists is projected to grow 7% from 2021 to 2031, with demand for project management specialists expected to be strong in computer systems design services.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Median annual wage for project management specialists, May 2021

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

More project management specialists will be needed to manage the growing volume and complexity of information technology (IT) projects required to support expanded telework.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Want more options? Certificate-to-Degree Pathway

We understand the need for affordable, flexible options. To help you meet your career goals at any stage of your career, each of our graduate certificates is designed to be stackable, leading to a Master of Science in Project Management. Here’s how it works:

  • You can earn the Master’s in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in IT Project Management by completing the Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management and the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, plus 2 additional courses: Introduction to Probability and Statistics and either Information Structures with Java or Information Structures with Python.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Project, Program & Portfolio Management shares specific courses with the MS in Project Management and its concentration in Program & Project Portfolio Management. Any classes you take when completing the Certificate will count towards your Master’s.

As always, BU MET is focused on practical, insightful, and adaptable knowledge, so the tools and skills you learn today can be applied on the job now—while remaining relevant, useful, and valuable to your career growth for years to come. 

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