A project manager is a manager in charge of administering a project. Project Management responsibilities include creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the triple constraint for projects: cost, time, and scope.

PM uses cross-functional teams to assist in the process of planning, organizing, securing, leading, delegating, and controlling of resources to achieve specific goals for a finite objective. A project manager is often also a client representative and has to determine and implement the exact needs of a client, based on knowledge of the firm they are representing.

Who's The Program For?

People working full-time in engineering, technical, science, business and construction fields. The Project Management Master's programs (M.S. and M.E.) at the KU Edwards Campus will help existing project managers (or those who desire to become a project manager), business analysts, engineers, or business leaders learn what's necessary to successfully manage highly complex projects. Students of the program will learn the tools necessary to ensure that key issues of cost, time, quality, and client satisfaction are met. While offered through the School of Engineering, we have a project management degree program for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, whether engineering-related or not. Our programs will strengthen your knowledge base, polish your professionalism, and broaden your network. If you travel frequently for work, accommodations may be made with the permission of the course instructor.

3 Reasons to Choose the Master’s in Project Management at KU

  1. Learn it today and use it tomorrow! Impress your peers with the knowledge you gain from every PMGT class and lecture. Faculty who have been in the Industry for over 20 years that teach you theory, application and innovation in the field of Project Management.
  2. KU is One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities. The only KC metro university to hold this prestige.
  3. The Master’s in Project Management degree is a KU degree, which has recognition worldwide! Stand out among your peers with a KU degree!

KU Edwards Campus

All Project Management courses take place at the KU Edwards Campus located near I-435 on Quivira Road in Overland Park, Ka. The Project Managment offices and classrooms are located in the new Business, Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Building. The 75,000-square-foot, $23 million BEST Building will bring large growth to campus and many new opportunities to the community.

The Edwards Campus has been offering graduate and professional programs to working adults since 1975 and has evolved into a metropolitan workforce development school, priding itself with putting the needs of students first. Students have access to the campus' modern library and computer lab facilities as well as staff support with research and technology. The KU Writing Center also offers onsite and online writing consulting services for Edwards Campus students.


  • Regents Center Library
  • Computer labs
  • Free and convenient parking
  • Student union with bookstore and coffee shop
  • Student Success Center

JCERT & KU Edwards Campus

KU Edwards Campus’ BEST Building is funded by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle. The Triangle is an exciting and unique partnership between Johnson County, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. Its goal is to create economic stimulus and a higher quality of life through new facilities for research and additional degree opportunities.

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