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Vista College Online Campus is not accepting enrollments in the Project Management Bachelor of Science program at this time.

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Project management is an increasingly specialized, in-demand competency. It is different from other types of management in that it involves overseeing a project with a fixed objective and finite timeframe. Meeting these goals is a critical priority — doing so effectively requires a combination of technical, interpersonal, and business skills.

Our Bachelor of Science in Project Management program aims to develop well-rounded professionals capable of meeting the challenges of a changing workforce. The program is delivered entirely online and can be completed in 200 weeks.* It consists of 1,950 total clock hours of training in both specific topics like budgeting and procurement, as well as general knowledge courses such as English composition, U.S. history, and communications.

*Successful, Full-time enrollment is required to achieve stated completion dates.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date
November 15

Course Length: 48 Months *
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Lab Hours:
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Campus: Online
* Based on successful, full time enrollment
Graduates of the online Project Management BS program possess the training and qualifications necessary to compete for entry-level project management jobs in IT, manufacturing, construction, and other fields.

Project management is a broad term — a manager’s role can vary according to the scope of the project and the nature of the organization. Effective project managers will possess a set of transferable skills that includes attention to detail, problem-solving, and an ability to see the big picture to ensure a project stays on track. Depending on the nature of the project, a thorough understanding of accounting and budgeting, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, supply chain management, and other issues may also be required, such as:

  • Overseeing every phase of a project from start to finish
  • Defining a project’s objectives and measuring and monitoring its results
  • Establishing budgets and timelines for delivery and ensuring they are met
  • Maintaining communication and transparency between partners, participants, and other stakeholders
Course Title Credits
Computerized Accounting 4.5
Introduction to Project Management 4.5
Principles of Management 4.5
Production and Operations Management 4.5
Project Scope and Risk Management * 4.5
Principles of Business Finance 4.5
Information and Project Management * 4.5
Strategic Management * 4.5
Procurement and Contract Management * 45
Business Negotiation * 4.5
Quantitative Analysis * 4.5
Project Management * 4.5
Leadership 4.5
Introduction to Business 4.5
Business Law 4.5
Business Organizations 4.5
Entrepreneurship 4.5
Business Ethics 4.5
Business Report Writing 4.5
Macroeconomics 4.5
Microeconomics 4.5
Organizational Behavior 4.5
Global Business 4.5
Statistics 4.5
Market Research and Strategies 4.5
Business Word Processing 4.5
Spreadsheets 4.5
Professional Strategies 4.5
Business Correspondence and Communication 4.5
Career Strategies 4.5
Communications 4.5
Computer Science 4.5
English Composition I 4.5
English Composition II * 4.5
Political Science 4.5
US History 4.5
Contemporary Mathematics 4.5
General Psychology 4.5
Sociology 4.5
Speech Communications 4.5

Computerized Accounting


This course focuses on the relationship between accounting and information technology. Emphasis is placed on how application software is used to perform accounting tasks, maintain records, prepare reports, analyze reports for a business entity, complete projects, and apply the components of general ledger accounts.

4.5 credits
15 theory hours
65 lab hours

Introduction to Project Management


This course focuses on methods for planning and controlling projects. Emphasis is placed onproject management concepts and models, critical path analysis, time/cost benefit analysis, and resource utilization.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Principles of Management


This course focuses on the concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues relevant to the field of management. Emphasis is placed on various theories, processes, and functions of management as well as on the integration of behavioral and systematic approaches into the traditional analysis of business. Additional topics include decision making, planning strategies, and leadership skills.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Production and Operations Management


This course focuses on the fundamental of techniques used in the practice of production and operations management. Emphasis includes location, design, and resource allocation.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Project Scope and Risk Management


This course focuses on the identification, analysis, and mitigation of threats to project management elements. Emphasis is placed on the process of deciding what project to do, defining the plan for the desired outcomes, and developing a process for controlling changes to the project.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Principles of Business Finance


This course focuses on the financial dynamics of a business. Topics include the study of promotional distribution and pricing techniques, product management, various financial statements and their organizational purposes, business trends, and events that may change the future of business.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Information and Project Management


This course focuses on critical path methods for planning and controlling projects. Emphasis is placed on time/cost tradeoffs, resource utilization, task determination, time management, scheduling, management status reports, budget management, customer service, professional attitude, and project supervision.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Strategic Management


This course focuses on the strategic management process, including analysis of how organizations develop and implement a strategy for achieving organizational objectives in a changing environment. Emphasis is placed on the processes involved in managementstrategy development and how to develop an organizational strategic management plan.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Procurement and Contract Management


This course focuses on the specific concepts and the skills related to the processes by which a firm or an organization contracts to purchase or sell goods and services. Emphasis is placed on identifying principles, current issues, and topics in purchasing, procurement/acquisitions, and contracts management.

45 credits

Business Negotiation


This course focuses on the theory and the techniques of negotiation, including analysis of the negotiation process from various perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the preparatory activities and the stages of negotiation, including reaching and implementing an agreement.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Quantitative Analysis


This course focuses on decision-making processes in organizations using current quantitative decision-making models. Emphasis is placed on defining quantitative analysis, describing quantitative approaches to managerial problem solving, and describing the interdisciplinary aspects of managerial decision making.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Project Management


n this course, students examine the essential aspects of project management. Emphasis is placed on modern practices in project management, project planning, project communication, project monitoring, project budgeting, project scheduling, project termination, continuous improvement, and project management information systems.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of leadership. The course begins with an analysis of leadership and interaction, contingency theories, leadership qualities, leadership abilities, and developing leadership. Ethics and values, leadership behavior, and leadership styles also are explored. This foundation is used to examine management in terms of productivity, understanding people, and group and team dynamics. Other topics include change in leadership and its effects.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Introduction to Business


This course focuses on the fundamentals of business in an increasingly global society and serves as an introduction to business terminology, business concepts, business environments, business systems, business strategies, and current business issues. Topics include the business environment, business ethics and law, entrepreneurship, global business, management, and marketing.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Law


This course focuses on the legal system as it relates to business. Emphasis is placed on the study of the uniform commercial code, contracts for the sale of goods, commercial paper, personal property, bailments, real property, wills, trusts, insurance, agency law, partnerships, corporations, and computerized legal research.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Organizations


This course focuses on the law of agency, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and other emerging business entities.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on starting, operating, and growing a small business including essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, accounting, financial needs, staffing, marketing strategies, and legal issues.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Ethics


This course focuses on ethical issues, the development of a moral frame of reference, and the need for an awareness of social responsibility in management practices and business activities. Emphasis is on ethical corporate responsibility.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Report Writing


This course focuses on writing technical reports and correspondence in business. Emphasis is placed on practical strategies for developing a clear writing style, organizing ideas, choosing effective words, and composing concise paragraphs that make writing clear and persuasive.

4.5 credits
25 theory hours
40 lab hours



This course focuses on the relationship among major economic aggregates such as households, firms, and the government. Emphasis is placed on gross domestic product, national income, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, the business cycle, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and international trade.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on microeconomic concepts and analysis, supply and demand analysis, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, and welfare economics.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Organizational Behavior


This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations within today’s dynamic work environment. Specific topics include the determinants of individual behavior and task performance, motivation theories, and performance management. Aspects of working with teams are covered, including conflict negotiation and organizational politics, culture, structure, and design. Additional topics include changing management and leadership.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Global Business


This course focuses on the global environment, business practices, and theory. Emphasis is placed on foreign business cultures and importing and exporting products.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on the principles of statistics, skill development in computation, and calculation of data. Emphasis is on statistical reports, formulating statistics for administrative reporting needs and requirements of government regulatory agencies, how to analyze statistics, data validity and reliability and how to assess methods of collecting data with appropriate methods of data display.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Market Research and Strategies


This course focuses on analyzing marketing studies using data-driven and decision-making processes. Emphasis is placed on employing the problem-solving process, utilizing marketing research techniques to implement competitive marketing decision, and interpreting marketing research data to meet customer demands.

4.5 credits
25 theory hours
40 lab hours

Business Word Processing


This course focuses on developing skills in utilization of word processing software. Emphasis is placed on skill and accuracy of the applications.

4.5 credits
15 theory hours
65 lab hours



This course focuses on skill development in concepts, procedures, and application of spreadsheets. Emphasis is on spreadsheet terminology and concepts, calculating data using formulas and functions, creating and modifying workbooks, inserting graphics, generating charts and reports, and how to create and use special functions.

4.5 credits
15 theory hours
60 lab hours

Professional Strategies


This course focuses on the skills required to be successful in college and in your career. Emphasis is on time management, goal setting, and research techniques.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Correspondence and Communication


This course focuses on the development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications. Emphasis is on creating effective business documents, evaluating business documents, and applying ethical communication practices.

4.5 credits
35 theory hours
20 lab hours

Career Strategies


This course is designed to study the personal and professional characteristics necessary for obtaining and maintaining suitable employment. The student will assemble a complete job seeking portfolio including resume and references, letters of application and appreciation, documentation of work and educational history, and demonstration of skills through examples of student work. Emphasis is on writing effective resumes, sources of job leads, techniques for successful interviewing, and the follow-up process in the career search.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on the history, the principles, and the techniques of interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication. Emphasis is placed on written, verbal, and visual formats.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Computer Science


This course focuses on various information and communication technologies. Emphasis is placed on how information systems are used to solve problems.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

English Composition I


This course focuses on developing written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

English Composition II


This course builds on the writing skills learned in English Composition I. In addition to reviewing the writing process, students are introduced to research techniques, citation techniques, documentation formats, and critical analysis of written topics.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Political Science


This course covers the discipline of political science focusing on the scope and methods of the field, and the substantive topics in the discipline including the theoretical foundations of politics, political interaction, political institutions and how political systems function.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

US History


This course covers the history of the United States from first discovery and settlement through the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War. It examines the social, the political, the religious, and the economic events and influences that shaped the nation and its people.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Contemporary Mathematics


This course focuses on the treatments of sets, logic, number systems, number theory, relations, functions, probability and statistics.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

General Psychology


This course focuses on human behavior. Emphasis is placed on biological foundations, the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning/memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course provides a broad overview of sociology and how it applies to everyday life. Major theoretical perspectives and concepts are presented, including sociological imagination, culture, deviance, inequality, social change, and social structure. Students also explore the influence of social class and social institutions such as religion, education, healthcare, government, economy, and environment. The family as a social structure is also examined.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Speech Communications


This course focuses on human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

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