College of Business & Economics
Project management is becoming one of the most important functions within organizations as they implement projects to respond to market and economic demands. The rigorous project management and business analysis (PMBA) concentration addresses the needs of today's globally integrated and technology-driven business environment. Through this program, students gain a versatile and valuable business knowledge and skill set they can apply to innumerable rewarding and lucrative careers.
Students in the PMBA program become not just familiar but proficient in technological tools needed to compete in today’s business environment including state-of-the-art vendor technologies, like Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning modules. Graduates of the PMBA program can further enhance their job prospects by obtaining industry certifications.
Project managers and business analysts are key employees in every industry and in all types of companies around the world. With a degree focused you these key areas, you will have the knowledge and skills suited for these career paths and more.
|Job Position||Description||Project Samples||Median Salary|
|Project Managers||Plan, execute, and oversee the processes and results of any type of business project. Responsible for achieving objectives in a project’s plan.||Developing a new software system
Conducting an audit of a corporation
Launching an advertising campaign
Conducting an Initial Public Offering (IPO)
|Business Analysts||Review, analyze, and evaluate business systems and user needs. Assist with evaluation of business costs and formulates business strategies||Refining business operations
Assessing technology needs
Admission to the business administration major is selective. Students are admitted to the major on a competitive basis after first being admitted to the university. Before being admitted to the business administration major students must first declare a "pre-Business Administration" major and complete the lower-level prerequisites and other requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty adviser each term to evaluate their progress in completing the requirements for admission to the major.