Project Management MBA

In today’s fast-changing business environment, projects are being used more frequently to plan and implement the changes needed by organizations.   Project management is the discipline of defining objectives, developing plans, marshaling the necessary resources, and accomplishing tasks on schedule and within budget.  Project managers are professional change agents who assume responsibility in a wide range of industries and organizations.  Students interested in learning more should click here.  To apply, visit

The Project Management MBA is a 15 course, 45 credit hour degree program which leads to a Masters in Business Administration degree and a certificate in Project Management.  The five-course sequence in Project Management also helps prepare students to sit for professional project management certification examinations offered by the Project Management Institute.

Brenau also offers the option to students who already hold a graduate degree to earn the Project Management Certificate by completing the 5 required courses in the PM concentration curriculum.


Preparatory Courses

To enhance their success in the program, students are required to take BA 500 MBA Foundations (3 hours) and BA507 Introduction to Business Communications (3 hours).  These courses must be completed before starting the other MBA coursework.


The core curriculum is taught online or at one of our 5 campuses.  There are 8 courses in the MBA core curriculum (24 hours):

BA 642 Cross-Cultural  Business Challenges
BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA 787 Global Economics
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA  723 Financial Management
MK 715  Marketing Management
BA  799  Strategic Management & Policy


PM concentration courses are taught online or at our Gainesville and Kings Bay campuses.  Students take five courses to complete the concentration (15 hours):

PM 620 Introduction to Project Management
MG 740 Contract Management & Ethics
PM 730 Leadership of Project Teams
PM 740 Project Planning & Control Techniques
PM 750 Strategic Issues – The PMO 

Program Director

Marc Cool is working toward a PhD from Lancaster University in Management and Leadership. Professor Cool has lead private and public sector projects in the areas of environmental remediation, secondary education, and higher education for over 17 years. He can be reached at 770-538-4717 or via email at

PM Program Accreditation                        

Brenau University is certified as a Registered Education Provider© of the Project Management Institute®, the world’s leading membership association for the project management profession. As a R.E.P.©, Brenau is an organization that is approved to offer training in project management and issue professional development units (PDUs). To earn the R.E.P.© designation, a provider must meet or exceed rigorous standards for quality and effectiveness as defined by PMI®.

Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Brenau University. To apply for admission, please complete the following steps:

1.  Fill out the online application or download a form and mail or fax it to the Office of Admissions.  The application is available at

2.  Request Official Transcripts from all previous institutions and have them sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

3.  Forward your resume to Office of Graduate Admissions at

Admissions decisions are typically made within 2 weeks of receiving a completed file.

Financial Aid Procedures

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Please note:  Financial aid cannot be awarded to students who have not been officially admitted to the university.

Information Sessions

The Office of Graduate Admissions together with other University offices would like to offer you an opportunity to visit campus and talk with us about your academic and professional goals.  We want to make sure you understand how Brenau University can assist you in living an Extraordinary Life.  These sessions are held once a semester at the campus near you.  Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further details.


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