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Mission and Learning Goals

MSPM Mission

The mission of the GWSB Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program is to provide a superior, state of the art, graduate educational experience which elevates the knowledge and expertise to a level that enables students to serve as leaders, educators, practitioners, and activists in the Project Management field.

Learning Goals

1. Comprehensive Knowledge of Project Management Core Principles

Provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the principles of Project Management that influence performance at all levels of an organization.

2. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Provide students transferable skills that incorporate a mixture of core concepts with knowledge and understanding in problem-solving, critical and system thinking, communication, and team building.

3. Team Management and Effectiveness

Provide students with a solid theoretical understanding and the ability to apply relevant methods for making complex decisions in business and project management by identifying objectives and alternatives, setting priorities, allocating resources, planning, scheduling, estimating, ensuring quality, managing risk, resolving conflict, and making effective group decisions.

4. Practical Application to Any Management Situation

Provide students with the ability to synthesize Project Management theory and methods to apply them to any domain.


MSPM Information Packet


A comprehensive guide about GW's M.S. in Project Management.



MSPM Information Sessions

MSPM Student Webzone

Attend an information session to learn more about GW MSPM.



MSPM International Student Admissions Guide

MSPM International Student Admissions Guide
A complete admissions guide for all international students.



MSPM Student Webzone

MSPM Student Webzone

The webzone is a one-stop-shop for information for current students.



Dean Doug Guthrie's Blog

Dean Doug Guthrie

Dr. Doug Guthrie, Dean, Professor of International Business and Professor of Management at The George Washington University School of Business is an expert in the fields of economic reform in China, leadership and corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. More