Respected and Affordable Project Management Degree in North Carolina

Western Carolina University’s fully accredited, online Master of Project Management (MPM) program offers top-quality, graduate-level training for mid-career project managers and other professionals who aspire to advance in their project management careers.

Our MPM program was the first master’s degree of its kind in the United States and the first to be accredited by the Project Management Institute.

Our degree enables you to advance your project management leadership skills through online learning and research. You will receive a proven and collaborate approach to learning that mirrors the demands of a real cross-functional business environment.


Program Highlights

  • Earn your degree in as little as 24 months
  • WCU offers some of the lowest tuition costs in North Carolina
  • Fully online program
  • GMAT/GRE is NOT required
  • First MPM degree to be accredited by the Project Management Institute
  • Our faculty members have doctoral degrees as well as project management certifications

What Can You Do with This Degree?

The Master of Project Management degree is designed to prepare Business Ready® graduates for a successful career across multiple business sectors, government, and not-for-profit institutions.


Depending on your industry, you might seek a job in any of the following roles:

  • Project Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • PMO Director
  • Director of PPM
Top 5 “Best Buy” Among U.S. Graduate Programs in Project Management
Work and Learn Through Virtual Project Teams
Earn Your Degree for Less Than $12,000*
The First Program to be Accredited by PMI

Part of the 6% of universities accredited by AACSB

24 Months

Earn your degree in as little as 24 months.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are the #1 reason students love their graduate experience at WCU.

Part of the 6% of universities accredited by AACSB

24 Months

Earn your degree in as little as 24 months.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are the #1 reason students love their graduate experience at WCU.

*Based on in-state tuition. Program length and cost can vary based on modality, credit hours enrolled, summer term registration, and required/waived fees.

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Real-World Education and Experience

Our program focuses on expanding your critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving skills.

You will emerge personally and professionally empowered to pursue a career as a manager, thought leader, or star employee.

Whether you’re a working professional looking to move up the ranks in your field, or someone who wants an educational advantage, our courses are designed for your individual needs.

What Can Western Carolina University Offer You and Your Future?


Tucked away in the mountains of Western North Carolina, WCU is a close-knit community of faculty and students working together to build a global network. With more than 11,500 students attending Cullowhee, Asheville, and online programs, WCU offers a large network of students and alumni locally and across the country (and around the world!) to leverage for future networking opportunities.

Relationships Matter to Us

WCU College of Business faculty value one-on-one relationships with students, supporting them throughout their graduate experience and continuing to offer mentorship after the graduation caps have been thrown and tassels turned to the other side.

Our professors share deep business wisdom and offer a rich experience to empower students in their careers now and well into the future. We aim to foster lasting relationships with alumni and local businesses to keep our community thriving together.

Why Enroll at WCU College of Business?

Our accredited and devoted faculty are the #1 reason students love their graduate experience at WCU.

Our programs are built around deeply engaged faculty who not only have years of experience as educators but are also leaders in their respective fields, bringing their diverse knowledge directly into each classroom.

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Western Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctorate Degrees.

WCU College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier global accrediting agency for business programs. Less than 6% of business schools have AACSB accreditation for their graduate and undergraduate programs.