Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Project Management Minor

Your pathway to online degree completion

Next Session Start Date:

Apply by: 06/11/24

Document Deadline: 06/14/24

Confirmation Deadline: 06/21/24

Start Session: 07/01/24

Program Overview

Discover our 100% online project management degree

Prepare for plentiful career opportunities with this Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Project Management Minor online program. Courses are 100% online and designed to promote critical and creative thinking within your chosen field of project management. You will work closely with your academic advisor and faculty to determine if your work history and previous college experience count toward your UMPI online degree. Completion of this program fulfills your educational requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

Prepare for roles in project management and increase your earning potential with this accredited YourPace online program. This flexible, affordable program can help you qualify for positions that require an understanding of the forces that drive organizations to evolve and operate more effectively. You will learn the foundational skills needed to have an immediate impact on projects, the proper methods for monitoring and controlling risk, and how to utilize Six Sigma methodology to manage operations. Coursework is 100% online and includes the opportunity to apply DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) steps to a real organization in a service-learning project.

What Is Competency-Based Education?

Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.

How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:

  • Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
  • With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

As a graduate of this online project management program, you will be able to:

  • Utilize Microsoft Project software
  • Develop, manage, and lead projects
  • Provide effective project execution, governance, and control processes to ensure projects remain on time, within scope, and on budget
  • Communicate effectively and problem-solve in order to manage risk, minimize cost, control scope, and incorporate valuable insights into the planning and management process of projects

Project management career opportunities include:

  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • IT Project Manager

$1,500* per session

Flat-Rate Tuition

12 months**



Credit Hours

UMPI is ranked among the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with the least debt. – U.S. News & World Report, 2023.

“I have an extensive work and business background. I have wanted to complete my bachelor’s for a while. Now, I am just a semester away.”

-Perry Leavey -UMPI YourPace Online Student


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Learn more about our affordable tuition

Our BLS – Project Management Minor online program offers highly affordable tuition with a flat rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session, with no hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!

*Tuition and fees are subject to change

Tuition breakdown:

$1,500* per session

Flat-Rate Tuition


Dates you need to know

There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin our YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.

TermApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineConfirmation DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineStart DateClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 202/06/2402/09/2402/16/2403/05/2403/07/2403/11/2405/03/248 weeks
Summer 104/02/2404/05/2404/12/2404/30/2405/02/2405/06/2406/28/248 weeks
Summer 206/11/2406/14/2406/21/2406/25/2406/27/2407/01/2408/23/248 weeks
Fall 107/26/2408/02/2408/09/2408/27/2408/29/2409/03/2410/25/248 weeks
Fall 209/20/2409/27/2410/04/2410/22/2410/24/2410/28/2412/20/248 weeks

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Requirements for this online project management program

We’ve made the admission process simple and streamlined so it’s easier for you to get started. Those interested in earning their BLS – Project Management Minor should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.

Admission Requirements:

No Application Fee

Minimum 1.75 GPA

Admissions Requirements and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (e.g., HiSet, GED)
  • Minimum cumulative college of GPA 1.75 from most recently attended institution
    • Submission of all official transcripts:Transcripts are only considered official if they are sent directly to UMPI from the granting institution or their electronic ordering service. Student-submitted transcripts are not accepted.
    • College credits with a cumulative GPA of less than a 1.75 must also submit a resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent). An interview may be required.
  • Students who do not have any college credits must submit the following:
    • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
    • A resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent)

Instructions for international students:

  • Submit Transcripts for Credential Evaluations
    • At UMPI, we require all international applicants to submit a credential evaluation report for high school and university transcripts because we do not do evaluations in-house. (There are a few exceptions; please see below for details.) There is a fee for this process that can range from around $85 to over $275 (if you have transfer credit). This evaluation report will translate your grades into US equivalencies.
    • If you are planning on using another provider, they must be endorsed by NACES or  AICE
    • What evaluation should I order?
      • Course-by-course evaluation: students with college/university work completed outside of the United States.
      • Course-by-course evaluation: students with a high school transcript AND advanced level work; advanced level work could include A-levels, CXC’s, CAPE exams, etc.
      • Document-by-document evaluation: students with only a high school transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency
    • All international students are required to show proof of English language proficiency. There are several ways an international student can do this.

Note: If you are using WES and are from the Caribbean, CXC results need to be sent directly to WES from CXC ( China Credentials Verification (CSSD) evaluations cannot be considered. The length of time an evaluation will take varies so please plan accordingly.

Additional guidelines for international applicants may be found here.

**Student under 20 years of age do not meet the requirements for the YourPace programs. We do offer other programs that may meet your needs. If you would like more information about our traditional programs, please visit You can also reach out to the Admissions Office at or by calling 207.768.9433.

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A look at the online Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Project Management curriculum

To earn your BLS – Project Management Minor, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 18 credit hours of Project Management Minor core courses, and 62 credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to Project Management will present the foundational skills needed to have an immediate impact on projects. Microsoft Project will be used with an emphasis on practical application in the workplace. This course will also provide the skills needed to be an effective member and leader of project teams. Must be taken before BUS 343, BUS 400, BUS 359, BUS 401.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

This course will analyze the forces that drive organizations to change, examine impediments to change, and survey a range of approaches for making organizational change more effective. This course provides practical skills for managing and leading change in your personal life and within any organization.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover the Risk and Cost Management process as defined by the PMBOK. In this course, we will cover defining risk, planning for risks, responding to risks, and the proper methods for risk monitoring and controlling. Other topics covered will include project cost and managing the project budget. Prerequisite: BUS 141.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Service learning opportunity to apply project management skills. Experience work on a project opportunity for a real organization. This course provides students with the opportunity to utilize their communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and project management skills to assist a local organization with an initiative of importance. Prerequisite: BUS 343.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Continued service learning opportunity to apply project management skills. Experience work on a project opportunity for a real organization. This course provides students with the opportunity to implement a project for an organization, while utilizing communication, change management, teamwork, critical thinking, and project management skills. Prerequisite: BUS 400.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Operations management focuses on the use of six sigma methodology in both the manufacturing and service industries. Topics will include introducing students to the DMAIC steps for process improvement, while having the ability to apply those steps through a service learning project with a real organization.

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*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

**Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.