The concentration in Project Management provides students grounding in multiple skills including the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling and closing of projects. Also included are the soft skills of communication, leadership, effective team management and applied critical thinking. . The content of courses is integrated with the Project Management Institute, Inc., A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®, Guide). As student’s progress through their courses, they are preparing themselves for the Project Management certification exam. The concentration provides an opportunity for those who wish to build on their MBA degree work by obtaining professional certification of project management skills. There is a significant passing rate for those who take the certification exam. The faculty of the concentration classes are certificated as Project Management Professionals (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).