You’re the person in your organization who makes things happen. You’re the superhero of the business world: a project manager.
Project managers are in demand in every industry, and with good reason. With the knowledge and experience you'll gain with your specialization or certificate in project management, you’ll be able to keep complex projects on track from start to finish, making solid decisions and solving problems all along the way.
You’ll learn project planning, scheduling, risk assessment, contract management, negotiation, budgeting, and more. The coursework in this program is aligned with the Project Management Professionals (PMP) certificate exam, and anyone interested in entering the growing field of project management.
This program consists of five lower-division online project management courses for a total of 15 credit hours.
This course provides the student with a high-level overview of project management. Student will cover project management techniques such as project selection, management, organization, planning, conflict, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, control of the project, and termination of the project. Students cannot receive credit for both PJM310 and MGT410.
This course explores, examines the effectiveness, and applies project scheduling techniques and practices. Projects are all unique and face time, resource, and budget con-straints. You will learn approaches to scheduling and control with an emphasis on those skills that are critical to the project manager. Through a web-based immersive simulation, you will have the opportunity to act as the project manager to schedule projects, monitor project progress, identify variances from the project plan, and recommend corrective actions to maintain time and reach the project goals. The simulation gives you a real-world experience managing a project. After completing the course, you will have gained competencies related to several aspects of project management, including project planning, components of project scope, project cost estimation, cost con-trol, schedule control, trade-off decision making, learning curve theory, quality management, controlling scope creep, and communication management.
This course explores project scheduling and monitoring techniques used by successful project managers. Students assume the role of project manager in a 7-week web-based simulation and apply the concepts conveyed in the course to an international software development project. Through this experience, competency is developed in the areas of project planning, scope definition, cost estimation, cost control, schedule control, trade-off decision making, learning curve theory, quality management, controlling scope creep, and communication management.
This course examines the necessity of managing resources on a project to ensure its success. A critical component is obtaining the appropriate resources from external and internal vendors, which is the responsibility of the project manager. Students will learn the process of acquiring external resources through the vendors and the legal requirements associated with contracts. Students will have an opportunity to study the best practices regarding contract management and purchasing within a project management environment.
This course equips future project managers with the skills necessary to identify, analyze, assess, categorize, control, and mitigate project risk. Students learn how risk is being managed across industries, the factors that produce risk, and are presented with the tools necessary to reduce risk as much as possible.
* Organizational Leadership majors will take SOC460 instead of PJM310.