Project Management Degree - Bachelor of Science
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The Bachelor of Science in Project Management program is designed to provide a quality educational experience that prepares its graduates to manage and lead project teams across a spectrum of business areas. The program blends business and leadership principles with project management strategies and skills, building on competencies gained through an associate's degree or work experience. The program is offered in a cohort format which guides students as project managers and introduces the tools needed to develop and implement project management planning from both strategic and tactical perspectives. The program is aligned with the core processes found in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). All aspects of the planning and decision-making process are analyzed with an emphasis in project management development processes including initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. The curriculum provides a framework for the business functions, values, decision-making abilities, and leadership skills that are needed by successful project managers in any organization.
Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
(Click a course name below to view course details). All courses are 4 credit hours.
PMGT 305 Fundamentals of Project Management
This course provides an introduction to fundamental project management concepts, processes, and knowledge areas and illustrates the guiding principles that drive the development and management of projects. Focus is placed on identifying strategic direction and meeting stakeholder expectations by developing processes and strategies to achieve business goals and objectives. This course emphasizes ethical decision-making and critical thinking in the project environment.
PMGT 310 Business Communications
The course addresses the many aspects of project communications. Topics to be addressed include relationship management, negotiation, influence, and conflict resolution.
PMGT 320 Project Leadership
This course addresses the development of leadership skills to build and sustain high-performing project teams. Emphasis will be on leadership, team building, team problem solving and decision making, empowerment and coaching, and leading change.
PMGT 335 Project Cost
In this course, students will distinguish different tools and techniques for developing and controlling costs within a project while utilizing various estimating techniques and tools. Coverage includes cost estimates, baselines, and controls in terms of validating actions, reporting, cost outcomes, and variances. Through the use of Earned Value, students will be able to interpret the status of a project at any point in the life cycle.
PMGT 400 Project Procurement Management
The focus of the course will be determining what needs to be purchased or acquired in order to meet the project goals, and determining when and how to acquire those items. Topics include vendor selection, contracting and negotiation.
PMGT 410 Project Risk Management
This course will provide an in-depth analysis of risk management methodologies, from both the strategic and tactical aspects. State-of-the-art tools and techniques for identifying, measuring, and monitoring risks in the project management environment are examined.
PMGT 425 Applied Project Management
This course begins the capstone project. Students will work in groups to integrate and apply skills and knowledge acquired in previous courses to an actual business need. For this course and the following two courses, students will work on a project team to develop and present a comprehensive project plan based on a request for proposal (RFP) or a project of their choosing. This course focuses on selecting and defining a project including the development of the project charter, responsibility assignment matrix (RAM), organizational chart, communication plan, and work breakdown structure (WBS). The hands-on, problem-based learning approach in this course allows students to apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills to a real-world scenario and demonstrate effective communication and collaboration.
PMGT 430 Advanced Project Management
This course will cover specific activities that integrate project management principles with their project life cycle, taking them from pre-award to closure. Students will be engaged in the bid process phases, to include major milestones, and capture team concept. In addition, students will investigate and evaluate different methods for measuring project performance, team member selection, project reporting processes, and coordinating projects across the enterprise.
PMGT 440 Project Quality Management
This course will cover the policy, processes, and procedures involved in assuring that projects satisfy the objectives for which they were undertaken. Emphasis is on quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, and process improvement.
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