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Project Management

PROJ 5301 (3-3-0) Project Management Foundations

(ENTR 4325)

This course explores the theory and practice of project management. Project management will emphasize planning, cost controls, cross-discipline coordination, scheduling, agile management, and the role of task forces. Students will be introduced to the utilization of Project Management software tools. Graduate students will develop the capacity to exhibit Project Management leadership. The course is consistent with Project Management Institute educational standards.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

PROJ 6302 (3-3-0) Managing Risk

(MANA 6307, SCM 6330)

This course will equip business leaders with the tools to analyze and mitigate potential risks, with a focus on proper identification, assessment, response, mitigation, and monitoring. Special attention will be paid to risk avoidance, risk acceptance, risk reduction, and risk sharing. Additional topics will include ethical behavior and the social implications of risk management.

Requisites: BUAD 5303 Recommended.

Offered:  Fall, Summer, Online.

PROJ 6303 (3-3-0) Project Approaches and Strategy

Sometimes the customer does not know what they need/want until they see an early iteration and can provide feedback. Because of this, work is usually done incrementally. It is critical to build flexibility, agility, into the model in order to maximize success. Designed for project managers who want to get better practical results with adaptive approaches to projects. Topics include structures, start to execute plan, critical monitoring, and changing and modifying projects. Essential approaches to post-mortem and lessons learned documentation, communication plans, portfolio and program management/financials are learned. Students will be most successful having a foundational understanding of tools and processes learned in PROJ 5301 and 6302. Competency-based, practitioner approach to project management.

Requisites: PROJ 5301.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

PROJ 6304 (3-3-0) Planning and Managing Resources Capstone

Participants complete a comprehensive project plan including maturity models, enterprise project management, and all phases of the project management process life cycle. Applying real deliverables to ongoing business/industries learned within the project management specialty studied. Competency-based, practitioner approach to project management.

Requisites: PROJ 5301, 6302, and 6303.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.