Project Management Minor
Diversify your education with the addition of our 13 credit project management minor.
Specifically focusing on the professional skills necessary for the Project Management industry, these additional classes are invaluable as the curriclum is based on Project Management Institute standards.
Students completing a minor would complete the following classes along with those in their selected major:
MPJM 410 Business Fundamentals for Project Managers
3 semester credits. This course puts the work of project management into context by providing practical information useful to project managers from all disciplines. The project management methodologies used in the program are consistent with the framework published by the internationally recognized Project Management Institute (PMI).
MPJM 414 Project Definition and Planning
3 semester credits. This course focuses on designing, planning and scheduling in project management. This course provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained by working with a team to manage a simulated project.
MPJM 420 Methodologies Evaluation
1 semester credit. This course utilizes an interactive research and evaluation approach to give students a broad perspective of project management methodologies and their comparative benefits and disadvantages, while further honing skills required by all project managers. By completing this course, students will be better equipped to position project management in their organizations.
MPJM 433 Project Implementation and Evaluation
3 semester credits. This course focuses on the implementation and closeout phases of a project. The course provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained by working with a team to manage simulated projects.
MPJM 445 Project Management: Synthesis
3 semester credits. Students will evaluate how project management can enhance an organization's ability to implement organizational strategy through successful, consistent, and predictable practices. In addition, the class will pursue a detailed synthesis of lessons learned in the previous classes so that students will be well-grounded in project management principles and the associated leadership skills and practices.
MGOL 403 Organizational Theory (not needed if enrolled in another management major)
3 semester credits. This course provides an overview of the fields of organizational and management theory. It gives the student an understanding of the roles of management in fulfilling the mission and goals of the organization. Students are expected to apply management theory as they make decisions to solve organizational problems.
MGOL 410 Financial Decision Making (not needed if enrolled in another management major)
3 semester credits. Topics covered will enable students to analyze and interpret both historical and estimated data used by management to conduct daily operations, plan future operations and develop overall business strategies.
Interested in completing a minor along with your major? Your enrollment counselor can assist you in creating a tailor-made degree plan to incorporate this professionally-valuable coursework.