Project Management Minor

Diversify your education with the addition of our 19 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 411 Introduction to Project Management
3 hours. Provides an overview of project management with a focus on the role of effective project management in achieving operational and strategic goals and managing change within an organization. Students will explore how to integrate and manage projects in modern organizations. Students will be introduced to a systemic approach for planning, scheduling & controlling projects; time lines, budgets and quality criteria. Project management software will be used to support the course material. Students will prepare a project plan at the first level of difficulty.
Prequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 404 Organizational Communication.

MPJM 421 Intermediate Project Management
3 hours. Focus on the behavioral and technical aspects of managing projects. The learner will explore various approaches for effectively managing team dynamics, project planning, monitoring and controlling activities.  Students gain insight into project leadership and team management. The goal is to prepare students with the necessary knowledge related to effective project team management as well as project cost, quality, and performance in order to satisfy the business objectives and successfully manage the implementation of a project. Project management software will be used to support the course material. Students will prepare a project plan at the second level of difficulty.
Prequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MPJM 411 Introduction to Project Management.

MPJM 422 Project Management Practicum
1 hour. Guided practicum learning experience designed to support the application of project management tools, processes, and behavioral competencies in the implementation of a real-world project.
Corequisite: MPJM 421 Intermediate Project Management

MPJM 431 Project Quality Management
3 hours. Provides a framework for approaching, evaluating and implementing project quality management in order to obtain optimal project results.  Methods for achieving systemic quality management and quality improvement across all phases of the project life cycle will be explored. Students will be introduced to tools and methods for project quality management and Six Sigma implementation. Students will apply the tools and techniques discussed to an existing project.
Prequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MPJM 421 Intermediate Project Management.

MPJM 440 Advanced Project Management
3 hours. Considers advanced project management topics necessary for implementation of, and excellence in, project management. Best practices in the management of international projects, human resource management, risk management, project leadership, quality, and communications management will be explored and discussed. Students will prepare a project plan at the third level of difficulty.
Prequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MPJM 431 Project Quality Management.

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.

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