Project Management Minor

Diversify your education with the addition of our 16 credit project management minor.

Specifically designed to guide students in becoming effective project managers, equipped with the technical skills and behavioral competencies necessary to deliver successful projects in today’s fast-paced business environment.  These additional classes are invaluable as the curriculum is based upon both the International Project Management Association (IPMA) and Project Management Institute (PMI) standards.

Students completing a minor would complete the following classes along with those in their selected major:

MPJM 418 Introduction to Project Management
4 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.

MPJM 424 Project Quality Management
4 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.

MPJM 43 8 Intermediate Project Management
4 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.  

MPJM 444 Advanced Project Management
4 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.

In addition, students minoring in project management are eligible to take electives to gain field experience in project management and/or assist in preparing for the: IPMA Student Certification in Project Management, PMI CAPM or PMP certification examinations.

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.