Project Management (MPJM) Courses

Project Management

MPJM 416 Applied Project Management 1
1 hour. Required for Project Management Majors. Practicum component for PM including project scheduling & diagramming software. Over the span of the four Applied Project Management courses, Students will prepare, deliver and analyze a complete project in a real world setting. Recommended to be taken during the first semester in the cohort with MPJM 418 Introduction to Project Management. May be taken later if desired / available.

MPJM 417 Project Leadership & Communication 
4 hours. Required for Project Management Majors. Explores the issues managers face when attempting to get work accomplished through other individuals or teams within an organization. The relationship between individuals, organizations and the larger social context is studied. Students will review management techniques, effective communication methods and negotiation skills as they pertain to the different aspects of managing individuals or teams. Students will study how successful managers have developed the ability to understand the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. Students will also learn how to realistically assess their strengths and weaknesses and create a plan for improvement.

MPJM 418 Introduction to Project Management
4 hours. Required for Project Management and Minors. 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 423 Operations & Process Management
4 hours. Required for Project Management Majors. Focuses on the concepts and application of operations management, and process management within a context of ethical decision-making. Students will be exposed to the operational aspects of the management process including process improvement and optimizing operational efficiency. Students will also explore value dilemmas encountered in management. Emphasis will be placed on the need to include ethical values and cultural humility in the  management process.

MPJM 424 Intermediate Project Management
4 hours. Required for Project Management and Minors. 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 426 Applied Project Management 2
1 hour. Required for Project Management Majors. 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. Over the span of the four Applied Project Management courses, Students will prepare, deliver and analyze a complete project in a real world setting. Recommended to be taken during the second semester in the cohort with MPJM 424 Intermediate Project Management. May be taken later if desired/available.

MPJM 436 Applied Project Management 3 
1 hour. Required for Project Management Majors. Guided practicum/learning experience designed to support the application of project management tools, processes, and contextual competencies in the implementation of a real-world project. Over the span of the four Applied Project Management courses, Students will prepare, deliver and analyze a complete project in a real world setting. Recommended to be taken during the third semester in the cohort with MPJM 438 Project Quality Management. May be taken later if desired/available.

MPJM 437 Christian Faith & Thought
4 hours. Required for Project Management Majors. The roots and origins of the Christian faith are investigated.  Focus is placed on the history of Christianity, the influence of Christianity upon society, and how Christian values relate to managing people.

MPJM 438 Project Quality Management
4 hours. Required for Project Management and Minors. 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 443 Strategy & Performance Excellence
4 hours. Required for Project Management Majors. This course will explore the concepts of strategic planning, performance excellence, and continuous improvement. Students will perform organizational process analysis and use common business analysis tools in assessing organizational performance. The importance of ethical decision-making and cultural humility within the context of strategy and the pursuit of performance excellence will also be explored.

MPJM 444 Advanced Project Management
4 hours. Required for Project Management and Minors. 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.

MPJM 446 Applied Project Management 4 
1 hour. Required for Project Management Majors. Guided practicum/learning experience designed to support the application of project management tools, processes, and competencies in the implementation of a real-world project. Over the span of the four Applied Project Management courses, Students will prepare, deliver and analyze a complete project in a real world setting. Recommended to be taken during the fourth semester in the cohort with MPJM 444 Advanced Project Management. May be taken later if desired/available.

MPJM 450 Project Management Synthesis (optional)
3 hours. ASAPM / George Fox University  SCiPM.

MPJM 460 Advanced Project Management Synthesis (optional)
3 hours. Certified Project Management Associate (IPMA/ASAPM Level D) Study Group.

MPJM 475 Project Management Field Experience (optional)
1-3 hours. Project practicum experience.

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