Project Management Minor

Course Requirements

Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all courses taken for the minor.

Minor Requirements

Project Management Minor Requirements (18 hours)

Complete the following:

Predictive Project Management Methodology exposes students to predictive project management domains and life cycles. Students will explore the requirements outlined in the Project Management Institute (PMI) Standards and PM Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) associated with development and delivery of projects using predictive methodology. Students will apply their knowledge through development of a team-oriented project.
Introduction to Project Management provides students an overview of the field of project management, with a focus on the responsibilities project managers (PMs) have to help achieve operational and strategic goals. Students will be introduced to ways to integrate and manage projects in modern organizations according to the tenets of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Standards and Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Students will be introduced to various methodologies employed by PMs to achieve their goals and to the ethical responsibilities of being a PM.
Adaptive Project Management Methodology provides students with experience using adaptive project management methodologies. Students will explore the operational cycles of an adaptive implementation in modern project management organizations. Students will be introduced to the various roles and components involved in adaptive delivery and integration with the PMI project lifecycle. Students will participate in an adaptive project management plan, delivering artifacts required of good project management practitioners.
Required for Project Management majors and minors. Project Risk Management provides a framework for approaching, evaluating and implementing project risk principles to obtain optimal project results. Students will understand a variety of methods deployed in the project management industry to manage and respond to risks in projects, including a variety of components that integrate into a complete risk attitude and appetite for an organization. Students will introduced to tools and methods for project management.
Managing Project Communication & Change exposes students to two key skills related to project management -- communication and change management. Students will learn to assess the project environment as it changes through the life cycle to identify the appropriate timing and types of communications that are needed. Additionally, students will learn the importance of scope management, and to recognize how “scope creep” can derail a project and what to do about it.
Project Leadership provides students the opportunity to evaluate themselves as leaders and understand their position as project leaders working to deliver the strategic goals of an organization. Students will explore the complexities of virtual team leadership, especially in a global environment. Students will be introduced to performance domains, project life cycles, and project management principles as described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).