This program is designed for students seeking project management skills to compliment their chosen career, and for professionals preparing for Project Management Institute (PMI) Certifications. Students will gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed to participate in and lead successful projects in all industries where the ability to work as part of a team and respond to changes in real-time is critical. Proficiencies in teamwork, leadership, ethical, and communication skills will be attained. Courses are taught using a hands-on, real-world, team-based approach employing essential project management software and mobile technologies.
Principles of Project Management BUSN 2503 (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the basic theory and principles of project management. Emphasis is on the major Process Groups of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing and how the steps interrelate during the project life cycle. Students will expand their knowledge and increase their aptitude in the use of the interpersonal skills needed to participate in a team-based environment. Through a hands-on approach, students will develop teamwork, leadership, ethical and communications skills required as well as techniques for building trust and resolving conflicts with project participants.
Project Management Applications BUSN 2513 (3 credit hours)
In this course students will learn to use the essential technologies of project management. The student will develop skills in the efficient and effective use of industry standard software to create, coordinate, and communicate project information. Mobile tools such as laptops and handheld devices will be employed to acclimate students to today’s real-time project management environment. Emphasis will be on the use of project management principles in case studies and real-world examples. Prerequisite: Principles of Project Management or instructor approval.
Project Management Certification Preparation BUSN 2523 (3 credit hours)
This course through the use of case studies and real-world examples prepares students for certification exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The course meets the Project Management Institute’s educational requirements for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam and the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam.
Jim Maxson, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Business and IT Division
7505 W. 41st Street,
PMI®, PMP®, and CAPM® is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.