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Graduate Certificate in Project Management Prerequisite Courses* 3 crs.
Courses
Credits
BUS530 Project Management

BUS530

Project Management - 3 Credits

This course focuses on one of the major growth areas in the field of management, the topic of project management. Projects are defined as temporary endeavors undertaken to create a unique product or service. The course points out that recent interest in project management is based on recognition that many organizational tasks do not fit neatly into business-as-usual. The significant differences between project management and general management are overviewed. The three interrelated objectives of budget, schedule, and specifications are also introduced. The course emphasizes scheduling various projects and concludes with a discussion of monitoring control and learning from projects. The course will also cover benchmarking, quantitative analysis and the voice of the customer. The design of the course involves case discussion, lectures, and problem solving as the primary vehicle for learning. In addition, a project is due at the end of the term, to give the class a laboratory in which the critical thinking skills, which will be sharpened in the class, can be used to initialize and analyze various projects. The class will use computer tools to track projects.

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Disclaimer: The above syllabus is a sample only from the course, and is subject to change at the Professor's discretion. Please do NOT purchase books based on this syllabus.

3 crs.
* BUS530 is a prerequisite course that must be taken by anyone applying for the Project Management Certificate.  However, this course will be waived for Post University MBA students or graduates since it is part of the MBA curriculum.
   
Graduate Certificate in Project Management Core Courses 12 crs.
Courses
Credits
BUS604 Virtual Teams and Organizations

BUS604

Virtual Teams and Organizations - 3 credits

Managing Projects across functions and boundaries

The modern organization requires knowledge of how to manage projects across borders and organizational functions, often without close proximity to supervisors and other team members. A manager in today’s business environment needs to learn how to recognize, combine and utilize talent at all levels within and beyond an organization. This course gives a student the ability to organize and manage virtual teams and/or organizations, exposes students to technology used to facilitate the organization and work of virtual teams and organizations, and allows students to create their own vision for applying these concepts to real-world conditions and projects. Using concepts of best practices for internal and external customer focused operational management of projects across functions and organizations.

Prerequisites: BUS530


    Prerequisite: BUS530
3 crs.
BUS623 Project and Risk Management

BUS623

Project and Risk Management - 3 credits

This advanced project management course will help students focus on the higher level functions of balancing time, people and resource issues within the context of identifying and mitigating risk. Students will explore, develop and apply tools to help identify, minimize or eliminate risk in the management of projects. Risk will be quantified and qualified to aid in organizational planning and effectiveness with an eye toward institutionalizing processes to control and communicate risk.

Prerequisites: BUS530


    Prerequisite: BUS530
3 crs.
BUS638 Issues and Applications in Project Management

BUS638

Issues and Applications in Project Management - 3 credits

This course will use a case study-based approach to expose students to the various project management tools, situations and applications needed today and in the future for organizations of all types trying to improve organizational effectiveness. Students will be able to craft a plan of study that will allow them to research areas of interest in groundbreaking project management applications to establish a community of best project management practices and continually improve your organizational effectiveness in managing projects.

Prerequisites: BUS530


    Prerequisite: BUS530
3 crs.
BUS675 Financial Tools for Managing Innovation

BUS675

Financial Tools for Managing Innovation - 3 Credits

This course focuses on financial concepts and how they relate to the innovation process in data-driven organizations committed to continuous improvement. Application of current financial tools in judging value to the firm are defined and analyzed from the perspective of appropriateness in today’s economy and business environment. The student will learn how to use current tools in judging innovation but also develop the thought process of innovating the way we look at project financial valuation. The role of finance in the innovation process is discussed with the intention of modifying existing relationships to improve innovation and the positive impact to the shareholder with an appreciation of meeting all customers’ needs to achieve organizational effectiveness in a continuously changing environment.

Graduate level course with the following prerequisites: Completion of foundation and core course particularly BUS 501, BUS 510

Download the syllabus here

Disclaimer: The above syllabus is a sample only from the course, and is subject to change at the Professor's discretion. Please do NOT purchase books based on this syllabus.
3 crs.
 
Graduate Certificate in Project Management Total Credits 12 crs.

 

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