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Project Management

The Program Management program prepares students to find employment as program managers. The focus is on developing the skills to run projects from start to finish. Students learn both methodology and best practices. They will complete a review course to prepare for a certification examination.

For Spring 2021, all courses are online via live Zoom meetings.


Required Courses

BUS 84 - Advanced Project Processes (3 Units )
This course provides an overview of MS Project and other tools used by project managers. Conducted in a PC Lab environment, students will get an opportunity to work with the tool while receiving support from an experienced and knowledgeable instructor/coach. Students will have an opportunity to analyze a project, develop a project schedule, enter information into MS Project, then use this tool manage resource allocations, complete networking and task assignments, as well as a budget and earned value reporting. MS Project also offers a depth of reporting functionality, and students will learn how to create and modify reports for their project decision making and communication needs.

BUS 84 - Advanced Project Processes    ( 3.00 Units )
This course provides an overview of MS Project and other tools used by project managers. Conducted in a PC Lab environment, students will get an opportunity to work with the tool while receiving support from an experienced and knowledgeable instructor/coach. Students will have an opportunity to analyze a project, develop a project schedule, enter information into MS Project, then use this tool manage resource allocations, complete networking and task assignments, as well as a budget and earned value reporting. MS Project also offers a depth of reporting functionality, and students will learn how to create and modify reports for their project decision making and communication needs.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create a business analysis case for a project
  2. Create a project plan for execution
  3. Create project reports after project completion

BUS 88 - Introduction to Project Management    ( 3.00 Units )
Project management is the ability to define work efforts in terms of time, budget, and resource needs essential for business planning. Covers the forms, tools, and processes to plan and manage these efforts both efficiently and effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create a Gantt chart.
  2. Create a Network Diagram.
  3. Analyze Critical Path.

BUS 89 - Project Planning, Scheduling and Control    ( 3.00 Units )
A successful Project Manager relies on an effective management plan, which provides a baseline for monitoring progress, identifying variances, and taking timely action to mitigate the impact of problems. In this course, you learn how to create such a plan and implement it through to project completion and evaluation. It explores in greater detail the tools and techniques presented in Business 88.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create a project budget.
  2. Create a risk management plan.
  3. Create a change management plan.

BUS 97 - Project Management Certification Exam Preparation    ( 3.00 Units )
The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers two credentials for project managers who want formal recognition of their project knowledge. In particular, the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification for experienced project managers and the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) credential for entry-level project managers. These are well-recognized credentials for project managers, both those in the job market and those who want to work in a formal business project management environment. Both credentials require that applicants complete a comprehensive description of their experience and pass a certification exam. This course prepares students to complete the test application, study for, and pass, either the PMP or the CAPM examination, both based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create a complete project plan.
  2. Prepare a detailed work breakdown for project activities.
  3. Prepare a project closure checklist.

BUS 98 - Agile Project Management    ( 3.00 Units )
Introduce agile methodology to Project Managers. The course highlights the unique tools, techniques, knowledge and skills that an agile project requires. Agile project practitioners will utilize specific management techniques throughout the project development life cycle. Knowledge of this process is now required for certification exam by the Project Management Institute.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. execute an Agile simulated plan;
  2. create a project plan for Agile development;
  3. create a retrospective after Agile project is completed.

BUS 98 - Agile Project Management (3 units)
Introduce agile methodology to Project Managers. The course highlights the unique tools, techniques, knowledge and skills that an agile project requires. Agile project practitioners will utilize specific management techniques throughout the project development life cycle. Knowledge of this process is now required for certification exam by the Project Management Institute.