Program Overview

This minor is designed for College of Management majors and students who have satisfied the following prerequisites or their equivalents. Project management is concerned with the overall planning and coordination of a particular project from inception to completion. It is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of the project and ensure completion on time, within budget and to the required quality standards. The goal of project management is to implement projects successfully with systematic integration of technical, human and financial resources as well as the knowledge of legal issues and limitations. Project management is now one of the fastest growing career fields in business. The goal of the Project Management minor is to prepare students for such a dynamic and exciting field.

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Prerequisites

Project Management Prerequisites (4 credits)

  • MGMT 310 Management Principles and Practices
    4 credits

    This course examines the historical and philosophical roots of management as well as current management theory and practices. The critical success factors leading to effective performance in the roles of planner, decision maker, organizer, leader, motivator, controller and manager of a diverse workforce in a changing environment are identified and evaluated.

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Requirements ( 20 total credits)

Project Management Required Courses (16 credits)

Program note: Additional REQUIRED course DSCI 444 Project Execution and Leadership

  • DSCI 420 Project Management
    4 credits

    This course focuses on developing the skills needed to become a successful project manager and project team member. Topics covered include all aspects of project management from project initiation issues and project planning to scheduling, organization, implementation, monitoring progress and controlling to achieve desired project results. Also included are project management techniques such as PERT, CPM and project evaluation methods using Microsoft Project software.

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  • DSCI 421 Project Planning and Budgeting
    4 credits

    The primary focus of this course is to master project management tools and techniques. Topics covered include a review of principles of project management, project scheduling, budgeting and cost estimation, resource allocation, and information system using Microsoft Project. Use of Simulation as a tool for Earned Value Analysis (EVA) and risk assessment is also emphasized.

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  • BLAW 310 Business Law: UCC and Contracts
    4 credits

    This course reviews the purposes, philosophies and organization of the U.S. legal system. It provides an intensive study of the law which governs contracts for services, real estate, employment, insurance, trademark, patents and copyrights. Topics covered include legally binding contract requirements (offer and acceptance, legality of subject matter, capacity of parties and contractual consideration); circumstances which require a contract to be in writing; defenses for avoiding contractual liability; and legal remedies for breach of contract. It also focuses on the articles of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which govern the rights and obligations of parties to transactions involving the sale of goods (Article II), commercial paper such as checks, notes and drafts (Article II), and financing arrangements in which one party gives another a security interest in property (Article IX) and the effects of federal bankruptcy laws on these transactions.

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