DSCI 421

Project Planning and Budgeting

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 27, 2005 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.


Special information

Note: For those students without prior experience in project management, it is recommended to take DSci 420 Project Management before taking this course.

Learning outcomes


  • Understand the process of project selection.
  • Compare various projects quantitatively using advanced financial tools.
  • Identify key concepts in project budgeting.
  • Analyze the issues related to managing the risk associated with a project.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan a complex project.