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DSCI 421 Project Planning and Budgeting

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.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 27, 2005 to present

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.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
21 Project Planning and Budgeting Ray, Sunny Books Course details

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Project Planning and Budgeting Ray, Sunny Books Course details