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About The Program

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.  

Project management knowledge and practices are best described in terms of five component process groups:  Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing.  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 of the fastest growing career fields in business.

How to enroll

Current students: Declare this program

Once you’re admitted as an undergraduate student and have met any further admission requirements your chosen program may have, you may declare a major or declare an optional minor.

Future students: Apply now

Apply to Metropolitan State: Start the journey toward your Project Management Minor now. Learn about the steps to enroll or, if you have questions about what Metropolitan State can offer you, request information, visit campus or chat with an admissions counselor.

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Program eligibility requirements

Students must earn a grade of S or C- or above in courses to be used to meet pre-requisites.

Courses and Requirements


At least 12 credits from among the Minor Required Courses must be completed at Metropolitan State. See also the COM policies page for requirements that are common to all programs.

Required (16 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.

Full course description for Project Management

The primary focus of this course is to master the important knowledge areas associated with project leadership. Topics covered include project planning, customer/stakeholder relations, communications, procurement, quality control, and human resource management. This project management course will follow the internationally recognized knowledge area format recognized by the Project Management Institute. Use of an online simulation as a tool for project leadership is also emphasized.

Full course description for Project Leadership and Execution

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.

Full course description for Business Law: UCC and Contracts