Why Project Management?

For many years, formal project management was practiced primarily in construction and engineering fields. Today, however, due to restructuring of organizations, global competition and consumers’ increasing demand for better and cheaper products and services, project management has become a key competence in both private and public organizations worldwide.
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 required quality standards.
Project management knowledge and practices are best described in terms of their component processes, which can be placed into five process groups:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Controlling
  • 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 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.

Career Opportunities

The Project Management minor is designed for students who wish to become effective project team members or project managers. Career opportunities are available in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Project Planning
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Contract Negotiation/Procurement
  • Technical Writing
  • New Product Development
  • Construction Management
  • Urban Development
  • Risk Management
  • Design, Procurement and Construction
  • Manager of Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Research & Development Programs

Contact Information:

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