2019-2020 Catalog

Project Management, Bachelor of Science

Projects are becoming the new business world reality. The Bachelor of Science in Project Management (BSPM) program combines oriented component along with behavioral competencies, such as leadership and team-development skills, and project management fundamentals. Coursework is structured to assist students in the development of necessary knowledge and skills to complete projects from conception to closure to insure that projects come in on time and within budgets. In this business-focused curriculum, student will have an opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including scope management, time management, cost management, risk management, communications management, quality management, human resource management, and project integration.

The Bachelor of Science in Project Management will prepare students to:

  • Apply broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the management of project discipline.
  • Construct and demonstrate communication practices to stakeholders.
  • Analyze business needs and determine appropriate project-based solutions. Evaluate the implications of organization on the effectiveness of project management.
  • Apply successful team development with management strategies in a global setting.
  • Design lessons learned into lifelong learning practices.

Total Required Credits (180 Credits)

Lower-Division Requirements (90 Credits)

*** This program requires MATH 138 (College Algebra) or higher.

Upper-Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Core (60 Credits)

BUS 464Design of Effective Teams and Organizations

5

PM 401Introduction to Project Management

5

PM 420Strategic Organization Design to Project Initiation

5

PM 404Project Scheduling and Cost Management

5

PM 406Project Risk and Change Management

5

PM 422Communicating with Data

5

PM 413Project Performance and Quality Assurance

5

BUS 426Business Analytics for Decision Making (NS)

5

PM 442Introduction to System Dynamics

5

PM 444Negotiation and Competitive Decision Making

5

PM 450Managing Projects under Uncertainty

5

472Emerging Topics in Project Management

5

Capstone 5 credits

PM 480Project Integration Action Learning Project

5

Emphasis Area 25 credits

Choose one of the emphasis areas listed below:

Information Technology Emphasis

The Information Technology emphasis is designed for those students who are interested in learning more about how technology can be used in project management and how to work effectively with technology organizations. This emphasis provides students with the broad technical basis needed to make management decisions related to technology.

IS 306Data Management Communications and Networking

5

IS 330Information Systems

5

IS 345Information Security

5

IS 350Systems Analysis and Design

5

IS 470IT Service Management

5

Specialized Study Emphasis

The Specialized Study emphasis consists of five courses taken in a specific content area. Coursework may be completed through independent study, current course offerings, or developed for a specific industry or organizational setting. The Specialized Study emphasis is proposed by the student and approved by the Program Director prior to registration.