Project Management - GR (PMGT)

Project Management Courses

PMGT 500  Foundations of Project Management  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, students will be introduced to the project management profession and international methodologies. The role of the project manager will be examined through performance and personal competencies. Additionally, the organization?s governance is considered as a foundation for project success.

PMGT 510  Management Science for Project Managers  3 Credits (3,0)

Students in this course are introduced to management science processes, tools and techniques used in decision making and analysis with emphasis on the project management context. Techniques include probability, decision theory, decision making in the context of uncertainty, queuing theory, forecasting models, inventory theory, and linear programming. Computer techniques are used to solve problems and to communicate the results in a clear and understandable fashion. Emphasis is placed on using quantitatively bases analytical methodologies, interpreting quantitative results, and communicating conclusions.
Prerequisites: PMGT 500 and MGMT 672 and MSLD 632.

PMGT 520  Fundamentals of Project Scope, Schedule, Cost, and Resource Management  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, students study project management with focus on the development and management of project scope, schedule, cost, and resources, following global project management standards and the profession?s ethical framework. The course includes an emphasis the technical planning of integration, scope, schedule as they are applied to initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing of projects. The integration of technical skills, general management skills, and project management skills for successful project completion is emphasized.
Prerequisites: MSPM: PMGT 510 MSEM: MGMT 524.

PMGT 530  Fundamentals of Project Quality, Communication, Stakeholder, Resource, and Procurement Management  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, students study project management with focus on the development and management of project quality, communication, stakeholder, resource, and procurement management, following global project management standards and the profession's ethical framework. The course includes an emphasis the technical planning of integration, scope, schedule as they are applied to initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing of projects. The integration of technical skills, general management skills, and project management skills for successful project completion is emphasized.
Prerequisites: PMGT 520.

PMGT 613  Assessing and Managing Project Risk  3 Credits (3,0)

More difficult economic conditions, increasing competition, and exponentially expanding technology create greater uncertainty and risk in projects. With these complex challenges come complex threats and opportunities. Uncertainty and associated risks have become more complex as project spans organizational, national, and cultural bounds. In this course, the student will investigate the iterative nature of planning, identification, qualitative and quantitative analysis, response, and control of risk events for both threats and opportunities. Additional course skills will include contingency and reserve development and the use of Project Management Information Systems (PMIS).
Prerequisites: PMGT 530.

PMGT 614  Directing and Controlling Projects  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, students will gain increased knowledge and experience in the art and science project management. Emphasis is placed on directing and controlling projects. The student the opportunity to understand the necessity for managing increasingly complex projects required in an increasingly complex business environment. Practical exercises using project management software will be used to challenge the student to develop higher levels of project management ability. Exercises will require critical thinking and problem-solving techniques required in complex projects.
Prerequisites: PMGT 613.

PMGT 652  Concepts and Practices of Project Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides graduate students, who are not enrolled in a project management degree program, an appreciation for the depth and breadth of the project management profession. The course will address the complete project model including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing. Emphasis will be placed on gaining a knowledge of common terminology, principles, techniques and tools that are found global standards for project management.

PMGT 670  Contemporary Project Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is designed to assist students synthesize what has already been learned about projects and project management and apply that knowledge to contemporary and evolving project concepts. Topics will change from term to term to continue to make the course relevant, but may include alternative lifecycles, project management competency, innovation management, and global project management topics to name a few. Assignments will be conducted with in the context of critical review of the relevant research and theory, as well as current practice, and global standards.
Prerequisites: PMGT 614 or PMGT 652.

PMGT 680  Advanced Project Procurement  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, students study project procurement management with focus on the request for proposal, proposal response, contracts, and quality techniques, following global project management standards and the profession?s ethical framework. The course includes an emphasis on risk management, in its application to the project lifecycle, as the foundation of a procurement strategy.
Prerequisites: PMGT 614.

PMGT 690  Project Management Capstone  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is designed to provide the student the opportunity to apply knowledge gained throughout the degree program. Demonstration of the study of project management, paying particular attention to technical project management, project leadership, and business strategy. Pre-Requisite: The Project Management Capstone is the last course taken in the MSPM Program. All coursework must be complete before attempting the capstone.