BS Degree in Project Management {23-24}

B.S. Degree in Project Management

This major is designed for individuals who like to lead projects, get things done, and make an impact with their work. Project managers are needed in all industries and across all professions. It is a degree designed to be flexible and allows you to take up to 30 credits in your area of interest and transfer in your 2-year AS or AAS degree. It is also a great fit for AA transfers and incoming freshmen. The degree can be paired with an area of emphasis, a minor or even a double major. Project management is a particularly great fit for business, marketing, computer science, human resources, and medical professionals. Project managers are equipped to deal with a wide variety of different problems and provide solutions in most professional's fields, making their skill set highly demanded by workforce. The degree is designed to guide students to become effective project managers, equipped with technical skills and leadership skills necessary to deliver successful projects in their area of passion. A project management education coordinates the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) areas with a student's area of emphasis, minor, double major, or transfer degree. The degree was built on one fundamental principle - regardless of industry, regardless of discipline or job title, everyone needs to get things done. Students who successfully complete the required project management courses offered in this program are prepared to take the globally recognized CAPM certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes

Project Management General Learning Outcomes

Technical Expertise

  • Understand the fundamentals of the PMBOK knowledge areas, process groups and tools in predictive and agile projects to meet the competitive needs of global, regional and local businesses.
  • Examine and define process improvement theories and applications in a project context.

Behavior Expertise

  • Assess and create positive personal and ethical leadership, communication and team management skills, and apply to stakeholder engagement and project teams globally.

Strategic Awareness

  • Assess the strategic, business, cultural and operational drivers required to inform decisions and deliver sustained competitive advantage in the project management context.
  • Apply the fundamentals of the project management interdisciplinary degree to enhance job opportunities and career advancement.

Project Management Student Learning Outcomes

Technical Expertise

  • Create project management plans using appropriate techniques and tools per the PMBOK Guide.
  • Examine the five project development process groups and knowledge areas within the PMBOK Guide.
  • Prioritize project needs with regard to scope, resources, cost, schedules, procurement, and risks.
  • Identify tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement.
  • Create a proactive risk management and quality plan and develop contingency plans.

Behavioral Behavior

  • Examine the fundamentals of effective communication, team management, and leadership skills with a project team and stakeholders.
  • Assess ethical and personal leadership style and apply to the needs of the project team and stakeholders.

Strategic Behavior

  • Discover how project managers align organizational strategy, culture and operational drivers to inform decisions to satisfy project requirements.
  • Apply fundamental business, lean and quality processes to the multidisciplinary, industry and global project environment.
  • Explain management and integration of organizational programs and project portfolios.

Program Delivery Mode
Online Plus: offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections

Core Requirements ( 48 credits )

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3)
MKTG 270 Principles of Marketing (3)
OM 380 Methods Improvements (3)
OM 395 Computer Applications for Technologists (3)
OM 470 Purchasing & Sourcing Management (3)
OM 482 Quality Management (3)
OM 483 Cost Analysis (3)
PMGT 300 Project Management and Scheduling (3)
PMGT 301 Introduction to CRM (3) OR PMGT 433 Dale Carnegie Skills for Success (3)
PMGT 385 Process Leadership (3)
PMGT 400 Agile Project Management (3)
PMGT 401 CRM Consulting (3) OR OM 472 Logistics Management and Network Design (3)
PMGT 456/MGMT 456 Project Management in Business (3)
PMGT 492 Project Management Capstone (3)
OM 469 Internship (3) OR BUS 480 Dragon Consulting (3)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
OM 380 Methods Improvements (3) or PMGT 385 Process Leadership (3)

Related Requirements ( 3 credits )

ECON 202 Microeconomics (3)