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MBA in Project Management Courses & Tuition
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Master of Business Administration

Project Management Concentration

MBA in Project Management Coursework

Required program courses (30 credit hours)

We've designed the core program courses in our MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.

Project Management concentration courses (12 credit hours)

The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your MBA curriculum to better prepare you for a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:

Click on a course name below for its full description.

Managing Quality

Managing Software Development Projects

Project Management Systems

Advanced Program Management

Project Risk Management

Contract and Procurement Management

Project Management Capstone

Advanced Project Management Practices and Professional Exam Preparation

Managing Quality
GSCM588 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on implementation, cost and management of the quality function in manufacturing as well as service industries. Coursework addresses quality concepts and tools, as well as knowledge required for their application in quality planning, improvement and control in both parent organizations and supplier relationships.
Managing Software Development Projects
PROJ584 – 3 credit hours
This course examines knowledge, strategies and techniques needed to manage software product development. The course helps students develop skills managers need to create - and successfully execute - plans for software development. Topics include software project development processes; software development standards; project planning, scheduling and control strategies; risk assessment and mitigation; team building and managing technical personnel.
Project Management Systems
PROJ586 – 3 credit hours
With an emphasis on planning, this course introduces project management fundamentals and principles from the standpoint of the manager who must organize, plan, implement and control nonroutine activities to achieve schedule, budget and performance objectives. Topics include project life cycles, organization and charters; work breakdown structures; responsibility matrixes; as well as planning, budgeting and scheduling systems. Planning and control methods such as PERT/CPM, Gantt charts, earned value systems, project management software applications and project audits are introduced.
Advanced Program Management
PROJ587 – 3 credit hours
This course examines how managers plan, budget, schedule and control multi-project programs within an organizational context. The importance of project teams and human resource management in the process is addressed. Topics include the role of projects in organizations; alternative organizational systems; program planning, budgeting, monitoring, control and management methodologies; team management and leadership; legal and ethical issues; conflict identification and resolution; and advanced applications of project management software.
Project Risk Management
PROJ595 – 3 credit hours
This course explores various ways to identify, analyze and mitigate the full range of project risks. Coursework also explores the six risk management processes outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. Using a practitioner approach, students learn risk management techniques by applying them to problems in case studies.
Contract and Procurement Management
PROJ598 – 3 credit hours
This course examines processes through which goods and services are acquired in the project management environment. Topics include contract and procurement strategies; legal issues; contract pricing alternatives; technical, management and commercial requirements; RFP development; source selection; invitations to bid; bid evaluation; risk assessment; and contract negotiation and administration.
Project Management Capstone
PROJ600 – 3 credit hours
Students in this culminating course, which is intended to be taken as the last course, integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout the MPM program. Students develop, design and present a project; plan and justify the project; meet performance, schedule and budget requirements; adjust for unplanned occurrences; and provide status reports.
Advanced Project Management Practices and Professional Exam Preparation
PROJ605 – 3 credit hours
This course examines current topics in the project management field and provides a comprehensive review of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Topics include global project management, leadership, virtual teams and project information systems. In addition, the PMBOK knowledge areas and process groups are covered in preparation for the Project Management Professional certification exam, administered by the Project Management Institute.

Elective courses (6 credit hours)

You can take your electives in a variety of programs. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.

FINANCING OPTIONS

There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.