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Project Management

Master of Science Degree

Businesses across industries today see the benefit of having employees work in collaborative teams to get more done efficiently and with minimal risk. This has created great demand for expert project managers. This career-moving degree program will prepare you to fill that need. Learn how to create, execute, and monitor multiple projects, build, sustain, and lead high-performing teams, and how to identify, analyze, and control project risks, and more. You'll also learn about the project development process groups and knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) from Project Management Institute (PMI)-certified faculty. Best of all, with successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the Project Management Professional® certification exam.

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This course is designed to teach the importance of risk management in projects and provide information about the tools needed to effectively assess and monitor risks throughout the project lifecycle. Emphasis is placed on managing risks associated with project changes and risks associated with information technology projects. Topics covered include recurring issues that lead to failure in IT projects, methods for addressing recurring issues, and assessing risk impact. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program.
This course explores communication and leadership techniques in order to equip project managers with the skills they need to deal effectively with issues relating to resources, stakeholders, global teams, and changing technology. Topics covered will include learning how to manage conflict, creating a positive team environment, running effective meetings, and managing successful projects. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of relevant topics in the area of global project management. Topics include characteristics of global and virtual workplaces, challenges and issues in global project management, methods and tools for effective global project management, and managing virtual teams. Students will engage in a virtual group project in order to experience key aspects of project management in a way that simulates real project management in a global organization. Prerequisite: CIS 633 or acceptance into the Masters in Project Management Program (MPM)
This course is designed to explain the process of gathering requirements with emphasis on the successful management of requirements and its relationship to project success. Topics covered include requirements gathering techniques, identifying success criteria, and common reasons for project failure. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program.
This course introduces those concepts of organizational culture and behavior that play a role in facilitating change and growth. Management systems, structures, informal and formal culture, processes, and strategy will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on approaches that address expectations, communication, performance, collaboration, and globalization. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management Program (MPM)
This course is a study of current and future trends in the field of project management. Emphasis is placed on current events, research in the field, and foreseeable trends in the next decade. Topics related to best practices and creating successful projects will be covered. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management Program (MPM)
This course examines schedule management processes, from planning to execution to control. Focus will be on the project charter, work breakdown structures, resource management, and earned value management. Prerequisites: CIS 665
This course provides an exploration of cost estimation and control methods for the management of project financials. Earned value management, estimating procedures, budgeting, sensitivity analysis, and variance analysis will be explored. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Masters in Project Management Program (MPM)
This course provides an in-depth examination of quality functions within a project. Emphasis is placed on the application of quality management principles and standards. Quality management topics related to project planning, measurement, execution, and control will be explored. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management Program (MPM)
This course will review how goods and services are acquired in a project management setting. Creation of an RFP with timeline, source selection criteria, contract pricing, terms, conditions, and contract award will be used to investigate this knowledge area. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Masters in Project Management Program (MPM)
This course covers characteristics and delivery frameworks for Agile project management. The course also explores how agile methods differ from traditional project management, along with how to use Agile techniques to successfully manage projects. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Masters in Project Management Program (MPM)
This course is a culmination of project management concepts, tools and techniques that have been explored through previous course work. Students will synthesize and evaluate processes for application within a project research study. Prerequisites: successful completion of all MPM program-specific courses. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission

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