To obtain the project management certificate, students must complete all the four courses listed below. Students must receive a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
Detailed syllabi for these courses are included in the Appendix of this proposal. For each course, a brief (catalog copy) description is included below.
PMGT 341 - Basics of Project Management: This course covers PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge in detail. The topics included are: project lifecycle; project management processes; project integration management; project scope management; project time management; cost management; human resource management; project communication management; risk management; procurement management.
PMGT 342 - Essential Personal Skills for Project Management: Provides students with a background in personal skills essential for effective project management. Nature of project management; general intelligence; emotional intelligence; groups & teams; project leadership; stress; ethics in project management; communication.
PMGT 441 - Advanced Project Management Tools and Techniques: This course is a follow up to PMGT 341, and builds on the PMBoK topics. Using Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel and Crystal Ball software, advanced tools and techniques of PM will be covered. The techniques include: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), budgeting a project, scheduling a project using PERT/CPM, allocating scarce resources, critical chain and critical path, resource leveling, monitoring the project costs, evaluating and terminating a project. Prereq: PMGT 341
PMGT 442 - Project Management Simulation: Apply project management skills to a simulated or live project. Develop project justification and project plan. Execute the project plan and track performance. Topics include project scheduling, risk analysis, earned value, and teamwork. Prereq: PMGT 341, PMGT 342
These courses will help the students prepare for the Project Management Professional certification exam offered by the prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI). The above courses cover the Project Management Breadth of Knowledge (PMBoK) material emphasized by the PMI.
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