Online Enterprise Project Management Master's Program
DegreeMaster of Science
DepartmentSchool of Business Graduate Program
AvailableOn Campus & Online
ContactGraduate Admissions1.888.511.1306[email protected]
The program’s mission is to teach students to become project managers capable of effectively leading people, projects and processes to accomplish complex tasks, drive change and make smarter decisions for the organization.
This course deals with the basic problems of managing a project, defined as a temporary organization built for the purpose of achieving a specific objective. Both operational and conceptual issues will be considered. Operational issues include definition, planning, implementation, control, and evaluation of the project. Conceptual issues include project management vs. hierarchical management, matrix organization, project authority, motivation, and morale. Cases will be used to illustrate problems in project management and how to resolve them.
This course provides a theoretical perspective on project management for a better understanding of project implementation in modern organizations. The course is based on the premise that success in project leadership depends on a proper managerial style and attitude, and not on specific tools for planning and controlling. The course focuses on developing the manager’s conceptual thinking and on building "the project manager’s mind." The course helps managers see the entire project landscape and the long-term issues that are critical to project success. It will also address the organizational aspects of initiating and running the program.
Formalized procedures, tools, and techniques used in conceptual and detailed planning of the project. Development of work breakdown structure as the foundation for project cost and project duration. Application of project data in monitoring the project progress and in formulating remedial actions in response to unexpected occurrences.
Project success depends, largely, on the human side. Success in motivating project workers, organizing and leading project teams, communication and sharing information, and conflict resolution, are just a few areas that are critical for project success. However, being primarily technical people, many project managers tend to neglect these "soft" issues, assuming they are less important or that they should be addressed by direct functional managers. The purpose of this course is to increase awareness of project managers to the critical issues of managing people and to present some of the theories and practices of leading project workers and teams.
A comprehensive, all-inclusive description of the Project Management Office (PMO), highlighting features most appropriate and relevant to specific project situations. Motivations for adopting a PMO, such as project performance, project manager competency or the organizational desire to excel. Short-term and long-term functions are identified and discussed. Project evaluation models and PMO implementation guidelines are presented and discussed in detail.
This course focuses on key leadership skills for addressing the complex challenges posed by program management, highly- matrixed environments and cross-national collaborations It’s purpose is enhance individuals’ abilities to develop others, strategically integrate efforts across groups, and drive change. The concepts presented are theory and research driven so that participants can deepen their conceptual understanding. At the same time, the course calls upon learners to address real-life challenges they face as program and or director level leaders. Each session presents effective techniques and uses experiential exercises or assignments to provide plenty of practice. The course also requires participants to further transfer learning to their workplaces through focused development planning and coaching support.
The study of marketing principles from the conceptual, analytical, and managerial points of view. Topics include: strategic planning, market segmentation, product life-cycle, new product development, advertising and selling, pricing, distribution, governmental, and other environmental influences as these factors relate to markets and the business structure.
An interdisciplinary course which examines the elements of, and the framework for, developing and implementing organizational strategy and policy in competitive environments. The course analyzes management problems both from a technical-economic perspective and from a behavioral perspective. Topics treated include: assessment of organizational strengths and weaknesses, threats, and opportunities; sources of competitive advantage; organizational structure and strategic planning; and leadership, organizational development, and total quality management. The case method of instruction is used extensively in this course.
This course focuses on the role of information technology (IT) in reengineering and enhancing key business processes. The implications for organizational structures and processes, as the result of increased opportunities to deploy information and streamlining business systems are covered.
Corporate financial management requires the ability to understand the past performance of the firm in accounting terms; while also being able to project the future economic consequences of the firm in financial terms. This course provides the requisite survey of accounting and finance methods and principles to allow technical executives to make effective decisions that maximize shareholder value.