Corporations across the globe in industries such as telecommunications, construction, information technology, entertainment, healthcare, and defense are becoming increasingly project-based and project-team oriented. An MBA with a concentration in Project Management provides students with the skills necessary to lead complex projects for mid to large-size corporations. The program focuses on best practices for selecting, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing projects. Students engage in the practical application of project principles through team exercises and the use of current industry software. All project management courses at the MBA level follow the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Fifth Edition standards set by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
Expected Program Outcomes
As a result of successfully completing the Project Management Specialization, the graduate will be expected to:
• Attain comprehensive knowledge in the principles, practices and procedures of project management that are applicable in any domain and/or industry and will be prepared to successfully complete the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.
• Acquire the knowledge and abilities required to manage the Project Management Body of Knowledge's (PMBOK®s) ten key project management knowledge areas of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, stakeholders, and procurement while integrating a global perspective throughout the five project management process groups.
• Develop a solid foundation of project theory and methods and through problem solving, critical and systems thinking, communication and team building. Manage a relevant project management with knowledge, practices, tools and methods to integrate project performance, project risks, change control, quality, and cost, scope, schedule baselines.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and abilities required to make complex business and project management decisions through Praxis using a real world project scenario and an existing project information system (PMIS) called Microsoft Project.
• Develop skills based on The Project Management Institute's Project Management Body Of Knowledge® which enables