Project Management, BS

Program Mission—The Bachelor of Science in Project Management in the College of Professional Studies provides students opportunities to apply project management processes; foundational knowledge; and the technical, professional, and strategic expertise necessary to lead projects successfully from inception to completion. With emphasis on experiential learning, the program provides dynamic opportunities for learners with varying degrees of work experience to practice their knowledge within each course and beyond the classroom while implementing traditional and innovative project management concepts to real-life and complex projects.  Courses align to all three components of the PMI Talent Triangle,1 which encompasses technical project management skills, leadership-related skills, and strategic and business acumen and skills.

The increasingly important role of project managers is becoming clear as companies orient more of their work in a projectized fashion. This has been made evident through the creation of industry certifications, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) credential by the Project Management Institute.2

PMI’s Job Growth and Talent Gap, 2017–2027, notes that on an annual basis, there will be the demand to fill 2.2 million new project-management-oriented jobs worldwide per year through 2027.3   The Bachelor of Science in Project Management program seeks to provide learners with the tools, techniques, and interdisciplinary skills necessary to work successfully in any environment. Students in this program have an oppportuity to train in those skills that are most critical to their success: project management processes and tools, financial analysis, strategic and leadership skills, and communication skills and strategies.


 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses 

66 semester hours required

English
Complete the following:
ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
4
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
4
ENG 3107
and ENG 3108
Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
and Lab for ENG 3107
4
Communication Studies
CMN 1100Organizational Communication3
Economics
ECN 1200Principles of Macroeconomics3
Information Technology
ITC 2016End-User Data Analysis Tools3
Leadership
LDR 1200Assessing Your Leadership Capacity3
LDR 3250Leading Teams Locally and Virtually3
Management
MGT 1100Introduction to Business3
MGT 2100Principles of Management3
MGT 2210Information within the Enterprise3
MGT 2220Supply Chain Management3
MGT 2310Organizational Behavior3
MGT 2330Business Law3
Marketing
MKT 2100Principles of Marketing3
Mathematics
MTH 1100College Algebra3
MTH 2300Business Statistics3
Philosophy
PHL 2100Business Ethics3
Project Management
PJM 1100Project Management Fundamentals - Project Initiation and Close3
PJM 1400Project Planning3
Writing
ENG 3260Writing to Inform and Persuade3

Major Courses

21 semester hours required

Leadership
LDR 3400Evidence-Based Leadership and Decision Making3
Project Management
PJM 2000Project Monitoring and Control3
PJM 2100Quality and Risk3
PJM 2200Project Procurement and Contract Management3
PJM 3000Leading Agile Projects3
PJM 3100Principles of Business Analysis Management3
PJM 4000Program and Project Portfolio Management3

Professional Electives 

12 semester hours required 

Complete four of the following: 12
Suggested Industry-Specific Electives
Healthcare
Healthcare Operations
Healthcare Policy
Public Health
Ethical Issues in Healthcare
Management
Financial Accounting
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Innovation and Change Management
New Venture Creation
Finance
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Risk Management and Insurance
Information Technology (Database)
Principles of Systems Analysis and Design
Database Management Systems
E-Commerce Systems
Data Warehousing Technologies

Capstone

PJM 4850Capstone3

Electives 

Complete a minimum of 18 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Suggested Electives
CMN 2310Professional Speaking3
CMN 3100Negotiation3
CMN 3360Crisis Communication3
CMN 3400Advanced Organizational Communication3
HRM 2320Human Resources Management3
HSV 2240Human Behavior in the Social Environment3
PSY 2230Stress and Its Management3
Term 1Hours
ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
4
MTH 11003
CMN 11003
MGT 11003
PJM 11003
 16
Term 2Hours
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
4
MTH 23003
PJM 14003
ITC 20163
 13
Term 3Hours
MKT 21003
PHL 21003
LDR 12003
MGT 22203
MGT 23103
 15
Term 4Hours
ECN 12003
MGT 21003
MGT 22103
LDR 32503
Open Elective3
 15
Term 5Hours
ENG 3107
and ENG 3108
4
PJM 20003
MGT 23303
PJM 21003
Professional Elective3
 16
Term 6Hours
PJM 22003
PJM 30003
Professional Elective3
Open Elective3
Open Elective3
 15
Term 7Hours
PJM 31003
PJM 40003
LDR 34003
Open Elective3
Professional Elective3
 15
Term 8Hours
PJM 48503
Professional Elective3
Open Elective3
Open Elective3
Open Elective3
 15
Total Hours: 120