Project Management Concentration

Project Management Concentration2018-09-10T20:06:17+00:00

Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management

The demand for project managers is booming. Project-intensive industries, such as manufacturing, construction, healthcare, energy, and IT, need managers who can keep projects on time and on budget.

Our fully online MBA with a concentration in Project Management provides skills that are in demand from leading companies, non-profits, and government entities. In addition to traditional project management, our curriculum also focuses on interpersonal aspects of project management, managing outsourced projects, agile project management methodologies, and prepares you to engage with finance, IT, logistics, and other business divisions.

You’ll gain a strong set of practical skills using modern project management software while learning the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and other International Standards. Completion of our programs also supplies the educational requirements to apply for Project Management Professional (PMP®) status from the Project Management Institute.

Our programs are:

  • Convenient – Study when and where you want, it’s 100% Online.
  • Fast-paced – Earn your MBA in under 2 years.
  • Collaborative – Learn beside professionals from the largest companies in the region.
  • Relevant – Project management is one of the fastest growing professions.

Core Courses (27 credits):

ACC 6003 – Managerial Accounting

ECN 6023 – Global Business Economics

MBA 6003 – Financial Management

MBA 6033 – Corporate Finance

MBA 6043 – Global Leadership

MBA 6053 – Strategic Marketing Management

MBA 6063 – Operations and Supply Chain Management

INT 6043 – Enterprise Information Technology

MBA 6073 – Global Strategic Management (Capstone)

Concentration Courses (9 credit hours)

MBA 7063 – Project Management (required)

Provides students with the necessary skills, tools, and techniques to effectively manage a major project on time, within budget and with successful results. The course focuses on planning and control over the life of the project with an emphasis on Project Management Institute (PMI) best practices andreal-lifee scenarios. The course will cover project lifecycle planning, PERT and CPM, computer based project control tools, resource loading, scheduling, costing, and decision making in the project environment.

Choose two courses from the list below.

INT 6253 – Managing Outsourced Projects

In today’s world of global business management, most companies outsource their projects where much of the project management is being partially or completely performed at domestic and foreign suppliers or service providers. Most outsourced projects contain either an IT component or they may have to do with the creation of IT Service Management (ITSM) processes. This course is designed to achieve satisfactory outsourced projects outputs in helping with the management and leadership of outsourced (international) projects that are carried out in a complex environment. The three main areas that are covered in this course are outsourcing, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), and the foundation of international project management. The course starts with the coverage of outsourcing and its variants first, then it discusses the historical development and basics of ITIL as the most widely and globally-adopted framework of best practices for developing IT services followed by the application of project management to international projects. Here the course deals with the leadership of projects that are conducted in multiple countries and cultures introducing the many ways that a collaborative project enterprise (CPE) can be structured in alignment with the statutes, laws, or policies of the organizations that are buying and providing services. Also, the cross-cultural leadership intelligence (XQL) model is introduced and applied to manage the CPE which increases the leadership stature of the lead project manager. The Microsoft Project software will be utilized in this course.

INT 7563 – Agile Project Management

Organizations around the world have been switching to agile development for faster delivery, quicker response to customer feedback, iterative product improvements and frequent releases. Portfolio management which can help bridge the gap between agile teams and management to create a winning agile enterprise will be a key element of this course. Specific topics covered in this course are: Understanding Agile; Forming the Agile Team; The Agile Coach; Agile Planning, Customer Focus; Creating and Prioritizing the Product Backlog; Estimating; Release Planning; Building Cadence; Iteration Planning and Execution; Measuring and Communicating Progress; and Adopting Agile Project Management.

MBA 7173 – Project Risk and Quality Management

This course will provide students with an organized approach for managing the uncertainties to insure continuity and profitability. It also studies the philosophy of Total Quality Management (TQM) and issues concerning its implementation by covering the approaches of well-known leaders in the field. In this class, students will examine and apply essential tools and techniques by identifying, ranking and monitoring risks in the project management environment. The course, also, provides an adequate coverage of Project Quality Management concepts with an emphasis on quality improvement tools, cross-functional teams, leadership for quality, quality planning, quality assurance, statistical-process control, process capability & ISO 9000 standards.