MGMT260 Project Management

Department of Business Studies: Management

I. Course Number and Title
MGMT260 Project Management
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
MGMT100 or MGMT110 or permission of the Department of Business Studies
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course reviews the components that encompass project management in the arena of business. The processes include starting, controlling, managing, and successfully completing a project by carefully coordinating human resources.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. explain the project life cycle;
      2. describe the importance of people in project organization and structure;
      3. explain the importance of controlling and managing a project;
      4. calculate financial and cost issues in project management;
      5. demonstrate an understanding of the importance of scheduling, information needs and the reporting processes; and
      6. define the terms and common acronyms used in project management.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. What is a project?
      1. The project life cycle
      2. Defining needs identification
      3. Developing a request of proposal
      4. Understanding various problem solving methods
    2. People and their role in project management
      1. Understanding the role of the project manager
      2. Explaining how to develop a project team
      3. Understanding project organizational models
      4. Defining methods of project communication
      5. Developing the required project documentation
    3. Project planning and control
      1. Planning
      2. Scheduling
      3. Utilization of project resources
      4. Cost planning and performance
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Course learning goals are assessed using a variety of quizzes, tests and performance-based tasks.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 10/02; Revised 4/05; Revised 11/2011