Course Descriptions

CPM 470 - Introduction to Project Management

(Credits: 3.00)

This course introduces students to the fundamental tools and concepts of project management, offering them the techniques of strategic project planning and of linking projects to overall organizational strategies. The course also emphasizes early scheduling and estimating, writing project specifications, communicating effectively during projects, and prioritizing activities. This gives students an understanding of the elements that are essential to project success even before the first project team meeting.

CPM 472 - Project Management Techniques

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students will learn to apply the tools and techniques used in managing projects in organizations. Students will learn to plan, organize, staff, lead, and control projects. The course emphasizes those activities that are essential to ensuring project success, including preparing the project network plan, assessing project risks, managing project resources, and maintaining a project's critical path. Combining theory and application, students will be required to solve common project management issues.

CPM 474 - Project Implementation

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students will learn how to monitor and manage a project's progress, deal with risks and challenges, and manage project resources. They will use basic project management concepts and techniques to determine whether and how the project can be implemented, including the development of a baseline plan for project closure.

CPM 476 - Project Budgeting and Financial Control

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students will learn techniques for developing project cost estimates, as well as capital, project, and cash flow budgets. Students will establish systems and procedures to monitor actual costs and assess project risks and strategies to mitigate those risks. They also will deal with project partnering and vendor relationships, including performance incentives.

CPM 478 - Project Team Management

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides the student with strategies and techniques to create, staff, lead, and negotiate solutions to conflicts which may arise in project teams. The course addresses how a project leader creates plans, selects team members, organizes tasks, exerts leadership, and resolves conflict. It provides team leaders with techniques to run effective meetings, guide a team through continuous improvement processes, and diagnose the stages of team development and common group problems.

CPM 479 - Capstone: Project Management

(Credits: 3.00)

In this final course in the Project Management Certificate program, students will integrate and apply the theories, techniques, and tools they have learned in previous courses in the completion of a project plan. The ability to manage projects effectively and efficiently is demonstrated as students establish goals and objectives, create checkpoints, develop budgets and time estimates, organize a communication structure, and apply team leadership and problem-solving skills which move the project productively toward successful closure. Prerequisite: Completion of all other CPM coursework.