Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Business 311
40 hours (16 weeks)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Project Management


Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to discover the intricacies of project planning, including initiating, planning, and executing projects.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Create a project by diagramming business cases, project feasibility studies, and calculations of opportunity cost
  • Analyze the steps involved in project planning, such as resource management, work breakdown structure, and contingencies
  • Outline the creation and evaluation of project proposals
  • Assess management of time and cost on a project, risk management, procurement and resource leveling, and the creation of status reports
  • Formulate the metrics of project management, the procedure for closing a project and the compilation of a report, and post-project customer review
  • Estimate the cost of a project, the value of work, cost variance, efficiency, and cost control
  • Compare the variables in, and types of, supplier contracts and vendors
  • Evaluate team goals, objectives, and conflicts while comparing the benefits of virtual teams and methods of effective communication
  • Consider contemporary organizational designs, the functional structure, and the matrix structure
  • Appraise the methods and tools of system development, life cycles, development of a graphical user interface, application development, and project roles for system development
  • Analyze project management skills and ethical beliefs, including the evaluation of the organizational culture as described by the Project Management Institute (PMI)

General Topics:

  • Project management fundamentals
  • Initiating a project
  • Planning a project
  • Project cost planning and budget
  • Tools for project planning and management
  • Project proposals
  • Creating contracts with vendors
  • Executing a project
  • Monitoring and controlling a project
  • Closing a project
  • The project team
  • Project management organizations and certification
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials