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Project and Program Management
Managing projects and programs brings together the hard skills of planning, estimating and budgeting with the soft skills of negotiation, conflict management, influencing and effective communication. It requires an integrated understanding of business functions and concerns at multiple levels of corporate operations, and involves the interdisciplinary study of management, leadership and technology.
This program in the Division of Graduate Professional Studies prepares students already working in project management for assignments of increasing complexity and responsibility. It also provides a significant advantage to those wishing to advance into the field of project management.
The program curriculum is consistent with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and related standards published by the Project Management Institute. Credit-bearing courses in the program qualify for professional development units (PDUs) needed for practitioners studying for or maintaining their project management credentials (30 PDUs per course).
Graduates with a Master of Science in the Project and Program Management are prepared to:
Initiate, plan, execute, control, evaluate and close out projects in a way that assures the delivery of the negotiated scope and quality level while meeting time and budget constraints.
Effectively communicate the project/program status, issues, expectations and risks, both verbally and in writing, to project and program stakeholders.
Demonstrate how projects contribute to an organization's ability to realize its strategic goals and business benefits.
Exercise management and leadership skills in the conduct of programs and projects of various size, scope, and complexity that may be international in nature.