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Project Management Graduate Courses
Click on any course title below to read its description. Courses offered in the upcoming semester include a schedule, and are indicated by a label to the right of the title.
Visit bu.edu/summer to see the Project Management courses offered this summer or to register for Summer Term. To plan for Fall 2013, browse the course listings below—fall registration starts April 16.
MET AD 642 Project Management
The course examines the concepts and applied techniques for cost effective management of both long-term development programs and projects. Project management principles and methodology are provided with special focus on planning, controlling, and coordinating individual and group efforts. Key topics of focus include overview of modern project management, organization strategy and project selection, defining a project and developing a project plan and scheduling resources, project risk analysis, work breakdown structures, and project networks. MS Project will be introduced in this course to provide hands-on practical skills with the above topics. Mastery of key tools and concepts introduced in this course provides a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. [ 4 cr. ]
|C1||IND||Greiman||CAS 223||W||6:00 pm – 9:00 pm|
|C2||IND||Greiman||CAS 226||W||12:30 pm – 3:30 pm|
MET AD 643 Project Communications Management
To succeed in project management, you must be a strong leader and an effective communicator. This course examines the current philosophies of leadership as applied to project management and identifies various styles of communication and conflict resolution. Through case studies and various exercises, you will develop enhanced leadership, communication, conflict management, and negotiation skills. [ 4 cr. ]
|A1||IND||Leybourne||PHO 202||M||6:00 pm – 9:00 pm|
|BNR||IND||Applewhite||U||8:00 am – 3:30 pm|
MET AD 644 Project Risk and Cost Management
This course introduces the art and science of project risk as well as continuity management and cost management. Managing the risk of a project as it relates to a three-part systematic process of identifying, analyzing, and responding is examined through actual case studies. Students learn how to manage the components of a project to assure it can be completed through both general and severe business disruptions on local, national, and international levels. Students learn the process of cost management, early cost estimation, detailed cost estimation, and cost control using earned value method. Students study in depth the issues of project procurement management and the different types of contracts for various scope scenarios. [ 4 cr. ]
|BCP||IND||Watson||U||8:00 am – 3:30 pm|
|BHA||IND||Reichel||S||8:30 am – 4:00 pm|
MET AD 646 Program Management
Programs and projects deliver benefits to organizations by enhancing current capabilities or developing new capabilities for the organization to use. This course will provide a detailed understanding of program management and will present concepts that promote efficient and effective communication and coordination among various groups. Students will understand PMIÂ® program management processes and use tools that automate and enforce processes for managing scope changes, risk, quality, issues, schedules, resources, releases, and costs. You will learn how to design a program and manage program costs, risk, and communication within the context of Project Portfolios. This course is targeted to senior executives, portfolio managers, program managers and their team members, members of a PMO, customers/stakeholders, educators, and consultants. This course introduces processes and knowledge areas from three new PMI standards: Program Management standard, OPM3, and Portfolio Management. [ 4 cr. ]
|BHH||IND||Siegel||S||8:30 am – 4:00 pm|
MET AD 647 Program Monitoring and Evaluation
This is a comprehensive course on evaluation, covering in-depth program evaluations and performance monitoring. Students will also understand project interdependencies and determine the optimal pacing for a program to enable appropriate planning, scheduling, executing, monitoring, and controlling of the projects within a program in the future. It covers evaluation methods that will be useful at various levels of government and in nonprofit organizations. This course will help project and program managers, analysts, consultants, educators, and managers in government, nonprofit, and private institutions to assess program results and identify ways to improve program performance. Other topics include: logic modeling; evaluation for small nonprofit organizations; assessing and improving planning, implementation and effectiveness; evaluation methodology and models; using evaluation tools and applications to assess factors linking projects under one program and provide the best allotment of resources between those projects; monitor complex, multi-project programs, and drill into current project details; enable collaboration and stakeholder alignment throughout a project life-cycle. 4cr. [ 4 cr. ]
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