Project Management Minor

Below is the coursework required to minor in project management. For an overview of this program, see Business Degrees.

Requirements 15 hours
Project Management Minor (15 hours)
BUSAD 1650 Introduction to Project Management* 3 hours
BUSAD 2550 Project Planning* 3 hours
BUSAD 3650 Project Execution* 3 hours
BUSAD 4250 Advanced Project Management* 3 hours
COMM 4200 Conflict Resolution or BUSAD 3600 Negotiation 3 hours

*These courses are offered remotely via NWU’s partnership with a Consortium. The partnership allows students to earn NWU credit for specific courses. Classes are designed by top academics and industry leaders, vetted by NWU, and taught by experts in the field.

 

 

BUSAD 1650 Introduction to Project Management (3 hours)

This course will introduce students to the power of effective project management through two primary frameworks: waterfall and agile. Students will also learn vital project-management concepts applicable to a wider range of industries and occupations. This course is an online class offered through the Lower Cost Models Consortium. The class has optional live sessions.

BUSAD 2550 Project Planning (3 hours)

Any successful project starts with a plan. This course provides students with a deep understanding of project planning. Projects are a series of tradeoffs between scope, cost, and time, so students will need to learn how to balance them to create a realistic and achievable plan. Students will also learn to leverage resources and manage risk, quality, and stakeholder expectations to ensure project success. This course is an online class offered through the Lower Cost Models Consortium. The class has optional live sessions.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 1650 Introduction to Project Management.

BUSAD 3600 Negotiation (3 hours)

This course presents the fundamentals of business negotiation, strategies and tactics of a variety of negotiation styles and contexts, in addition to, individual differences and negotiation across cultures. Negotiation principles are analyzed through readings, cases, class discussion, presentations, and guest speakers. Application of these principles is provided during the course through a variety of negotiation exercises.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

BUSAD 3650 Project Execution (3 hours)

In today's fast-paced work environment, no project proceeds from beginning to end without encountering unforeseen challenges, and the changing scope, priorities, or context of a project may require various adjustments. Additionally, project implementation and closure require conviction and trust in established processes and personnel. In either context, these are vital parts of a project's success and reflect how future projects will be managed. This course covers project execution, monitoring/control, implementation/handover, DevOps, and project closure. This course intends to finalize students' preparation for their Project Management Practicum and Internship. This course is an online class offered through the Lower Cost Models Consortium.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2550 Project Planning.

BUSAD 4250 Advanced Project Management (3 hours)

This course is intended to culminate a student's work in Project Management. Students will work in groups to manage a simulated project from scope to competition, encountering and overcoming challenges and complications along the way. This course will also provide students with an overview of the product life cycle, governance, and other topics to help contextualize project work. This course is an online class offered through the Lower Cost Models Consortium.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 3650 Project Execution.

COMM 4200 Conflict Resolution (3 hours)

This course focuses on constructive individual and group interaction by providing practical strategies for handling complex interpersonal dynamics. Class content weaves theory with skill building to help students explore the nature of conflict and a range of approaches to resolving differences. Students will discover what influences problem solving and decision-making through the application of negotiation, communication, and perceptual skills.
Offered in the Adult Undergraduate program only.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

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