Project Management (B.A., B.S.)

Newly added major available in fall 2022

Project managers are natural interpreters and connectors. They’re gregarious people who are equally comfortable working with a company’s visionary leadership and its on-the-ground doers. They help leadership understand those on-the-ground realities. And they help staff work together toward the company’s shared goals.

A degree in project management can lead to a variety of industries including finance, technology, construction and health care. According to the Project Management Institute, the median U.S. salary for project managers is $116,000.

Nebraska Wesleyan’s program is designed to give you the agility you need to do this complex work—and the adaptability to respond when projects go sideways.

Coursework for Project Management (B.A., B.S. 51 hours)

Academically equivalent, both bachelor’s of art and bachelor’s of science will fully prepare you for a career in digital marketing. If you choose to graduate with two majors, and one major is only offered as a B.A. or B.S., the second major should match the first degree.

By getting your project management degree from NWU, you will be prepared to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam, an industry-recognized professional certification.

Nebraska Wesleyan’s project management program features in-person courses enhanced with a selection of specialized online courses taught by national experts. Below is a list of project management courses required for this degree. 

Project Management required courses  

BUSAD 1650: Introduction to Project Management

According to a recent study of human resource managers, effective project management is one of the most coveted skills for new hires in the modern economy. This course will introduce you to the power of effective project management through two primary frameworks: waterfall and agile. You will also learn vital project-management concepts that can be applied to a wide range of industries and occupations. This online class has optional live sessions.

3 hours

BUSAD 2550: Project Planning

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 you’ll need to learn how to balance them in order to create a plan which is realistic and achievable. You will also learn how to leverage resources, and how to manage risk, quality, and stakeholder expectations to ensure project success. This online class has optional live sessions.

3 hours

BUSAD 3650: Project execution, Monitoring and Control, Implementation and Closure

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 requires conviction and trust in established processes and personnel. In either context, these are vital parts of a project’s success and are reflections of how future projects will be managed. This course covers project execution, monitoring/control, implementation/handover, DevOps, and project closure. This course is intended to finalize a student’s preparation for their project management practicum and internship.

3 hours

BUSAD 4250: Advanced Project Management Practicum

This course is intended as a culmination of a student’s work in the project management major. Students will work in groups to manage a simulated project from scope to completion, 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.

3 hours

 

Major requirements  
ACCT 1310: Principles of Accounting I 3 hours
ACCT 1320: Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
ECON 1530: Macroeconomic Principles 3 hours
ECON 1540: Microeconomic Principles 3 hours
BUSAD 2000: Principles of Marketing 3 hours
BUSAD 2300: Business Communication 3 hours
BUSAD 2500: Principles of Management 3 hours
BUSAD 2700: Business Law I 3 hours
BUSAD 3300: Quantitative Methods 3 hours
BUSAD 3700: Financial Management 3 hours
BUSAD 4600: Business Ethics 3 hours

 

Statistics requirement - Choose ONE of the following  
BUSAD 2100: Business and Economic Statistics 3 hours
MATH 1300: Statistics 3 hours
MATH 3300: Mathematical Statistics I 3 hours
PSYC 2100: Psychological Statistics 3 hours
SOC 2910: Social Statistics 3 hours

 

Math requirement - Choose ONE of the following  
MATH 1100: College Algebra 3 hours
MATH 1400: Pre-Calculus 3 hours
MATH 1450: Finite Mathematics 3 hours
MATH 1500: Calculus for Management, Biological, and Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1600: Calculus I 3 hours

 

Capstone  
BUSAD 4800: Strategic Management 3 hours