School of Business
School of Business

Project Management and Administration - Project Management and Administration Option, Construction Option, and Information Technology Option (Residence Program): Bachelor of Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Course Descriptions

BU3110 Business Negotiation | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines topics in business negotiation, such as general contracts, labor agreements and sales contracts. Students will use standard scenarios to practice developing settlements that are fair for all parties involved in a negotiation. Prerequisites: BU1110 Introduction to Business or equivalent or PM3110 Introduction to Project Management or equivalent, FN2640 Fundamentals of Finance or equivalent or FN3140 Accounting and Finance for Business or equivalent

BU3315 Quantitative Analysis | 4.5 credit hours

This course focuses on mathematical methods used in decision making. Topics include linear programming, queuing theory, transportation method and working under conditions of uncertainty to make choices that improve business outcomes. Students will use software to practice solving business problems. Prerequisite: MA3110 Statistics or equivalent

EN3220 Written Analysis | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course introduces theories and principles of critical and creative thinking with the goal of analysis and production of comprehensive written documents. Focus is on critically evaluating ideas and arguments. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

FN3140 Accounting and Finance for Business | 4.5 credit hours

In this course, students will analyze the cost structure and timing of cash flows in a business, and use the budget and financial performance of the business as the basis to evaluate the attractiveness of its capital investments.

HU4640 Ethics | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

This course introduces fundamentals of, and differences in, the morals and rules of conduct among individuals. Focus is on the identification and analysis of a variety of theoretical moral constructs and their application to individual and personal behavior. Prerequisite: EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent

MA3110 Statistics | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include probability and probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Prerequisites: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

MG4650 Team Leadership | 4.5 credit hours

In this course, through case studies, scenarios and simulations, students will study leadership perspectives as applicable to the role of team manager. Topics include methods to motivate team performance, managing a project team and evaluating team success. Prerequisite: MG3250 Trends in Leadership or equivalent or PM4530 Management of Global Projects or equivalent

PM3110 Introduction to Project Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores the discipline of project management. Topics include characteristics and phases of a project, the project life cycle, project process groups, project knowledge areas and project standards. Students will compare project management to program management.

PM3220 Project Communication and Documentation | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores a variety of project documents, project communications and the management of multiple projects within the same time period. Students will prepare and analyze primary project documents, such as project management plans, requirements documents and baselines, and will study different forms of project communications. Prerequisite: PM3110 Introduction to Project Management or equivalent

PM3225 Project Management Tools and Techniques | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces tools and techniques used in project management. Topics include defining project scope, identifying and tracking project risks, and evaluating, controlling and closing a project. Project management software is used to develop an integrated project plan and create a project work breakdown structure and schedule. Prerequisite: PM3110 Introduction to Project Management or equivalent

PM3320 Project Cost and Budget Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines the importance of cost management in executing a project plan and incorporates the elements of mid-course changes and cash flow management. Topics include cost estimation, creating a realistic baseline, evaluating project performance and presenting project benefits to the customer. Prerequisite: PM3110 Introduction to Project Management or equivalent

PM3325 Project Quality Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course provides an applied review of quality principles related to projects. Topics include problem solving tools, such as flow charts, checklists, cause and effect diagrams, and audit techniques to assess compliance with company-documented processes. Prerequisites: MA3110 Statistics or equivalent, PM3225 Project Management Tools and Techniques or equivalent

PM3420 Procurement and Contract Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines the preparation and analysis of a project procurement plan, following guidelines described in the PMBOK® Guide. Topics include logistics, ethics, closure and administration of the procurement process, including required documentation. Prerequisite: PM3225 Project Management Tools and Techniques or equivalent

PM4530 Management of Global Projects | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores the management of multi-cultural, multi-national projects. Topics include leading virtual meetings and building trust and cooperation among teams that have different work standards. Prerequisite: PM3225 Project Management Tools and Techniques or equivalent

PM4620 Project Risk Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines the process of assessing and managing risk in a project. Topics include developing a project risk management plan, identifying and documenting risk in a project, performing qualitative and quantitative risk analyses, planning risk responses and applying PMBOK® and PMI® standards to a project. Prerequisites: MA3110 Statistics or equivalent, PM3225 Project Management Tools and Techniques or equivalent

PM4799 Project Management and Administration Capstone Project | 4.5 credit hours

This is a project course, designed to combine elements of courses in the program, in which students develop and present a formal, detailed and comprehensive project management plan. A formal written document and presentation are required. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 171 credits earned in the program of study

PY3150 Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces psychological theories from behavioral, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Students apply the skills of critical thinking, observation, information gathering and analysis to practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

SC4730 Environmental Science | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

This course explores the issues of environmental science using an integrative approach against a political, geographic, cultural and economic backdrop. Through hands-on and virtual labs and applied problem sets, students will study the impact humans have on the environment and the costs and benefits of mitigating the impact. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

SP3450 Social Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course is a survey of theories and research concerned with how individuals behave in social constructs, and how they influence and are influenced by other people. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

SS3150 Research Methods | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces a step-by-step approach to conducting research. Topics include scientific reasoning, applying critical thinking principles to assess validity and reliability in research, and production of research-based documents. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA3110 Statistics or equivalent or MA3310 Calculus I or equivalent

 
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