School of Business
School of Business

Project Management and Administration - Project Management and Administration Option, Construction Option, and Information Technology Option: A 14-Quarter Bachelor of Science Degree
Arlington, TX Campus

Course Descriptions

EN3220T 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: EN1420T Composition II or equivalent, SS3150T Research Methods or equivalent

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HU4640T 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: EN3220T Written Analysis or equivalent

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MA3110T 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: EN1320T Composition I or equivalent, MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent

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MG4650T 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: MG3250T Trends in Leadership or equivalent or PM4530T Management of Global Projects or equivalent

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PM3110T 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.

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PM3140T Systems Analysis | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores information systems infrastructure at an enterprise level. Topics include identifying business requirements for information systems solutions, evaluating effectiveness of IT processes, design, analysis and implementation issues in information systems, and infrastructure capacity and capability. Prerequisites: NT2640T IP Networking or equivalent, NT2670T Email and Web Services or equivalent

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PM3220T 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: PM3110T Introduction to Project Management or equivalent

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PM3225T 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: PM3110T Introduction to Project Management or equivalent

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PM3320T 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: PM3110T Introduction to Project Management or equivalent

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PM3325T 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: MA3110T Statistics or equivalent, PM3225T Project Management Tools and Techniques or equivalent

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PM3420T 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: PM3225T Project Management Tools and Techniques or equivalent

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PM3440T Project Management for Information Technology | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines the characteristics of IT-specific projects. Students will study a variety of approaches to managing IT projects. Prerequisite: PM3140T Systems Analysis or equivalent

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PM4530T 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: PM3225T Project Management Tools and Techniques or equivalent

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PM4540T Managing Software Development Projects | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores basic principles of software development project management. Students will study a variety of software development methods and models. Focus is on application of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to project planning and management. Prerequisite: PM3440T Project Management for Information Technology or equivalent

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PM4620T 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: MA3110T Statistics or equivalent, PM3225T Project Management Tools and Techniques or equivalent

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PM4795T Project Management and Administration Information Technology Option 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 including PM4540T Managing Software Development Projects or equivalent

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PY3150T Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course explores psychological theories from behavioral, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Students apply skills of critical thinking, observation, information gathering and analysis to practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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SC4730T Environmental Science | A 4.5 credit hour Social 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: EN1420T Composition II or equivalent, MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent

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SP3450T 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: EN1420T Composition II or equivalent, SS3150T Research Methods or equivalent

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SS3150T 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: EN1420T Composition II or equivalent, MA3110T Statistics or equivalent or MA3310T Calculus I or equivalent


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Tiffany Edwards
Business Administration
Bachelor of Science

Graduated 2009
Fort Wayne, IN

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