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Business Administration (B A)

B A 421 Project Management (3) Introduction to Project Management covering all phases of a project including proposal development, planning, execution, and closing.

B A 421 Project Management (3)

BA 421 is designed to provide the fundamental skills necessary for success in the business environment. BA 421 is one of a series of courses that collectively develop the the skills and competencies necessary for business administration students.

BA 421 is designed to provide students with the fundamental understanding of the Project Management Book of Knowledge that defines the standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI) which is the professional credentialing body of the discipline. This introductory course in project management covers all phases of a project, including; proposal development, planning, execution and closing.

The course will also explore the application of the Theory of Constraints to project management, and will use project management software to demonstrate and reinforce class concepts. The software will also be instrumental in the execution of a business project.

By the end of the proposed new course, students should be able to:
• Identify the role of the project manager within organizations and projects.
• Understand the Processes and Procedures needed to Plan and Control a Project.
• Recognize the options available as well as the inherent strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
• Define the project scope and priorities.
• Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and integrate it with the organization.
• Estimate and interpret project times and costs.
• Construct project networks and find critical paths.
• Understand and Implement Activity Precedence Logic
• Identify, assess and respond to project risks.
• Schedule project resources and evaluate resource constrained projects.
• Differentiate between the options to accelerate project completion.
• Use Microsoft Project Management Software as a skilled tool for Project Management.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: B A 321 orB A 322

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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