Strategic project management is an essential component in the success of any organization. The project management degree at CCU is designed to train students in all aspects of managing high level projects, including strategic management, organizational leadership, project-based teamwork, risk management, budget analysis, and project planning, scheduling and controlling. The curriculum is based on real world business situations, giving students practical, hands-on experience that is applicable in their current work situation. In addition to equipping students with a marketable skill set, the project management program also challenges students to consider how personal ethics and values can impact their work. Three of the project management courses are graduate level, and are the same courses that make up the project management emphasis in the Master of Business Administration (MBA-PM) program in CAGS. Students can transfer those courses seemlessly into their MBA in project management should they so choose.
CCU’s Project Management program has been reviewed and approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI). CCU abides by PMI’s established quality assurance criteria. Students interested in obtaining a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification may apply 42 professional development units (PDUs) for each of the following courses:
In addition to courses required for the major, all students must complete a selection of General Education courses, see below.
Major coursework for the degree can be completed over four semesters. Classes are taught in seminar format. The degree coursework is enhanced with online Internet instruction that provides greater flexibility in completing assignments outside the classroom.
The Organizational Management in Project Management degree requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education (42 hours)
Major (36 hours)
Electives (42 hours)