13032 Project Management for Business Administration

Credits: 3 graduate credits in Business Administration / Operations Management

Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in Business Administration

The course is based on selected chapters from Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling (11th ed.), by H. Kerzner (John Wiley, 2013), and includes MS Project software that supports project management applications.

The course acquaints students with the framework for professional project management planning and control. It presents a wide range of managerial topics enabling students to understand all aspects of project management, placing strong emphasis on methods and models used to plan projects and oversee their implementation. The course also provides understanding of the role of the project as part of the organization’s business strategy.

Topics: Project management – definitions and concepts; Organizational structures; Organizing and staffing the project office and team; Management functions; Planning; Network scheduling techniques; Project graphics; Learning curves; Pricing and estimating; Cost control; Trade-off analysis in a project environment; Risk management; Managing cultural differences; Critical chain project management; Modern developments in project management.