Program Details

Program Outline

Learn how to devise creative solutions that can help solve unexpected problems as they arise throughout the course of a project’s life cycle while acquiring the skills and knowledge to complete projects on time and within specified budgets.

We can help you learn to:

  • Lead and manage diverse teams within an organization
  • Perform risk assessments
  • Develop and use Gantt Charts, CPM and PERT techniques
  • Create a project plan that includes cost, scheduling and risk assessment

General Education

BUSN 125Applied Business Mathematics

4.5

COMP 101Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ECON 220Microeconomics

4.5

ECON 224Macroeconomics

4.5

ENGL 106English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107English Composition II

4.5

HUMA 205Art Appreciation

4.5

HUMA 215Topics in Cultural Studies

4.5

PRES 111Presentation Essentials

4.5

 

SCIE 206Biology

4.5

SCIE 207Biology Lab

1.5

SCIE 210Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211Environmental Science Lab

1.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours:58.5

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours:36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205Principles of Accounting I

4.5

BUSN 105Introduction to Business

4.5

BUSN 150Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4.5

MKTG 205Principles of Marketing

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18

Upper Division Core

ACCT 310Managerial Accounting

4.5

BUSN 311Quantitative Methods and Analysis

4.5

FINA 310Financial Management

4.5

MGMT 310Management and Leadership of Organizations

4.5

MGMT 315Survey of Human Resource Management

4.5

MGMT 305Management Information Systems

4.5

Total Credit Hours:27

Specialization

Project Management

BUSN 310International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

4.5

MGMT 333Materials Planning

4.5

MGMT 340Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

4.5

MGMT 412Project Management

4.5

MGMT 430Production Planning and Quality Management

4.5

MGMT 435Project Cost and Time Management

4.5

MGMT 440Managing Project Risks and Opportunities

4.5

MGMT 475Contracts and Procurement

4.5

MGMT 499Program Capstone

4.5

Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

This course presents the ethical and legal issues of business including contracts, agency law and investor protection.

Materials Planning

This course takes an in-depth look at the planning and control of material flow and production activities in a manufacturing organization. Topics Include: forecasting, sales and operations planning, demand management, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, production execution and just-in-time systems.

Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

This course examines principles of team building and conflict resolution. Methods of building cohesive teams and diffusing confrontation will be discussed. Students will also explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from a diverse workforce.

Project Management

This course explores principles of project management to gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including human resources management, communications management, scope management, quality management, scheduling/time management, cost and resource management, risk management, contract/procurement management and project integration.

Production Planning and Quality Management

This course focuses on Production planning and Quality in decision making. Emphasis is laid on forecasting aggregate production planning, capacity planning, materials requirement planning, scheduling, advanced techniques and approaches in modern production planning and control for designing manufacturing, quality and service systems.

Project Cost and Time Management

This course examines the essential initiatives to effectively manage the scheduling and budget of a project. This course will enable students to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects to ensure cost effectiveness, project time management, and techniques for estimating, forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, analyzing and reporting costs and interpreting the meaning of earned value data.

Managing Project Risks and Opportunities

This course will provide students a conceptual framework of managing risks that threaten projects and how to develop a risk management plan. The course will provide a review of basic project risk management concepts and processes.

Contracts and Procurement

This course examines the legal environment and various challenges of managing modern supply chain organizations. It also reviews the concepts of contract law and examines government procurement and common civil procurement practices. The course includes information about negotiation tactics and strategy, ethical work environments and legal compliance. It builds upon the students' knowledge of basic legal terms and provides an understanding of contracting and procurement activities within a global supply chain organization.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.

Management Information Systems

This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages.

Management and Leadership of Organizations

This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.

Financial Management

This course examines the key components of financial decision making: valuation and risk management. Students will examine the implications of forecasting, capital budgeting, working capital management, and project risk management.


Course content subject to change.

Career Paths

What’s it like to be a project manager?

At the core, a project manager is someone who has a strong foundation of organizational skills. But when you look deeper, you know how much more the job title demands. Project managers are, of course, responsible for all aspects of a project, from the planning to the execution, and finally to its conclusion. Project managers often spend their time:

  • Setting scope and budget for new projects
  • Creating timelines and assigning available resources
  • Developing project plans to guide the team
  • Communicating with team members and following up to keep the project on track
  • Tracking progress through a project and overcoming obstacles as they arise
  • Acting as a go-between where needed
  • Making sure all project objectives are met

Key Skills

What makes a good project manager?

A good project manager can give the employer and clients’ peace of mind that a project is being completed in the most efficient manner possible in regard to time, money and resources. A good project manager must work well and communicate effectively with the employer, the client, and the team in place to complete the project.

  • Scheduling
  • Contract management
  • Collaboration
  • Business process
  • Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC
  • Scrum
  • Procurement
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Mentoring
  • Process Improvement

Possible Career Paths

Where are project managers often used?

There are a number of fields that may now be searching for project management professionals to guide businesses through transitions, upgrades, or growth-related projects. Each of these fields offers unique opportunity to help, or lead a variety of projects from start to finish.

  • Construction, to help with the design and development of a project, find the proper contractors to carry out the work, and ensure that a project is completed on time and within the predetermined budget
  • Manufacturing, to help create and adhere to a timeline and budget while implementing new products or manufacturing processes
  • Engineering, working on software and systems development projects, and projects other various industries
  • Information Technology, working with companies to help them identify their needs, recognize changing business climates, and implement new approaches to keep their business competitive
  • Consulting, working across all the popular fields of project management from construction and manufacturing, to engineering and IT

Accreditation

AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Learn More

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your education meaningful in the marketplace.

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