Program Details

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

A Closer Look at Project-Management Careers

The Role

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

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Project Management, your classes can 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....

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  • 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 Incl...

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  • 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 discu...

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ACBSP

AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations, except for Technology Management and Fashion Marketing, are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Healthcare Management and Master of Healthcare Management degree programs are not accredited by ACBSP.

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