Master's in Project Management

On-Campus Course Schedule for Summer 2021

While the SCS campus remains closed, on-campus classes will continue to be held remotely. These courses usually run during their regularly scheduled time and are held in synchronous sessions conducted via Zoom. Students should work with their academic advisors to develop course schedules that meet their academic and personal needs.

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MPPM-735-20

Agile PM Fundamentals

The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management Fundamentals. The course not only teaches students how to manage projects with an adaptive approach, but also allows students to understand the differences and similarities between agile and traditional project management. Throughout the course, students acquire the essential knowledge on agile values, principles, practices, tools, and benefits of applying a lean-agile approach to Project Management. The course also provides students with the tools necessary to select an adequate approach to project management while considering degree of uncertainty and complexity. Through simulations and demonstrations of agile concepts, students gain experiential learning and acquire essential Agile PM skills to operate in an agile setting. By the end of the course, students can apply insights on how to blend linear, incremental, and iterative approaches in a traditional, agile, or hybrid environment.

  • Course #: MPPM-735-20
  • CRN: 17031
  • Instructor: Sone, S.
  • Dates: Jun 21 – Aug 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon/Wed 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPPM-900-40

Capstone

The Capstone course is to be completed in the final term of the program and provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the program by producing a substantial piece of work under the tutelage of an industry advisor and program faculty. Projects are aligned with students’ chosen areas of interest. Students have the opportunity to present their work to industry professionals for review and feedback. Each student receives assistance in devising a strategy to support the topic of interest, consistent with the course goals, by semester’s end. Classroom assignments and lectures also focus on preparing students for successful project management careers after they graduate from the program.

Note: This course requires an additional 180 minutes of instruction.

  • Course #: MPPM-900-40
  • CRN: 16618
  • Instructor: Michael Fanning
  • Dates: May 24 – Aug 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM

MPPM-650-20

Execution & Delivery

This course explores the last three phases of the project lifecycle—execution, monitor and control, and closing. Students gain a deeper understanding of project execution, including the monitor and control component. Students also learn how to utilize real-world scenarios and/or project management simulation software to build the project deliverables; control the project delivery, scope, costs, quality, and risks; and manage issues. The course also teaches students about successful project closure, including winding down the project by releasing staff, handing over deliverables to the customer, and completing a post-implementation review.

  • Course #: MPPM-650-20
  • CRN: 18200
  • Instructor: Stanton, T.
  • Dates: Jun 21 – Aug 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon/Thu 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM

MPPM-570-20

Project Initiation & Planning

The course provides an in-depth examination of the project initiation and planning phases of the project management lifecycle. Students are introduced to the requirements involved in completing a feasibility study, starting up the project, documenting a business case, and ultimately gaining project approval and funding. Students also learn how to effectively provide terms of reference, appoint the project team, set up project procedures, and construct a detailed project management plan. In applications, plans and priorities always change with the evolving business environment, so students also learn the importance of adaptability in project planning. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to determine what is needed within a business case to justify and plan a project, including a return on investment (ROI), a preliminary budget, and a schedule. The coursework aligns with the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

  • Course #: MPPM-570-20
  • CRN: 18188
  • Instructor: Lepore, D.
  • Dates: Jun 21 – Aug 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon/Wed 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM

MPPM-520-10

Project Mgmt Fundamental

This course provides an overview of the project management lifecycle and associated processes. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental project management concepts and learn how to develop a project charter, components of a project management plan, a work breakdown structure (WBS), and a risk management plan. Assignments include the creation of a communications management plan, a realistic schedule, a change management plan, and an on-the-job action plan. Participants learn what is required to monitor and report project statuses, as well as how to successfully close out a project and capture the value of lessons learned. Note: Students who have a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in good standing have the option to waive the Project Management Fundamental course. Approved students will instead complete a three-credit elective course.

  • Course #: MPPM-520-10
  • CRN: 18198
  • Instructor: Reed, M.
  • Dates: May 24 – Jul 17, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon/Wed 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM

MPPM-640-10

Strategic Management

This course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of strategic management in organizations across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, focusing on the linkage between strategy, programs, and projects. All key aspects of strategy and strategic planning are addressed as a means of developing and communicating a formula for the organization’s success. Programs and projects are then presented as the essential means for executing that formula, especially, but not limited to, those that comprise new initiatives in the organization. The course demonstrates how effective programs and projects align with the organization’s strategy and integrate across organizational boundaries to bring resources to bear to solve problems and achieve enterprise goals and objectives. The course also examines the vital role of communication and change management in the alignment and integration process, and the criticality of measurement to evaluate progress and direct further actions.

  • Course #: MPPM-640-10
  • CRN: 18199
  • Instructor: Corso, J.
  • Dates: May 24 – Jul 17, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue/Thu 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM

MPPM-640-20   Canceled

Strategic Management

This course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of strategic management in organizations across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, focusing on the linkage between strategy, programs, and projects. All key aspects of strategy and strategic planning are addressed as a means of developing and communicating a formula for the organization’s success. Programs and projects are then presented as the essential means for executing that formula, especially, but not limited to, those that comprise new initiatives in the organization. The course demonstrates how effective programs and projects align with the organization’s strategy and integrate across organizational boundaries to bring resources to bear to solve problems and achieve enterprise goals and objectives. The course also examines the vital role of communication and change management in the alignment and integration process, and the criticality of measurement to evaluate progress and direct further actions.

  • Course #: MPPM-640-20
  • CRN: 18619
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jun 21 – Aug 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings: