Learn the elements of project contracts, the purpose for each and how they should be managed from an owner/client's and contractor's perspective. Conducted in a workshop/seminar environment, the course places heavy emphasis on student participation. Instruction includes lectures, class discussions, and individual and team projects.
|Attendance and Participation||10%|
|Homework (Team Evaluation)||10%|
|Team Project and Presentation||40%|
Study the interpersonal and managerial skills necessary to promote and support project management. You explore individual styles in management, whether working alone or as part of a project management team. You engage in simulated projects to determine what leads to project success or failure. The course covers approaches to conflict resolution, strategies for team building, and power and politics in project management.
The course examines interpersonal style as it affects leadership, motivation, employee empowerment, team membership and dynamics, conflict resolution, power and politics, and problem solving in project management. Using various behavioral science self-assessments and team exercises, you have the opportunity to assess the relative impact of different leadership styles as they affect the human factors implicit in project management.
|Final Essay Exam||20%|
As technology integration and competitive complexity increase, so do project lead times. To stay competitive, companies have sought to shorten infrastructure project completion by effectively managing projects. In this course, you learn three important aspects of project management:
The course relies on a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework, in which the project life cycle is divided into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlling and learning. Within the framework, you learn theories, methodologies and tools for each aspect of the process. By the end of the term, you are able to adapt and apply the framework and tools to effectively manage projects in an organization. The material in the course is divided into five major sections: Project Organization, Project Planning, Project Monitoring, Project Control and Project Learning.
|Individual Assignments and Quiz||20%|
The central aspect of international business involves negotiation—the establishment of the terms under which a business transaction will take place. Negotiation involves techniques, procedural steps, tactics and strategy as well as an understanding of power and influence. International negotiation involves a further factor—the role of culture. Culture has an impact on how negotiations are conducted and what behaviors are and are not acceptable. In this seminar, international business students will acquire an understanding of the negotiation process and their personal and cultural approach to being a negotiator. This course will present a practical and positive approach to effectively negotiating all kinds of real-life situations.
|Oral Presentations and In-Class Casework||50|
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Proper management plays a crucial role in the efficient execution and completion of projects. This introductory course—a step-by-step explanation of the project management process that also reviews the differences between theory and practice—leads to the development of a solid project plan. The process is applicable to programs and projects in such diverse fields as finance, research and development, engineering, biotechnology and construction. Discussions include the functional, project and matrix environments in which project managers work. Emphasis is on practical tools and techniques—such as Work Breakdown Structure, Network Diagrams and Critical Path Method—that are used in the preparation of a project plan. This course provides building blocks for more advanced topics such as planning and controlling, and risk management.
This course is intended to provide the basic concepts and techniques associated with project management.
|Participation and Attendance||10%|
|Project Plan/Team Project||30%|
This course is designed to provide project managers, senior executives, CEOs and members of corporate boards with a clear understanding of the strategic advantage gained through the implementation of quality concepts. This course applies a new paradigm to organizational leadership that gives stakeholders the best possible products and services at the lowest possible costs. It covers a way of thinking that focuses on systems and processes, variation, psychology and continuous learning.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to:
|Individual Leadership Papers||20%|
|Individual Learning Matrix Folder||20%|
|Individual Implementation Paper||20%|
|Final Team Project Presentation||20%|
|Attendance and Participation||5%|
Prepare to focus on practical methods for completing difficult projects. Compared with project work done in the past, all projects today are risky; they are more time constrained, pose greater technical challenges and rarely have adequate resources. However, there are techniques for dealing with project risk that can help you recognize and manage potential problems. Throughout the course, examples show you how to apply these ideas to your projects.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
|Team Dynamics (Peer Evaluation)||10%|
|Group Case Study||20%|