Description of Courses

PMSU offers top-quality certificate and master’s degree programs in project management, program management, and information technology. Our programs and curricula are designed to equip students with the state-of-the-art skills for employment in any industry, private and public. PMSU believes that to be a competitive and productive workforce in a rapidly changing labor market in the 21st Century requires advanced training in these transformative fields, continuous learning, and applying innovative solutions to emerging project, program, and IT management challenges.

GM530 - Managerial Decision-Making-3 credit hours

This course explores decision-making from the perspective of managers who must decide how to allocate scarce resources under uncertainty. Combining qualitative and quantitative information is emphasized. Topics include framing decision problems, establishing evaluation criteria, determining trade-offs, constructing decision trees, estimating probabilities and risk, and taking responsibility for consequences. The roles of judgment, intuition, and heuristics in decision-making are explored. Students research a practical application of decision analysis. No prerequisite.

GM533 - Applied Managerial Statistics-3 credit hours

Applied Managerial Statistics stresses the practical use of statistics in collecting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data. Both descriptive and inferential techniques are covered. No prerequisite.

GM545 - Business Economics-3 credit hours

Business Economics provides a basic understanding of managerial economics and the impact of the economic environment on business decision-making. The course develops micro- and macroeconomic topics, with emphasis on marginal analysis, and supply and demand considerations. No prerequisite.

GM550 - Managerial Communication-3 credit hours

Managerial Communication emphasizes communication Potencies. That helps ensures business success. Students learn how to write effective, persuasive, and negative messages; conduct business research, analyze information, and write a business proposal or report; deliver an effective oral presentation with visual aids, and create corporate training materials. Also addressed are group dynamics, intercultural communication, media relations, and ethics. No prerequisite.

GM588 - Managing Quality-3 credit hours

Managing Quality focuses on the quality function and its implementation, cost, and management in both the manufacturing and service industries. The course provides students with a set of quality concepts and tools, and knowledge required for their application in quality planning, improvement, and control. No prerequisite.

GM591 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior-3 credit hours

This course examines inter- and intrapersonal dynamics as they affect the achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of organizational behavior concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, organizational communication processes, leadership, power, authority, team building, and organizational development. Managing change in a complex domestic and international environment is also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for systematically examining organizational behavior. No prerequisite.

GM570 - Managing Conflict in the Workplace-3 credit hours

Students in this course review core concepts and theoretical frameworks to develop practical skills for preventing and managing workplace and personal conflict, and for learning effective tools for resolving disputes. Topics include the nature of the conflict, conflict styles, communication, conflict dynamics, conflict intervention strategy and tactics, and third-party intervention.
Case studies are used. No prerequisite

GM583 - Operations Management-3 credit hours

Operations Management focuses on concepts, methods, and techniques required for directing and controlling processes that convert resources into goods and services. The course develops an integrated methodology that results in meeting the needs of both internal and external customers. Topics include the development of an operations strategy, demand forecasting and management; capacity planning and master scheduling; inventory planning models; purchasing and materials management; and facilities development and maintenance management. Service sector applicability to operations management principles is a central theme throughout the course, as is an introduction to e-commerce principles. No prerequisite.

GM533 - Applied Managerial Statistics-3 credit hours

Applied Managerial Statistics stresses the practical use of statistics in collecting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data. Both descriptive and inferential techniques are covered. No prerequisite.

GM520 - Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business-3 credit hours

This course introduces students to the legal, political, and regulatory controls that define, promote, and limit business practice opportunities. Fundamental interactions of law, politics, ethics, and corporate social responsibility are emphasized. Topics include business and the legal system; foundations of business ethics; the constitution and business; regulatory and administrative agencies; regulation of private business conduct; the employer-employee relationship; formation and performance of contracts; ownership and control of the business; antitrust, trade practices and consumer protection; land use and environmental protection; and the legal environment of international business. No prerequisite.

MBA573 - Project Controls and Tracking Project Progress-3 credit hours

This course examines human resources, communications, risk
management and procurement activities that are necessary for the successful
completion of a project. It emphasizes that controlling and tracking progress
is essential to project success. Students will investigate a wide range of
related topics, including Staff, acquisition and team development, Communications
planning and information distribution, Risk identification and quantification, Procurement
and contract administration.

Students will add detailed plans and controls for human resources, communications, risk, and Procurement to their previous project plan (from MBA572) or a new project plan of their choice. Prerequisites: MBA 571, MBA 572, and MBA574

GM588 - Managing Quality-3 credit hours

Managing Quality focuses on the quality function, and its implementation, cost and management in both manufacturing and service
industries. The course provides students with a set of quality concepts and tools, and knowledge required for their application in quality planning, improvement and control. No prerequisite.

PM587 - Advanced Program Management-3 credit hours

This course examines how managers plan, budget, schedule, and control multi-project programs within an organizational context. The importance of project teams and human resource management in the process is addressed.
Topics include the role of projects in organizations; alternative organizational systems; program planning, budgeting, monitoring, control, and management methodologies; team management and leadership; legal and ethical issues; conflict identification and resolution; and advanced applications of project management software. Prerequisite: PM586

PM591 - Sustainability Project Management-3 credit hours

 Sustainability Project Management. This course introduces

the concept of infusing business projects with a sustainability dimension.
Processes, tools and techniques for sustainability project management are
explored in the contexts if general management and project management. No
prerequisite

PM592 - Project Cost and Schedule Control-3 credit hours

 Project Cost and Schedule Control. This course stresses the need for project managers to understand and apply advanced tools and techniques in developing and managing project financial plans. Topics include cost and
benefit estimation; project financial analysis; budgeting; resource allocation;
sensitivity analysis; project metrics; and project cost and schedule control using earned value management systems.

PM595 - Project Risk Management-3 credit hours

 This course explores various ways to identify, analyze and mitigate the full range of project risks. Coursework also explores the six risk
management processes outlined in Project Management. Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
Guide: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. Using a practitioner approach, students learn risk management techniques by applying them to problems in case studies.
Prerequisites: GM533 and PM586

PM598 - Contract and Procurement Management-3 credit hours

 This course examines processes through which goods and  services are acquired in the project management environment. Topics include
contract and procurement strategies; legal issues; contract pricing alternatives; technical, management and commercial requirements; RFP development; source selection; invitations to bid; bid evaluation; risk assessment; and contract negotiation and administration. No prerequisite

PM598 - Contract and Procurement Management-3 credit hours

  This course examines processes through which goods and  services are acquired in the project management environment. Topics include contract and procurement strategies; legal issues; contract pricing alternatives; technical, management and commercial requirements; RFP development; source selection; invitations to bid; bid evaluation; risk assessment; and contract negotiation and administration. No prerequisite.

PM592 - Project Cost and Schedule Control-3 credit hours

  This course stresses the need for project managers to  understand and apply advanced tools and techniques for developing and managing project financial plans. Topics include cost and benefit estimation; project financial analysis; budgeting; resource allocation; sensitivity analysis; project metrics; and project cost and schedule control using earned value management systems. Prerequisites: AC505 or FI504, and IS581 or PM586

PM586 - Project Management Systems-3 credit hours

Project Management Systems. With an emphasis on planning, this course introduces project management fundamentals and principles from the standpoint of the manager who must organize, plan, implement and control nonroutine activities to achieve schedule, budget, and performance objectives.
Topics include project life cycles, organization and charters; work breakdown structures; responsibility matrixes, as well as planning, budgeting, and scheduling systems. Planning and control methods such as PERT/CPM, Gantt charts, earned value systems, project management software applications, and project audits are introduced. No prerequisite

M605 - Advanced Project Management Practices and Professional Exam Preparation-3 credit hours

This course examines current topics in the project management field and provides a comprehensive review of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Topics may include global project management, leadership, virtual teams, and project information systems. Also, the PMBOK knowledge areas and process groups are covered in preparation for Project Management. Professional certification exam administered by the Project Management Institute.

PM600 - Project Management Capstone-3 credit hours

Students in this culminating course, intended to be taken as the last course, integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout the MPM program. Students develop, design, and present a project; plan and justify the project; meet performance, schedule, and budget requirements; adjust for unplanned occurrences; and provide status reports. Prerequisite: successful completion of all other program core and MPM program-specific courses before registration.

GM591 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior-3 credit hours

This course examines inter- and intrapersonal dynamics as they affect the achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of organizational behavior concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, organizational communication processes, leadership, power, authority, team building, and organizational development. Managing change in a complex domestic and international environment is also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for systematically examining organizational behavior. No prerequisite

GM550 - Managerial Communication-3 credit hours

Managerial Communication emphasizes communication competencies that help ensures business success. Students learn how to write effective, persuasive, and negative messages; conduct business research, analyze information, and write a business proposal or report; deliver an effective oral presentation with visual aids, and create corporate training materials. Also addressed are group dynamics, intercultural communication, media relations, and ethics. No prerequisite.

GM592 - Leadership in the 21st Century-3 credit hours

  By examining contemporary cases and articles, and applying critical thinking, students in this course explore leadership theories, concepts and behaviors to improve their leadership and executive competencies. The course is especially relevant for students who are currently team leaders, managers or executives, or who aspire to leadership positions. The course includes a strong personal learning component through self-assessment and developmental planning. No prerequisite.

MBA571 - The Project Management Framework-3 credit hours

  This course introduces project management as a discipline, examines the context of projects, and differentiates between projects and  operations. It explains the lifecycle of a project and presents a framework for project planning and integration. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relationships
between project management and other management disciplines
Project
phases, lifecycles, and influences
Project
processes, planning, and implementation
Changes
in project scope, schedule, costs, quality and risks 

MBA571 - The Project Management Framework-3 credit hours

This course introduces project management as a discipline, examines the context of projects, and differentiates between projects and operations. It explains the lifecycle of a project and presents a framework for project planning and integration. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including Relationships between project management and other management disciplines Project phases, lifecycles, and influences, Project processes, planning, and implementation, Changes in project scope, schedule, costs, quality, and risks

MBA572 - Planning Projects to Manage Outcomes-3 credit hours

This course focuses on defining the shape and size of a project, establishing a project timeline, setting a budget, and ensuring the quality of the resulting product or service. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including Project scope and activity definition, Schedule development, resource planning, Cost budgeting and control, Quality planning, and assurance

MBA573 - Project Controls and Tracking Project Progress-3 credit hours

This course examines human resources, communications, risk management, and procurement activities that are necessary for the successful completion of a project. It emphasizes that controlling and tracking progress is essential to project success. Students will investigate a wide range of
related topics including:

Staff acquisition and team development,
Communications planning and information distribution, Risk identification and quantification, Procurement and contract administration.

AC505 - Managerial Accounting Managerial Accounting-3 credit hours

AC505 focuses on developing, interpreting, and applying accounting information for managerial
decision-making. The course stresses using financial information within
organizations for understanding and analyzing activities and operations. Students
learn linkages between accounting information and management planning through
cost analysis (including activity-based costing), operational and capital budgeting,
and performance measurement. Prerequisite: FI504 or PA504

AC530 - Accounting Ethics and Related Regulatory Issues-3 credit hours

This course examines core values such as ethical reasoning; integrity, objectivity and independence; and processes for ethical decision-making. Current state, national, and international regulatory developments are addressed. Case studies and analyses focus on concepts of professional responsibility and values, legal requirements, and codes of professional conduct related to the accounting profession. Prerequisite: AC505

AC556 - Budgeting-3 credit hours

Budgeting addresses managers’ need to understand the goals, technical procedures, and effects of budgeting. The course provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to budgeting – from the details of preparing the many schedules that compose a master budget to fundamental managerial issues affected by the profit planning and control process. Prerequisite: AC505

PM584 - Managing Software Development Projects - 3 credit hours

This course examines the knowledge, strategies, and techniques needed to manage software
product development. The course helps students develop skills managers need to
create – and successfully execute – plans for software development. Topics
include software project development processes; software development standards;
project planning, scheduling and control strategies; risk assessment and
mitigation; team building, and managing technical personnel. Prerequisites:
IS525 (or equivalent) or IS535, and PM586

PMT 100 - Project management theory 1.0

This course examines the basis, category, characteristic, component, and criteria of good and virtuous or scientific theory. Students will build skills in critical thinking, understand hypothesis, proposition-including necessary and sufficient conditionality-, paradigm, model, how to contribute to theoretical development, and other concepts or views that not constitute a scientific theory. The course explores trilogy, reductionism, instrumentalism, realism, idealism, issues involved in translating theory into practice. Prerequisites: PM587, PM595, PM586, PM605.

PMT 200 - Project management theory 2.0

The course will review the literature relevant to PM theory, its components and discuss whether PM theory satisfies the requirements of a
good and virtuous theory. Students will explore an understanding of what project and program managers do in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, how and why project unusually fail, game-changing approaches to
improving project delivery performance in a consistent and measurable pattern,
and critique existing PM theories and methodologies considering the impact of
globalization, projectification, and programification. Students will compare
modern and classical PM theory and microcosmic and macrocosmic perspectives of
the PM theory. Prerequisites: PMT1.0, PM587, PM595, PM586, PM605.

MBA571 - The Project Management Framework-3 credit hours

  This course introduces project management as a discipline, examines the context of projects, and differentiates between projects and  operations. It explains the lifecycle of a project and presents a framework for project planning and integration. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relationships
between project management and other management disciplines
Project
phases, lifecycles, and influences
Project
processes, planning, and implementation
Changes
in project scope, schedule, costs, quality and risks 

MBA571 - The Project Management Framework-3 credit hours

This course introduces project management as a discipline, examines the context of projects, and differentiates between projects and operations. It explains the lifecycle of a project and presents a framework for project planning and integration. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including Relationships between project management and other management disciplines Project phases, lifecycles, and influences, Project processes, planning, and implementation, Changes in project scope, schedule, costs, quality, and risks

MBA572 - Planning Projects to Manage Outcomes-3 credit hours

This course focuses on defining the shape and size of a project, establishing a project timeline, setting a budget, and ensuring the quality of the resulting product or service. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including Project scope and activity definition, Schedule development, resource planning, Cost budgeting and control, Quality planning, and assurance

MBA573 - Project Controls and Tracking Project Progress-3 credit hours

This course examines human resources, communications, risk management, and procurement activities that are necessary for the successful completion of a project. It emphasizes that controlling and tracking progress is essential to project success. Students will investigate a wide range of
related topics including:

Staff acquisition and team development,
Communications planning and information distribution, Risk identification and quantification, Procurement and contract administration.

AC505 - Managerial Accounting Managerial Accounting-3 credit hours

AC505 focuses on developing, interpreting, and applying accounting information for managerial
decision-making. The course stresses using financial information within
organizations for understanding and analyzing activities and operations. Students
learn linkages between accounting information and management planning through
cost analysis (including activity-based costing), operational and capital budgeting,
and performance measurement. Prerequisite: FI504 or PA504

Project Management University at-a Glance

About Project Management Solution University (PMSU)?

PMSU is an auxiliary organ of Global Project Consulting Group and the Project Management Solution Research Institute. PMSU certificate and master’s degree program curricula prepare students to become knowledgeable employees and a high-power productive workforce. PMSU believes that full knowledge of and application of project management can dramatically reduce the ineffective use of human and material resources, time mismanagement, sluggish budgetary process, and financial mismanagement in a long term.

PMSU Mission?

To educate and train a high-performance workforce through the application of the project, program, and IT management time-tested concepts, templates, and ISO standards.

PMSU Vision?

To prepare students with the skill set required to build and manage the 21st Century physical capital and IT infrastructure worldwide.

PMSU Programs?

Master’s degree study programs in business management, project management, and program management. Certification study programs in project, program, and information technology Workforce development, mentoring, and training programs.

Program Benefits?

PMSU students will gain a deeper understanding of the theoretical & practical applications of project and program integration, scope, time, cost, quality, resources, communication, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management.

Enrollment

PMSU programs are ideal for students and practitioners across industries. This includes but not limited to business management, construction, education, government, pharma, transportation, engineering, healthcare, agriculture, and business. Any high school graduate students who have worked in any public or private organizations for over six months can enroll in the certificate programs.

Requirements

Admission is opened to students who have acquired a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any recognized university or college and passed the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). GMAT or GRE is a standardized exam that is often required for admission to graduate programs globally.

Certification Programs

A+, Network+, MCP, CAPM, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, PMI-ACP, CPMP, PgMP, IPMA Level A, PMI-SP, IPMA Level B, CSM, CompTIA Project+ certification, Microsoft Project Server, Visio Professional certification, MOS, Managing Microsoft SharePoint.

PMSU Method

 Live/pre-recorded lectures
 Industry-experienced faculty
 Onsite/ online tutorials
 E-activities and discussion forums
 Interactive engagement
 Onsite/virtual teams
 Mediated technological and project-based learning (PBL) methodologies
 Students explore, manage, and deal with real-world issues individually and collectively.
 E-books and online resource & library
 24-hour technical support

Graduation Requirement

Number of courses

10

30 credit hrs.

Core Courses

04

12 credit hrs.

Elective Courses

02

06 credit hrs.

Total

16

48 credit hrs.

Learning Philosophy

PMSU academic programs are designed to serve the needs of learners to help them achieve their educational goals, lead richer lives, and shape the futures of their organizations and communities.

Program Theme/Module

1st Year

1st Year

Trimester

Module/Theme

1st

Project, program principles, concepts, and contexts

2nd

Behavior in project and program management

3rd

Project and program planning and control

4th

Project leadership and governance

2nd Year

Trimester

Module/Theme

5th

Program value, risk, and decision making

6th

Strategic information, project, and program

7th

International business, project, and program

8th

Research in projects and organizations

PMSU Faculty

PMSU will hire faculty who have at least 5 years of teaching experience or ten years of professional experience in their field of study, earned a terminal degree, and contributed at least ten publications or presentations of scholarly work in their field of study. Once hired, PMSU assesses faculty members frequently through such instruments as the End-of-Course Student Survey, an annual Peer Appraisal, an annual Self Appraisal and an annual appraisal conducted by the Chair of Faculty Development.

Master of Project Management Programs

The Master’s Degree Programs are designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skill set expected of project managers in any field. The course content is mapped to the internationally recognized Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide).

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