MPA 561 Project Management

This course introduces the techniques used to plan, manage, and complete projects. It distinguishes project management from general management and examines the principal concepts and methods that have been developed to manage projects successfully: defining project objectives; the Critical Path Method; application of Lean/Six Sigma and other quality techniques; team building and conflict resolution; allocation of resources human, physical, and financial; uses of probability to assess project time lines; and project control through budgeting. The course also covers the general principles of Management Science and Systems Theory giving students an understanding of how models can be used to improve the quality of management decision making. PREREQUISITE(S): None