Create ambitious goals and get results. With a specialization in Project Management at Ashford University, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to plan and execute successful projects. If you choose to specialize in project management, you will be able to support your degree with courses that include topics like quality assurance, procurement management, and integrated cost and schedule control. Expand your degree today with a specialization in Project Management through Ashford University. Your specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information.
Specialization for Graduate Degrees
The three (3), three (3) credit courses of the Project Management Specialization combined with a master’s degree helps graduates realistically achieve even their biggest goals. Topics like project planning and life-cycle management, procurement, operations management, scheduling, and financial analysis are taught often including the latest in project management software and technology. Common career prospects for individuals with a specialization in Project Management may include corporate managers, business developers, and project managers in industries like information technology and manufacturing.
Degrees Offering the
This course introduces students to the art and science of project management as applied to different types of project situations. Topics such as project life-cycle management, project organizations and leadership, project team building, RFPs, proposals and contracts, techniques for project scope definition, work definition, estimating, scheduling, risk management, control and closeout, the project management methodology, and PM software are covered.
BUS 612 Advanced Project Procurement
This course emphasizes a hands-on approach to using project management knowledge areas to facilitate scheduling, estimating, tracking and controlling the schedule and costs of the project. A project baseline will be set so that actual schedule and cost variances can be compared to the project baseline and corrective actions can be developed to address the variances. In this course students will learn about the legal, ethical, and fiscal considerations in procurement and contracts. Students will examine ways of identifying, evaluating and mitigating risk in scheduling, cost control, contracting and procurement.
BUS 697 Project Management Strategy
This course focuses on application of managerial approaches necessary to align significant projects with organizational strategy. It examines and discusses how firms determine business benefits and project feasibility, report progress, and measure project quality while communicating with key organizational stakeholders. Emphasis is placed on Earned Value Management techniques and achieving project progress and technical performance of the project.