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PRM 6101 - Project Leadership Communications - 3 cr.
Examines the role of leadership and leader communications within the organizational and project environments. Foundational concepts related to projects, project management, and the role of the project manager are presented. Oral and written communications will be studied to show how effective communications are integral to the success of the function of an organization and its projects. Topics include an introduction to project management, leadership and communications theories and practice, evaluating project leadership and leader communications, team and ethical leadership and collaboration within teams, and effective project communications skills.


PRM 6110 - Project Essentials: Risk, Quality, Procurement, & Stakeholder Management - 3 cr.
Examines the project management knowledge areas of integration, risk, quality, communication, stakeholder, and procurement management. Students will learn the primary initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing activities associated with each knowledge area. Specific hands-on exercises will be utilized to provide students with direct experience related with project integration, risk, quality, communication, stakeholder, and procurement management activities.

Prerequisite Course: CIS 6101


PRM 6115 - Project Essentials: Scope, Schedule, Cost, & Resource Management - 3 cr.
Examines the project management knowledge areas of scope, schedule, cost, and resource management. Students will learn the primary initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing activities associated with each knowledge area. Specific hands-on exercises will be utilized to provide students with direct experience related with project scope, schedule, cost, and resource management activities.

Prerequisite Courses: PRM 6101, PRM 6110


PRM 6119 - Strategic Decision Making - 3 cr.
An examination of the methods used to make informed and ethical strategic decisions. The course provides a review of qualitative and quantitative methods applied to the decision making process. Topics include goal setting, systems thinking, cost-benefit analysis, contingency planning, decision trees, risk assessment, and decision evaluation.


PRM 6225 - Advanced Practices in Project Management I - 3 cr.
The first of a two-part course sequence in advance project management practices. This course is an in-depth study of advanced methods, techniques, and tools used for managing projects during the initiating and planning processes.


PRM 6234 - Advanced Practices in Project Management II - 3 cr.
The second of a two-part course sequence in advance project management practices. This course is an in-depth study of advanced methods, techniques, and tools used for managing projects during the execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing processes.

Prerequisite Courses: PRM 6110, PRM 6115, PRM 6225


PRM 6242 - Emerging Topics in Project Management - 3 cr.
An exploration of the current emerging trends and innovations in project management. Students identify, evaluate, recommend, and discover ways to implement new methodologies and technological innovations within the project management field.


PRM 6556 - Organizational Change Leadership - 3 cr.
A study of projects in the context of the organization. Students will apply the project portfolio management approach to view projects in terms of contribution of value to the organization. The course also provides an in-depth discussion on the methods used to ensure projects deliver effective and enduring change.


PRM 6567 - Global & Cultural Competency - 3 cr.
Exploration of the business, cultural, and economic environments of organizations and societies. Students are provided with an awareness and appreciation of the similarities and differences of cultures across the globe and the means to effectively and ethically operate in the global environment.

Prerequisite Course: CIS 6101


PRM 6586 - Leading Global & Distributed Teams - 3 cr.
An in-depth study on leading project teams whose members exist in multiple locations and in locations across the world. The course provides insight into effective communication and management of distributed teams and discusses effective practices for motivating, guiding, and evaluating project teams.

Prerequisite Course: CIS 6101


PRM 6777 - Special Topics - 0-3 cr.
Special Topics.


PRM 6795 - Research and Writing - 3 cr.
An examination of the research process designed for students preparing for the Capstone Project. Using scholarly and professional literature, students will identify current problems facing organizations and propose potential solutions. Topics include topic selection, research methodologies, scholarly writing, APA formatting, library research, evaluation of scholarly and professional literature, and the process of giving and receiving effective peer review feedback. The course will result in the creation of a project proposal for the Capstone Project.


PRM 6800 - Captstone Project I - 2 cr.
Working with an assigned project advisor, the students begin the work to complete the capstone project. The project synthesizes knowledge of course materials within their respective program. The project consists of the identification of a business problem and corresponding research questions, extensive research of the problem domain, development of a solution based on the findings from the research, and a detailed implementation plan. (16 weeks).


PRM 6900 - Capstone Project II - 2 cr.
Working with an assigned project advisor, students complete the remaining work on the Final Applied Project by synthesizing a solution to the defined business problem. The course concludes with an approval, publication, and oral presentation of the Final Applied Project. (16 weeks)

Prerequisite Course: PRM 6800