Project Management

Project Management
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership - Project Management Track
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Overview
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Project Management Overview

Take the lead with a track in Project Management

Project management is the art of planning, developing, measuring, and completing a unique project that satisfies a specific organizational goal. 

A project often begins as an idea with an undetermined plan of action. As a project manager, you will be involved with organizing and overseeing every aspect of a project as it relates to the overall goal. You will demonstrate a clear vision and execute a plan of action from start to finish while managing a team of people working together to achieve the same goal. As a project manager, you will be responsible for not only taking the lead, but also delegating tasks, setting a budget, achieving project objectives, and making sure the project concludes in a timely manner.

Project management is a valued occupation and is essential to the overall success of an organization. Successful project managers possess certain character traits that are in high demand. Top qualities of an effective project manager:

  • Excellent communicator
  • Decision maker
  • Leader
  • Creative
  • Composed
  • Ethical
  • Punctual
  • Visionary
  • Problem solver 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that management occupations should grow by a rate of approximately 8 percent by 2026, which will result in about 807,300 new jobs.

Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership with a Track in Project Management in as little as 2.5 years.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

33 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC101General Accounting3
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service3
BUS121Introduction to Business3
BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management3
BUS222Ethics in Business3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management3
BUS314Marketing Management3
BUS321Business Organizational Management3
BUS331Management Information Systems3
BUS460Leadership Capstone3
ECO202Microeconomics3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115Principles of Communication3
ENG110College Composition3
ENG120Advanced Composition3
HUM205Culture and Diversity3
MTH131College Algebra3
MTH140Statistics3
PHY120Physics3
PHY120LPhysics LAB1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220Positive Psychology3
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences Department page

Self-Integration

6 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS115Computer Applications3
COR090Career Orientation Seminar0
FOR110Essentials for Success3

Project Management Track Requirements

Project Management

13 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS227Operations Management3
BUS312Accounting for Business Decisions3
BUS328Business Process Improvement3
BUS472Applied Project Management3
BUS472LApplied Project Management Lab1
Electives – any course from BS BA and/or BS Leadership depending on prereq. General electives from other programs and school38
Program Description

ECPI University's project management track focuses on planning a project from start to finish with an emphasis on core competencies, quality control, and enhancing the customer experience through a collaborative organizational framework. Students will be given the opportunity to develop the skill set necessary to lead project teams while maximizing performance and minimizing risk, and use project management tools for different stages of projects.

With a track in project management, students should gain the knowledge to: 

  • Communicate in a professional environment.
  • Plan and lead projects.
  • Operate various project management tools and programs. 
  • Accomplish project objectives.
  • Apply knowledge of basic risk management.
  • Conduct reports and analyze data as it relates to the success of the organization.
Possible Career Track

What can you do with a track in Project Management? Potential career tracks include:

  • Certified Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Marketing Manager
  • Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • IT Project Manager
Outcomes

 

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to: 

  • Conduct organizational research and analysis.
  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to make strategic decisions.  
  • Demonstrate effective communication in a global environment.  
  • Apply ethical behavior and professional values. 
  • Develop an organizational community of learning and positive change.

Graduates of the BS in Organizational Leadership degree may find employment in a variety of industries. Possibly job titles include Human Resources Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader/Logistics Manager, and Operations Manager.

Management Concentration

The Management concentration allows students to gain a general background in organizational leadership with the ability to choose tracks and electives that focus on areas of interest related to their unique career paths.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to: 

  • Utilize advanced decision-making strategies appropriate for the managerial context.

Project Management Track

The project management track focuses on leading projects from start to completion.  Students will develop the skills set to lead project teams and will use project management tools to successfully manage the different stages of projects, including how to maximize performance and minimize risk.  Core competencies, quality control, and enhancing the customer experience through a collaborative organizational framework are emphasized.

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