Project Management

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership - Project Management Track

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 important.
Top qualities of an effective project manager:

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

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.

Project Management 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

Project Management Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected 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. Possible 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 expected 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.

Project Management Curriculum

Program Requirements

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences Department page.

*Includes 38 Credit Hours in various electives.

*Electives - any course from BS BA and/or BS Organizational Leadership depending on prerequisite. General electives from other programs and schools.

Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.