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
- 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
- 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.
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
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|ACC101||ACC101 General Accounting||3.00|
|BUS102||BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service||3.00|
|BUS121||BUS121 Introduction to Business||3.00|
|BUS222||BUS222 Ethics in Business||3.00|
|BUS303||BUS303 Organizational Leadership and Management||3.00|
|BUS321||BUS321 Business Organizational Management||3.00|
|BUS331||BUS331 Management Information Systems||3.00|
|BUS460||BUS460 Leadership Capstone||3.00|
|HRM211||HRM211 Introduction to Human Resources Management||3.00|
|MKT214||MKT214 Marketing Management||3.00|
|Credit Hour(s) total||33.00|
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|CAP480||CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone||3.00|
|COM115||COM115 Principles of Communication||3.00|
|ENG110||ENG110 College Composition||3.00|
|ENG120||ENG120 Advanced Composition||3.00|
|HUM205||HUM205 Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities||3.00|
|MTH131||MTH131 College Algebra||3.00|
|PHY120L||PHY120L Physics LAB||1.00|
|PSY105||PSY105 Introduction to Psychology||3.00|
|PSY220||PSY220 Positive Psychology||3.00|
|Credit Hour(s) total||31.00|
*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.