MBA527 Project Management Syllabus (1).doc

The five competency areas of the concordia university

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potentially lose significant points. • The five competency areas of the Concordia University MBA program listed below will be addressed: • ethical and spiritual development • numeracy • communication • problem solving • cultural understanding 1
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Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course students will be able to: • Understand how project management is an important tool in the operation of any business or organization. • Describe the key considerations of any project and the importance of project management in an organization. • Explain the selection of projects and their priorities in an organization. • Understand the project life-cycle, the project management life-cycle, functionalized, matrix and projectized organizations and the characteristics of each, and the group dynamics, selection, conflict resolution and management of project teams. • Define project scope, the importance of controlling scope, and the project manager’s role(s) and the different types of project managers. • Engage in the planning process, create a Work Breakdown (WBS) structure, and demonstrate the uses of PERT and CPM Networks, the Gantt Chart and other project tools. • Explain why a project audit is critical to project success.
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