College of Business & Management
Project Management Specialization
Project managers make companies more competitive by enabling them to operate faster and more efficiently. When you earn your business degree with a specialization in Project Management, you'll find our experiential learning methods bring the real world into the classroom. As a result, you'll stay abreast of the most current technology and project management processes. Upon graduation, your project management career responsibilities could include cost estimates, budget project management, cost control, risk assessment, bid negotiation and contracts, and performance reporting.
A specialization in Project Management at DeVry University coordinates Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) areas with the program and course objectives. The Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Center (GAC) distinction confirms DeVry University's project management curriculum meets PMI's rigorous standards, which includes an assessment of the program's objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, on campus and online resources, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management.
Follow a career track in Project Management by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor's degrees from DeVry University:
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Enrollment and Graduation Data
Available for all of DeVry and Keller's PMI GAC accredited programs.
Project Management Courses
When you specialize your business degree in Project Management, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:
- Advanced Cost Management – Fostering students' abilities to present information to management as part of the decision-making process, this course addresses resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting, and cost control, as well as activity-based costing, pricing strategies, and profitability. Other topics include current approaches to cost control such as life cycle costing and just-in-time (JIT).
- Total Quality Management – Exploring methods of process control and acceptance sampling, this course presents quality procedures and concepts for enhancing goods, services, and the entire business environment. Probability and statistical concepts as well as a total quality system are covered.
- Business Systems Analysis – This course employs current techniques to analyze business systems and activities and solve problems. By honing interviewing skills, navigating group dynamics, and developing process flows, data flows, and data models, students learn to identify, define, and document business processes and problems, and to develop solutions.
- Contracts and Procurement – From planning, solicitation, and source selection to contract administration and closeout, this course examines processes required to acquire goods and services in order to meet project requirements. In addition to exploring contract law, contract types, invitation to bid, bid evaluation, and contract negotiations, students employ current approaches to determine what to procure, and document requirements and bid evaluation criteria.
- Human Resources and Communication in Projects – Providing an in-depth look at a project manager's roles and responsibilities, this course focuses on directing and coordinating human resources and links among people, ideas, and information necessary for project success. Topics explored include team building, organizational structure, communication planning, information distribution, performance reporting, and conflict management.
To learn more about required and elective Project Management courses as well as those for the related business degree program you are interested in, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.