Project Managers are among some of the highest-paid professionals in the United States. However, there is a dramatic gap in project-oriented role training. The Project Management major can prepare students for a role in these high demand positions.
Along with a rapidly evolving business environment, driven among other things by digital transformation, traditional project management is also changing in various ways. The Project Management Major will prepare students to operate in a ever-changing business environment. While understanding the basics of project management you will also learn about the complex organizational environments in which projects operate, different project approaches that can be applied depending on the context, and an overview of the impact of technology on the project manager role. These skills will equip you to apply judgement to adapt to changing circumstances.
Day in the life of a project manager: Planning, organizing, scheduling, directing, controlling, and finishing projects. May include hiring and managing subcontractors and staff as well as preparing and submitting budgets.
- Strong business communication skills
- Project-based learning
- Understanding the core Project Management philosophies - agile and waterfall
- Project-planning skills
- Personnel management skills
- Team management skills
- Use of project management tools
- Risk assessment skills
- Critical and systems based thinking
- Programming skills preferred - especially in Python