Earn your project management degree online at Southern New Hampshire University and gain the knowledge and skills you need to manage and execute projects on time, on budget and within scope. This project management concentration builds on the BS in Operations Management degree, providing students an opportunity to focus on effectively applying the knowledge and techniques needed to execute and manage projects in almost every industry, including manufacturing and services.
If you enjoy the rewards and challenges of managing people and processes, this project management degree online is the right fit for you. You'll learn effective communication skills, creative and analytical problem-solving strategies, and the vital role that project management plays in moving a company forward.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's in operations management at SNHU include:
The project management degree online concentration will prepare you for a career as a project coordinator or program manager in professional, scientific and technical services, as well as manufacturing, finance and insurance. According to the Project Management Institute®, the number of project management jobs in the healthcare industry alone will grow 30 percent by 2020.
As part of SNHU’s online operations management degree program, you can take QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification course, which will prepare you to take the PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management® exam. SNHU is a registered education provider of PMI, the world's largest project management member association. This designation will help give you a competitive edge in the job market.
Coursework in the project management online concentration covers project contracting, procurement, estimating, scheduling and adaptive project management in various industries. Learn how to effectively lead a project team and quickly adapt to changes in business processes and goals in order to achieve results. In addition, you'll master the ins and outs of acquiring products, resources, services or results from outside the team.
This course introduces the student to mathematical techniques that may be used to aid decision-making. Topics may include linear programming, PERT, CPM, network analysis and others. Offered once a year.
This course examines continuous improvement tools and techniques used in problem solving supporting sustainable operations. Topics include lean techniques, quality management, TQM, JIT, and product experimental design.
This course focuses on manufacturing and service operations control and the importance of making operations decisions that support the long-term sustainability of organizations while meeting the needs of the customers. Students explore topics such as brand management, closed loop supply chains, competition, environmental management, safety and compliance, and social responsibility.
This course focuses on effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students are exposed to concepts and models important in supply chain planning with emphasis on key tradeoffs and phenomena. The course introduces and utilizes key tactics such as risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing.
This course focuses on contemporary topics in operations management. Examples of topics that will be explored included assessing and managing disruptive change, agile project management, automation, innovation, and technology trends.
This capstone course is an integrative course in which students synthesize their coursework and demonstrate how operations management acts as a strategic player in an organization. Students will have earned 15 credits in QSO prior to registration.
This course addresses the process of acquiring products, resources, services, or results from outside the project team. How to plan procurement management, conduct procurements, control procurements, and close procurements is covered.
Project managers are responsible for keeping projects on time, on budget, and within scope. This course reviews the critical processes of activity definition, resource estimating, and scheduling.
This course reviews cost and schedule control techniques that are integrated with project scope as well as overseeing a cost and schedule plan aligned to that scope. The importance of measuring a project's performance using Earned Value Management (EVM) is reviewed.
Adaptive project management recognizes the nature of changing business processes and goals and the need for iterative techniques to ensure business results are achieved. Agile frameworks including Scrum are reviewed.
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As modern organizations have become more complex, they have also become more project-driven. This course uses a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring and controlling the project. You will learn the methodologies and tools necessary at each stage for managing the projects effectively in terms of time, cost, quality, risk and resources.
This course teaches the five process groups and nine knowledge areas described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The course is designed to help students prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exam. However, it neither guarantees to help satisfy the eligibility requirements for taking the CAPM® certification exam nor ensures success on the CAPM® certification exam.
Free Elective Credits: 12
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
*Tuition rates are subject to change. Changes are generally implemented in June each year.
Additional Costs Books (course by course).
Students are responsible for providing their own internet access.
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