MBA in Project Management - Curriculum

Take Project Management Classes on Your Schedule

The project management classes that make up the on-campus and online MBA Project Management degree program at Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Business focuses on how to lead a project from start to finish. From defining the scope of the project to developing a timeline to identifying costs and resources, you’ll learn about the processes and strategies for successfully hitting the goals of any big project.

Southern New Hampshire University’s on-campus and online MBA in Project Management is an affordable 39-credit-hour program offered throughout the year. Because you are not required to take the GMAT or GRE, you can begin taking project management classes, as well as core MBA classes, at the start of the next available session. You can earn your MBA on-campus or online in just 15 months if you attend full time and successfully complete project management classes and the core MBA classes listed below.

For students seeking PMI certification, you must take the QSO 645 Project Management for PMP® Certification course in order to satisfy the educational requirement needed to take the PMP exam.

Project Management MBA

QSO-640: Project Management
This course includes the study of concepts, tools, and practices of project management. The course adopts a managerial process approach to Project Management, which consists of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the project. Major topics will include project scope, project time, project cost, project quality, project risk, project resources, project communications and how to be an effective project manager. Cases are utilized to integrate the learning in the course and provide decision- making experience for the student.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
QSO-680: Seminar in Project Management
Project management is a core skill in today's fast-moving business environment. Project managers are required to manage complex, time- pressured projects and programs using advanced tools and techniques for maximum effect. Through this course, the students will learn advanced methods to initiate, plan and control projects. They will gain experience planning complex projects using both manual and PC-based tools.
Prerequisites:
QSO-640

Select One of the Following:

QSO-520: Management Science through Spreadsheets
This is an application-oriented course that will provide students with a working knowledge of the most commonly used Management Science/Operations Research techniques such as linear programming, integer programming, goal programming, nonlinear programming, network modeling, queuing theory and simulation. The students will learn how to combine the power of the management science and spreadsheets to model and solve a wide variety of business problems.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510
QSO-620: Six Sigma Quality Management
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the design and implementation of quality control and improvement systems. It is an introduction to current quality management approaches, statistical quality control and quality improvement techniques. ISO-9000 also will be discussed. Case studies and the use of computer technology will be integral to the course.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510 or QSO-530
QSO-630: Supply Chain Management
This course analyses the role and activities of those involved in supply chain management decision making. It emphasizes the importance of transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management, development of customer service standards, and procurement in the design and operation of supply and distribution systems. The importance of information systems and the internet in supporting such activities is also discussed. Special attention is given to the close working relationships with managers in other functional areas including information systems, marketing, and international operations.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510
QSO-645: Project Management for PMP Certification
This course teaches the following concepts contained in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013: the five process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing), the ten knowledge areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, Procurement, and Stakeholder), process inputs and outputs, process tools and techniques, and professional and social responsibilities. The course is designed to help students prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. The course satisfies the educational requirement of 35 hours of project management education for the PMP exam. However, it does not guarantee success on the PMP exam (PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.).

Core Courses

The 10-course online MBA core was developed to help students succeed in today's competitive and diverse business environment. It focuses on providing the functional skill set and broad knowledge base to help you develop practical business strategies and make you a more effective leader.

ACC-500: Managerial Accounting
Students in this course study the accumulation of accounting information. The internal use of accounting for management planning, control and decision-making is emphasized. Background preparation: 6 credit hours of accounting or equivalent. Note: ACC 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if ACC 510 has been completed.
Prerequisites:
MBA-503
ECO-500: Managerial Economics
Managerial economics involves applying economic theory and using the tools of decision science to examine how an organization can achieve its objectives most efficiently in the face of constraints. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics or equivalent.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510, MBA-501 and MBA-502
FIN-500: Financial Management
This course is a study of financial decision- making in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
Prerequisites:
ACC-500, ACC-510 or ACC-550 and MBA-502
INT-610: Multinational Corporate Environment
This course is a survey of economic, social and political relationships among and within nations, and their impacts upon corporations that operate in an international context.
IT-500: Information Technology
This course focuses on the many ways information technology is incorporated within contemporary organizations and used to achieve a competitive advantage in the national and international marketplace. The interrelationships between information technology, management and organizations are emphasized. Management of the system development process and the tools and methods used to produce quality information systems also are studied. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in information technology or equivalent. IT 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if IT 510 has been completed.
MBA-700: Strategic Management
This course includes the application of learned skills and the testing, distillation and integration of insights gained from previous courses and other sources.
Prerequisites:
FIN-500, OL-500, QSO-510 and IT-500
MKT-500: Marketing Strategies
This course is a study of the activity by which organizations discover consumer and other organizations' needs and wants, and then provide satisfaction through a mutually beneficial relationship. Students will explore the topics of selecting a target market, conducting marketing research, and designing product, price, promotional, and distribution strategies through the development of a marketing plan.
OL-690: Responsible Corporate Leadership
Students investigate the nature of the environments in which business enterprises conduct their operations in order to determine the actual and desirable levels of attentiveness and responsiveness of business managers to the relationship between the enterprise and society.
QSO-510: Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in statistics, or the equivalent.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
QSO-600: Operations Management
This is a study of the concepts of production and operations and of a variety of methods and techniques used in their management. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510

Foundation Courses

Some students may be required to take foundation courses as prerequisite work for some of the more advanced online MBA material. Students with business related undergraduate degrees are typically exempt from most foundation courses. In most cases, students choosing the elective track are able to apply the credit hours from their foundation courses against the elective requirements.

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MBA-501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
MBA-502: Economics for Business
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
MBA-503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
This course is designed to help future business leaders across all functional areas appreciate and understand the rules and regulations, processes and procedures, and significance of financial accounting statements and reports. It provides a balanced presentation between how statements are prepared and, more importantly, how to analyze these statements and footnotes to assess a company's performance within the industry and management's performance within a particular company. New government regulations have made the integrity and quality of financial accounting information everyone's responsibility. This course will help future business leaders conduct better internal audits, improve forecasts and valuations, and make better management decisions.
MBA-610: Business Law
This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property and business organizations. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in business law or the equivalent.
OL-500: Human Behavior in Organizations
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
PMP®, CAPM® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute Inc.

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