Project Management Concentration (BSc.)
With increasingly competitive businesses environments, corporations are relying on project managers to achieve strategic goals through effective management of innovative solutions. To achieve this target, many organizations adopting business-based project management approach and methodologies to manage and deliver these solutions through projects. This triggered high demand for experienced project managers with knowledge in project management frameworks, lifecycles, processes, tools, and techniques.
A business degree with project management concentration will develop the competence of our graduates and equip them with required skills to plan, control, execute, and manage all project management attributes for successful delivery of the scope, in a timely manner and within budget. With such skills, our graduates are qualified to work in virtually all industries both in public and private sectors.
PMT 302: Management Information Systems (MIS)
Study the use of information systems in managing businesses. It provides knowledge, methodologies and approaches in adopting information systems and related technologies to align business operational needs with corporate business objectives. Furthermore, MIS study how the outputs of various management information systems from different operational units can be integrated to support business in identifying challenges, taking decisions, and achieving competitive advantage.
PMT 304: Operations Management
Study and exercise analytical skills to analyze business performance to develop efficient processes for operational effectiveness. It explains the importance of applying operations management in different contexts of service and production based organizations to reduce cost, improve quality and reliability, add flexibility and increase speed of operations. The course covers supply and value chain management related to operational challenges in today's competitive environments.
Prerequisite: MGT 101 Principle of Management, PMT324 Quantitative Methods for Business
PMT 310: Introduction to Project Management and Tools
Introduce general methodology to manage projects and the roles played by the project manager and the team for successful project completion. Key discussed concepts include work breakdown structures, scope, schedule, cost, and resources. The course explores the structure and various tools within Microsoft Project 2010 or Primavera and applies them to project management issues, which in turns help to develop appropriate hands-on experience in managing projects.
Prerequisite: MGT 101 Principle of Management
PMT 332: Operations management
This course aims to help students understand and apply the analytical concepts and tools for managing operations in the production of goods and services. The course will cover the critical operations management activities that include: forecasting, product design and quality, project management, capacity planning, facilities location, supply chain management, Lean Enterprise, and Total Quality Management.
PMT 361: Logistics and Supply chain Management
This course provides a detailed examination of the complex dimensions of logistics and its role within the supply chain management context. The course critically discusses logistics concepts such as procurement management, order management, warehousing, facilities location. It also provides an overview of logistics information management and transportation systems
PMT 423: Industry Project
This courses exposes students to the dynamics of applying research methodologies to investigate challenges local industries face. In general, students select a project that involves operational issues of business such as quality, performance improvement, innovation, logistics and business process integration. Applied research project management skills are developed, with the following deliverables required: proposal, data collection, data analysis, and report write-up.
Prerequisite: PMT 332
PMT 404: Advanced Project Management
Extend the knowledge gained from PMT310 to understand and effectively lead business projects integrated with different knowledge areas using best known framework with distinct phases of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring, Controlling, and Closing. The course emphasizes the business focus and effective management of stakeholders in alignment with business goals and objectives. Modern techniques and approaches are analyzed to achieve these goals and sustain business alignment.
Prerequisite: PMT 310 Introduction to Project Management and Tools
PMT 440: Quantitative Methods for Project Managers
Develops an understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to quantitatively solve key project management issues for informed decision making. The importance of probability and statistical thinking coupled with use of appropriate mathematical techniques are emphasized and utilized. The techniques discussed include PERT, CPM, decision tree, earned value management, expected monetary value, probability-impact analysis, and Six Sigma.
Prerequisite: PMT 404 Advanced Project Management