Project Management Adv. Cert.

Project Management, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
PROF-710
Project Management
To address complex problems, it is essential to explore how different disciplines talk to each other. By engaging in acts of “translation,” disciplinary boundaries can be crossed to collaboratively and responsibly connect the ways disciplines frame and engage problems. The Salon will provide a venue for exploring how to think, talk, and work successfully across disciplinary boundaries. In our global society, graduates must think critically and ethically to assess complex interconnected systems and processes, perform in a variety of situations, and continually adapt within rapidly evolving technological and social environments. We will explore different disciplinary cultures and develop the translational skills required to understand how various disciplines converge on a given research problem. Salon themes include: Disciplinary World Making; Nature of Cognition & Consciousness; Conceptions of Science and Technology; Roles of Religion and Culture; Constructions & Interpretations of Time, Space & other Fundamentals; Chaos Theory; Disruption and the Creation of New Knowledge; Nature of Translation; and others. (This class is restricted to degree-seeking graduate students or those with permission from instructor.) Seminar 2 (Spring).
3
PROF-714
Agile Project Management
3
Second Year
 
Graduate Elective
3
Choose one of the following:
3
PROF-711
Advanced Project Management
 
PROF-712
International Project Management
 
PROF-715
Agile Leadership and Self Organizing Teams
 
PROF-716
Agile and Design Thinking
 
Total Semester Credit Hours
12

 

Graduate Electives

Course
PROF-711*
Advanced Project Management
PROF-712*
International Project Management
PROF-713
Program Management for Product and Service Development
PROF-715*
Agile Leadership and Self Organizing Teams
PROF-716*
Agile and Design Thinking
PROF-720
Individual Leadership Development
PROF-721
Leading and Developing Teams
HRDE-720
Theories of Organizational Development
As organizations undergo continual change, HR leaders play a pivotal role enabling their organizations to anticipate, plan, and profit from change. This course introduces the student to theories and practices of organization development and change leadership. Such leadership requires competencies of identifying and framing challenges, consulting with clients, researching solutions, creating, implementing, and evaluating action plans. Through study, practice, and application, students will gain knowledge and skills to foster change, innovation, and the adaptability of an organization. Lecture 3 (Spring).
HRDE-721
Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management
This is an introductory graduate-level survey course for organizational learning and knowledge management. The course will provide a broad overview of the concepts, practices, and challenges associated with learning in organizational contexts. Principles, techniques, and structures used to create, capture, store, value, distribute, and leverage knowledge to enhance organizational performance in continuously changing environments will be examined. Topics covered include types and nature of knowledge, levels of organizational learning, communities of practice, social and technological systems for capturing, storing, and distributing knowledge, valuation of knowledge assets, innovation and creativity, barriers to organizational learning, and knowledge as a source of competitive advantage. (Prerequisites: HRDE-710 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
HRDE-722
Talent Development
This course provides skills to develop, retain, and engage the best available talent required for current and future success. Students examine benchmark practices from all industry types to derive effective strategies for their own organizations, develop a human capital strategy development, and complete an integrated set of projects to implement selected components of the strategy. Lecture 3 (Fall, Summer).
HRDE-731
Team Process and Facilitation Skills
The ability to build a functioning team and then facilitate the group process ranks among the most critical competencies for HRD practitioners today. HRD practitioners are required to develop work teams and facilitate a variety of events from meetings and new employee orientations to training sessions. This course provides the HRD practitioner with the skills required to effectively develop teams, and plan for and facilitate a variety of events. Individuals in other disciplines will benefit from this course as well. (Prerequisites: HRDE-710 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
MGIS-715
Information Technology and Globalization
MGMT-740
Leading Teams in Organizations
This course examines why people behave as they do in organizations and what managers can do to improve organizational performance by influencing people's behavior. Students will learn a number of frameworks for diagnosing and dealing with managerial challenges dynamics at the individual, group and organizational level. Topics include leadership, motivation, team building, conflict, organizational change, cultures, decision making, and ethical leadership. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
MGMT-741
Managing Organizational Change
This course addresses the importance of organizational change in maintaining a flexible, dynamic, and responsive organization, by examining various theories and approaches currently used to assist organizations in achieving planned change. The role of the leader in achieving organizational change is emphasized. The features of successful change in organizations will be discussed, including the structural, motivational, interpersonal, and social aspects of organizational change. (Prerequisites: MGMT-740 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
MGMT-755
Negotiations
This course is designed to teach the art and science of negotiation so that one can negotiate successfully in a variety of settings, within one's day-to-day experiences and, especially, within the broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by managers and other professionals. Individual class sessions will explore the many ways that people think about and practice negotiation skills and strategies in a variety of contexts. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
SERQ-710
Service Design Fundamentals
Service design is a holistic design process. It uses skills from a variety of disciplines (design, management and process engineering) to develop models to create new services or to improve existing services in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The emphasis of the process is to provide value to the customer; as a service differentiator or create unique experiences for the customer. Service design uses methods and tools from a variety of disciplines to assist with the analysis and creation of enhanced systems. These tools include; mapping, blueprinting, analysis of customer behavior, market analysis, service marketing, and service recovery. The outcome of this course is to provide students with the fundamentals of service design thinking to allow them to lead the efforts of systematic design in a variety of disciplines. (SVCLED-MS, HSPT-MS) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
ISEE-682
Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals
This course presents the philosophy and methods that enable participants to develop quality strategies and drive process improvements. The fundamental elements of Lean Six Sigma are covered along with many problem solving and statistical tools that are valuable in driving process improvements in a broad range of business environments and industries. Successful completion of this course is accompanied by “yellow belt” certification and provides a solid foundation for those who also wish to pursue a “green belt.” (Green belt certification requires completion of an approved project which is beyond the scope of this course). (This course is restricted to degree-seeking graduate students and dual degree BS/MS or BS/ME students in KGCOE.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).

*if not used for 3rd required course of certificate