Project Management Degree Requirements

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You'll earn your degree by successfully completing 30-36 graduate credits. Tailor your education to match your career goals with a wide variety of elective courses. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated. For each course taken, you must earn a minimum grade of "C" for that course to count toward degree completion.

Foundational Courses (0-9 credits)

ACCTING 7000 Managerial Accounting
BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior
MEDIA 5010 Business Communication
(Review the MEDIA 5010 waiver exam).

Core Courses (15 credits)

PROJMGT 7010 Project Management Techniques I
PROJMGT 7020 Project Management Techniques II
PROJMGT 7040 Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-located Project Teams
PROJMGT 7080 Project Scope Management
PROJMGT 7840 Project Management Capstone

Optional Areas of Emphasis

An optional area of emphasis may be earned by completing the courses from your chosen area below.

Managing Engineering Projects
Whether you are trained as an engineer, or often tasked with projects related to engineering, this emphasis area is for you. You'll gain exposure by applying a range of engineering management tools related to forecasting, planning, scheduling, and decision making. You'll learn about quality philosophy and tools, and apply Six Sigma to design and improvement of products and services. In addition, you'll learn to create value for the customer in the manufacturing environment through value engineering and lean manufacturing methods.

ENGRG 7800 Engineering Management
ENGRG 7820 Quality Engineering and Management
ENRG 7860 Continuous Improvement with Lean Principles

Human Capital Administration
Also referred to as human resource management, this emphasis area will build your skills and knowledge of the people side of project management. With a broad range of topics to choose from, this emphasis will suit the needs of experienced project managers and those who are new to the human capital subject. Selected courses cover gender and race issues, developing the organization, recruitment, union and management, and strategic level HR activity.

BUSADMIN 5030 Human Resource Management, professional experience in the HR function in the last five years, OR one of the PHR credentials from HRCI.

Choose three of the following courses:

BUSADMIN 5340 Management, Gender and Race
BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 6200 Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 6330 Labor-Management Relations OR OCL 7380 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
OCL 7700 Strategic Human Resources

Integrated Supply Chain Management
If your project management career leans toward supply chain issues, you'll realize great value from this emphasis area. You'll focus on coordination and interchange among the disciplines of business, industrial studies, and engineering as they relate to supply chain in domestic and international environments. Topics of interest include purchasing, logistics, managing the customer relationship, and production management.

BUSADMIN 6100 Supply Chain Management, an undergraduate supply chain management course less than seven years old, OR one of the following credentials: CPSM, CPSD, CPM, CPIM, or CSCP
ISCM 7100 International Supply Chain Management

Choose one of the following courses (two if BUSADMIN 6100 is waived):

BUSADMIN 6160 Purchasing Management
INDUSTDY 6950 Production Planning and Control
ISCM 7500 Supply Chain Logistics
ISCM 7700 Customer Relationship Management

Elective Courses (12-15 credits)

Cutting-edge curriculum assures that the knowledge you gain is relevant to today's needs in the discipline of project management. Your academic advisor will guide you in selecting courses that allow you to make Your Best Career Move.

BUSADMIN 5030 Human Resource Management
BUSADMIN 5100 Compensation Management
BUSADMIN 5340 Management, Gender and Race
BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 5540 Quality Management
BUSADMIN 5620 Corporate Finance
BUSADMIN 5650 International Finance
BUSADMIN 5740 Consumer Behavior
BUSADMIN 6100 Supply Chain Management
BUSADMIN 6200 Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 6330 Labor-Management Relations
BUSADMIN 6630 Marketing Management
BUSADMIN 7540 Advanced Quality Management
ENGRG 6050 Applied Statistics
ENGRG 7810 Advanced Production and Operations Analysis
ENGRG 7830 Advanced Cost and Value Analysis
ENGRG 7850 Taguchi Method of Designing Experiments
INDUSTDY 7000 Research Methodology
ISCM 7100 International Supply Chain Management
MEDIA 5800 Meeting and Event Management
MEDIA 7330 Organizational Communication
OCL 7310 Business Analytics
OCL 7330 Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice
PHLSPHY 7530 Business Ethics
PROJMGT 7030 Project Risk Management
PROJMGT 7050 Project Procurement Management
PROJMGT 7060 Advanced Tools and Techniques for Project Management
PROJMGT 7070 Program Management
PROJMGT 7090 Agile Methods in Project Management
PROJMGT 7120 Project Portfolio Management
PROJMGT 7940 Special Topics in Project Management*
PROJMGT 7980 Independent Study in Project Management*
PROJMGT 7990 Thesis Research*

*Contact your advisor for prior approval and registration instructions.

School of Graduate Studies Requirements
1. All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.
2. No more than 12 credits may be transferred from an external program, including other UW-Platteville graduate programs. All remaining graduate credits must be earned from UW-Platteville.
3. Courses in the 5000-6000 levels are open to graduate students for graduate credit, provided the courses had not previously been taken at the undergraduate level.
4. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
5. Graduate students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into a master's program to complete degree requirements.
6. Transfer of credits requires approval by faculty in the Project Management program and the Director of the School of Graduate Studies.
7. Transfer credits will not be officially recorded until the student has successfully completed some graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and only courses where the student received a grade of B or higher will be accepted.

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