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Husson University Southern Maine

Project Management Leadership Course Descriptions

This hands-on course provides students with the fundamentals associated with project management. Students take a case study through the essentials of a four-phase project planning process, learn about the unique challenges at each stage and see how a project manager’s mastery of essential knowledge increases the likelihood of project success. Advanced concepts in project management are introduced and include multi-project management, estimating and budget development, the Theory of Constraint Planning and Earned Value theories, communications planning, project control, earned value and integration management, risk management, time management, negotiation and conflict management, contracting and procurement planning.

Project Management 1
The Basics (Two weekday sessions)

(14 CONTACT HRS./1.4 CEUS)

This hands-on course provides students with the fundamentals associated with project management. Students take a case study through the essentials of a four-phase project planning process, learn about the unique challenges at each stage and see how a project manager's mastery of essential knowledge increases the likelihood of project success. This practical four-phase project planning process is designed to be very useful back on the job.

Project Management 2
Advanced Project Management
(Two weekday sessions)

(14 CONTACT HRS./1.4 CEUS)

This course follows Project Management 1 and assumes each student has learned the basics of "single project" management. Advanced concepts in project management are introduced and include:

  • Multi-project management
  • Estimating and budget development
  • The Theory of Constraint Planning and Earned Value theories
  • Communications planning
  • Project control, earned value and integration management
  • Risk management
  • Time management
  • Negotiation and conflict management
  • Contracting and procurement planning

Project Management 3
PMP Exam Prep (One weekday session)

(7 CONTACT HRS./.7 CEUS)

This prep course provides an approach, lessons learned, and study materials to prepare students to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Certification examinations. The course covers the following topics:

  • The PMP® or CAPM® Exam contents and approach
  • How to apply for the exam and prepare for it
  • The Project Manager Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide and supporting information.
  • Key concepts, tools, formulas, and practice exam experience.

The Project Management Institute has established standards for taking the exam. Earning the PMP requires several years of project management experience and 35 hours* of project management training.

For the CAPM certification, the Institute requires 23 hours* of project management training.

The Internship (Optional)

This course is optional based on the student's gained experience and level of confidence.**

If a student cannot fulfill the experience requirements for Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, the internship gives that individual a way to make up some, or all of the missing hours. In addition, many student feel that they do not have sufficient "on the job experience" to sit for either exam. The internship provides experience and confidence doing projects for local organizations.

Student Support

The Student Support System is an online password protected portal that provides 24/7 access to classroom materials, student help guides, along with opportunities to communicate with instructors and prospective employers.

As part of Husson University'Äôs Project Management Leadership Program, you'll get in-depth instruction into the latest concepts and techniques that make collaborative project management an important part of every successful modern business.

This program also provides students with the opportunity to get hands on experience with a local organization. As an added bonus, students interested in learning more can convert their credit hours in project management toward a degree at Husson University.