Why AU's Project Management Program?
Along with a rapidly evolving business environment, driven among other things by digital transformation, traditional project management is also changing in various ways. The Project Management degree will prepare students for these changes. While understanding the basics of project management they will also learn about the complex organizational and inter-organizational environments in which projects operate, different project approaches that can be applied depending on the context, and an overview of the impact of technology on the project manager role. This will equip them to apply judgement to adapt to changing circumstances.
Project Managers are among the highest-paid professions in the United States - with a median salary of $116,000. Furthermore, according to research performed by the Project Management Institute, employers will need to fill an average of 2.2 Million new Project-Oriented Roles Each Year through 2027. Additionally, there is a tremendous shortfall in project management talent, which might result in a loss of over $208 Billion GDP globally.
The BBA - Project Management degree is designed for working professionals. The program prepares individuals for positions in business - general management, human resources management, project management, industrial and service quality management, and other managerial functions. The Project Management Concentration is intended to provide students with these key skills and integrate with an existing Business core to create students who are able to take on a variety of project and program management tasks within an organization.
- Students will be able to critically assess the application of waterfall and agile methodologies for different projects within a business context, and justify their decisions as well as any associated financial investment.
- Students will be able to construct detailed project plans that take into account scope, resource constraints, dependencies and quality assurance.
- Students will be able to ensure quality of execution for a given project and execute projects that adapt to changing circumstances.
- Students will be able to demonstrate adaptable project management skills with an extensive simulated project, and articulate ethics and scalability considerations.