Project Management

Overview

Companies succeed or fail based on their ability to bring quality products and services to market in a timely manner. Without skilled project managers in place, companies are challenged to deliver projects on time, on budget, and according to specifications. From inception to completion, project managers are responsible for every step in the process: project definition, cost and risk estimation, schedule planning and monitoring, budget management, negotiation and conflict resolution, project leadership, and project presentation and evaluation.A degree in Project Management is designed to provide you the practical skills and theoretical concepts you need to lead complex projects. Featuring real-world case studies, this project management degree presents techniques and tools for managing long- and short-term projects, successfully and cost effectively. Augmenting the core project management courses are specialization tracks that provide you with content-specific expertise—enabling you to deepen your knowledge in your field of interest.

Concentrations: Clinical Trial Design, Construction Management, Geographic Information Systems, Information Security Management, Leadership, Organizational Communication

 

Department Website

College of Professional Studies

Job Titles

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)* General Contractor
Concrete Foreman Information Technology (IT) Director
Construction Area Manager Information Technology (IT) Project Manager*
Construction Foreman Job Superintendent
Construction Manager Management Information Systems (MIS) Director
Construction Superintendent Project Manager*
Engineering Manager Project Superintendent*
Estimator

Positions that may require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

Aerospace Government Agencies
Business Management Organizations Healthcare
Computer Facilities Insurance Firms
Construction Companies Manufacturers
Contractors Nonprofit Organizations
Engineering Firms Technology related fields
Financial Firms

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Project Management Intern
  • Project Manager Undergraduate Intern
  • Business Development Intern

To search for internship opportunities, login to Husky Career Link, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Careers

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Career & Job Websites


Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional
Associations

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Social Media

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