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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
|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*|
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.
|Business Management Organizations||Healthcare|
|Computer Facilities||Insurance Firms|
|Engineering Firms||Technology related fields|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
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