Project Management (Master's)
Become proficient in the use of project management software and understand how to develop a clear plan that fits within the context of an organization’s strategic vision. You’ll pick up the tools and techniques for effective project management while working with practical, hands-on case studies. You’ll learn how to:
- Become proficient in the use of project management software
- Analyze and apply agile concepts and techniques
- Design a comprehensive risk management plan for a project
- Create strategies to manage the complexity inherent in large-scale projects
- Relate project scope to cost, time, and resource requirements
- Develop procurement plans and assess project contracts
The content for this concentration has been developed to parallel the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) “Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK® Guide) and it prepares students to succeed on the PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.
MS in Information And Communications Technology with a concentration in Project Management requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)Core courses - 16 qtr. hrs
Core courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field. The Capstone course is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
- ICT 4000 - ICT Business Foundations
- ICT 4005 - ICT Technical Foundations
- ICT 4010 - Enterprise Architecture
- ICT 4901 - Capstone Project
- ICT 4902 - Capstone Seminar
- ICT 4904 - Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- ICT 4100 - Principles of Project Management
- ICT 4105 - Project Contracts & Procurement
- ICT 4110 - Project Management Tools & Techniques
- ICT 4115 - Project Management Dynamics
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Information And Communications Technology programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
After you submit your academic plan, your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
Popular electives for students pursuing Information And Communications Technology programs include:
- ICT 4015 - Managing Technology For Strategic Value
- ICT 4020 - Business Forecasting and Planning
- ICT 4025 - Technology and Innovation Management
- ICT 4045 - Information Technology Service Assurance
- ICT 4155 - Strategic Alliances in the Technology Sector
- ICT 4160 - Advanced Methods for Complex Projects
- ICT 4165 - Project Collaboration with SharePoint
- ICT 4170 - Agile Techniques & Practices in Project Management
- ICT 4605 - IS Security Principles
- ICT 4685 - Cloud and Internet Law
- ICT 4815 - Managing Global Telecommunications Projects
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Careers in Project Management
Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Program Lead, Business Manager, IT Specialist, IT Business Analyst, Senior Consultant, Program Manager, Director, Project Scheduler.
Communication, management, planning, strategy, development, collaboration, analysis, monitoring, marketing, review and evaluation, troubleshooting, presenting.
There is a growing shortage of project management talent, according to the Project Management Institute, and 1.2 million project management jobs will need to be filled each year through 2016, particularly in healthcare, infrastructure, and emerging technologies. The project management field is growing, especially for high-tech sectors. The outlook for computer and information systems managers is excellent, with an 18% job growth rate through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Careers In Information and Communications Technology
YOU are in high demand!
YOU are in high demand! One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the U.S., computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% through 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual wage for computer and information technology professionals was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage of $36,200 for all occupations. Whether you choose a career at a government agency, large corporation, or small organization, ICT professionals are in high demand-particularly if you have job experience and relevant education in information and communication technology under your belt.
ICT makes the grade.
The best jobs are in IT, according to U.S. News and World Report. From Information Technology Manager to Database Administrator, Software Developer to Web Developer, these jobs crack the top 10 careers on the U.S. News and World Report list of top 100 best jobs, as there is an explosive demand in the IT field. A master's degree is preferred for most positions, according to U.S. News and World Report, which also predicts that a focus on mobile application development will help professionals beat the competition.
Where are they now?
Alumni from University College who graduated with a master's degree in information and communication technology hold job titles such as Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Network Engineer, Managing Consultant, Network Architect, Lead IT Analyst, Data Engineer, and CEO in companies and organizations such as Pratt & Whitney, Ironware Technologies, iBoss Security, PayPal, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Vanguard Communication, CenturyLink, Advanced Program Group, Level 3, Verizon Wireless, IBM, IntelliDyne, Cisco Systems, Chevron, Time Warner, Harland Financial Solutions, and the United States Air Force.
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