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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
Fax (734) 432-5862
Email: grad@madonna.edu

MS Project Management
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MS Project Management    
   Required Courses    
      Required Prerequisites    
         ACC 5150   Financial Accounting 3 cr.  Fundamental principles of external financial reporting emphasizing the accounting concepts, procedures, and standards that guide the preparation, interpretation and reporting of financial accounting information. Prerequisite: none. 
         BR 5170    Quantitative Methods for Leadership Roles 3 cr.  Introduction to the pragmatic uses of statistical methods in business. Emphasis on statistical analysis, statistical software, interpretation of data from printouts, and quantitative/qualitative approaches in business research. Prerequisite: waived by examination only. 
         MIS 5580   Information Systems for Managers 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  A generic approach to information systems providing a comprehensive conceptual foundation through the study of the psychological and sociological aspects of information systems, decision making and the value of information, the Systems Life Cycle, and office automation technology. Prerequisite: computer literacy or register as 3 cr. course. 
      Required Courses    
         ACC 5250   Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 3 cr.  The development and use of accounting information used to make improved managerial decisions in the areas of planning, controlling, and performance evaluation. Emphasis is placed on analyzing cost management systems and improving organizational performance in order to enhance the administrative and leadership functions. Prerequisite: ACC 5150 and MIS 5580 or equivalent. 
         MGT 5220   Issues in Leadership Studies 1 cr.  An assessment of the student’s leadership and managerial competencies, resulting in an individual plan of development; overview of information sources, including the library and basic graduate research tools; assessment of computer literacy skills. (Must be taken as the first course in the MSBA program.) 
         MGT 5300   Leadership of Organizational Behavior 3 cr.  Focus on the types of individual and group behaviors, along with related behavioral problems, experienced by managers. Students develop competencies based on understanding the processes responsible for specific behaviors, especially when compounded by effects of environmental forces and diverse individual differences, and perform in-depth analysis of the social and ethical issues which influence managerial constraints. 
         MGT 5400   Organizational Effectiveness & Change Management 3 cr.  Theories, design, structure, systems, process, continuity, and the behavior of organizations as part of the larger society studied from a macro perspective. Theories, methods, and practices of organization change and development introduced as means of addressing organizational ineffectiveness and maximizing organizational health. 
         MGT 5550   Ethical Considerations in Leadership 2 cr.  Students explore ethical dimensions of the character, roles and functions of the leader; sources of individual and group ethics and their application to behavior of and within organizations, including in students’ own work situations; values and moral dilemmas in individual and administrative decision-making; corporate ethics; and codes of ethics. Students consider comparative ethical systems as they bear on cross-border business and professional communication and interaction; and current and historic business ethics cases including social responsibility and sustainable development. 
         MGT 5570   Strategic Management: A Leader's Perspective 3 cr.  The fundamentals of the strategic management process; tools and techniques to efficiently and effectively implement the process; an emphasis is on the visioning and forecasting steps of the process. 
      Project MGT Sequence    
         MGT 5780   Project Management Practices 3 cr.  The foundation of project management from a managerial point of view. Emphasis on managing each stage of the project life cycle through an overview of the ten knowledge areas of project management. A research project that begins with an introduction to the meta-analysis methodology. Prerequisite: MIS 5580 and BR 5170. 
         MGT 6150   Quality Managment 3 cr.  Introducing the student to the development and philosophy of total quality and performance excellence from a systems approach. Focus is given to studying the interplay of culture, quality, technical tools, and organizational culture. Students are introduced to national and international quality standards. Prerequisite: BR 5170, waived by examination only. 
         MGT 6160   Project Management: Scheduling & Cost Control 2 cr.  Measures for scheduling and controlling projects, including estimating, forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, analyzing, and reporting schedules and costs, and interpreting the meaning of earned-value data. Prerequisite: ACC 5250. 
         MGT 6170   Project Management: Risk Analysis 2 cr.  Examination of threat and opportunity from a top-down and bottom-up perspective. Evaluation of and response to risk at the project and task levels. Prerequisite: BR 5170 (waived by examination only). 
         MGT 6250   Procurement & Contract Management 2 cr.  Introduction to the environment in which procurement contracts are negotiated and administered. Topics include all phases of procurement and contracting, from requirements development to closeout. Studies of procurement and contract administration are analyzed as part of a meta-analysis of project management literature. 
         MGT 6960   Enterprise Program Management 3 cr.  Implementing business strategy through a portfolio of projects involving the management of teams of professionals and executive-level stakeholders. Conclusion of the meta-analysis research project conducted throughout the project management concentration. Must be the final course taken in the program. 
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