Course Descriptions

Certificate course content reflects industry credentialing standards to prepare graduates to pursue professional certifications.

EBTM 604 INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3)
(Offered in fall online)

Introduces students to the behavioral ad technical aspects of managing projects. Challenges of planning, monitoring and controlling complex projects to achieve the desired cost, quality and performance objectives will be discussed. Topics covered will also include cross-functional project teams, project integration, time management, time-cost trade-offs in project completion and resource allocation. Prerequisites: EBTM 501 or successful completion of the Statistics Proficiency Exam; graduate standing.

EBTM 620 PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING (3)
(Offered in fall in hybrid format)

Topics include purchasing decisions and strategy, the legal aspects of purchasing, negotiation product and service quality, lean purchasing, supplier selection and evaluation, supplier relationship management, and special purchasing applications such as health care purchasing, government purchasing, professional service purchasing, transportation service purchasing. Prerequisite: EBTM 501 or successful completion of the Statistics Proficiency exam; graduate standing.

EBTM 625 PROJECT LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION (3)
(Offered in spring)

Advanced project management topics necessary for implementation of, and excellence in, project management. Topics include human resource management, risk management, quality management, project office, conflicts, project leadership and communications management. Project management software will be used to support the course material. Prerequisite: EBTM 604.

EBTM 715 PROJECT COST ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (3)
(Offered in spring)

Information and exercises relating to project cost estimation, budgeting and scheduling, cost management, and cost control within several organizations' frameworks and strategies. Course subjects include a review of accounting, financial analysis, and managerial accounting. Project specific topics include resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting, cost control, and business case preparation and analysis. Prerequisite: EBTM 604.

EBTM 750 PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (3)
(Offered in summer in hybrid format)

Managing portfolios and programs from a strategic firm perspective. Principle areas of focus within program management will be strategic alignment, benefits management, stakeholder and communication management, risk management and leadership. Principle topics within project portfolio management will include project portfolio methodology, establishing a governance process, project selection techniques, and application of methods to optimize and balance a project portfolio. Using a case study and software tools, students will explore the importance of using organizational strategies to align projects, and apply practices to create portfolio and programs to leverage organizational assets. Prerequisites: EBTM 604 and EBTM 625.