Take the lead. Boost your confidence and career options with a Project Management specialization. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of project management concepts and the ability to align information technology projects following organizational strategy. You will also learn to evaluate the impact of organizational strategy on information technology projects. Your specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information.
Project Management (MISM) Specialization for Graduate Degrees
When you add the Project Management specialization to the Master of Information Systems Management degree, you will learn how to oversee important projects from initiation through completion. The specialization includes three (3), three (3) credit courses that will explore the Project Management Institute’s body of knowledge with an emphasis on information technology projects. Topics and concepts covered include feasibility, human resources, communications, risk management, procurement, and quality management.
Degrees Offering the Project Management (MISM) Specialization
Master of Information Systems Management (MSIM)
Graduate Project Management (MISM) Specialization Courses
ISM 650 Information Systems Project Methodologies I
This course introduces students to project management as defined by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) body of knowledge (PMBOK) with an emphasis on information technology projects. Project management processes and knowledge areas are explored, with a specific focus placed on the project initiation, scope, schedule, cost, and quality management. Students have opportunities throughout the course to work in groups as they develop components of the project plan. Prerequisites: BUS 600, INF 630, ISM 640, ISM 641, ISM 642, OMM 622, ISM 643, ISM 644 and ISM 645.
ISM 651 Information Technology Methodologies II
This course is a continuation of ISM 650. In this course, students continue exploring the project management knowledge areas of human resources, communications, risk management, and procurement. Emphasis is placed on information technology projects. Students have opportunities throughout the course to work in groups as they develop components of the project plan. Prerequisite: ISM 650.
ISM 652 Project Management Capstone – Strategic Project Management
In this course, students apply project management concepts to information technology projects using strategic managerial approaches. Concepts include determining business benefits and project feasibility, reporting project status, stakeholder management, and measuring project quality. Earned value management concepts are introduced. Emphasis is placed on the Project Management Maturity Model. Prerequisites: ISM 650 and ISM 651.