2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Project Management, BPS


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Contact

Associate Dean:

Ryan O. Williams, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Practice
College of Professional Studies, rywillia@syr.edu

Academic Director:
Arthur P. Thomas, Executive Director, Office of Professional Acceleration and Microcredentials, Professor of Practice, apthomas@syr.edu  

Program Questions, contact the College of Professional Studies at 315-443-9378 or email parttime@syr.edu

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Description

With the demand for project managers expected to continually expand in the future, the BPS in Project Management is designed to provide students the needed knowledge, skills and capabilities to lead projects in all types of disciplines.  Students will explore foundations, organization, leadership, methodologies, controls, communications, and stakeholder management. Aligned with professional credentials in project management, this degree ensures that students will be able to lead project teams successfully, even in a global/virtual setting.  A capstone course allows the student to apply the principles of project management to their own chosen discipline. 

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Define traditional and emerging project management trends and methods.

2.  Apply project management concepts to successfully launch and complete a project.

3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts connected to globalization as it relates to the project management of large scale team-based projects.

Liberal Studies Core (30-37 Credits)


The Liberal Studies Core gives a foundation in writing, language or quantitative skills, humanities, social science, natural science, and critical reflections. It draws upon lower-division courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Writing (6 Credits)

  • Foreign Language or Quantitative Skills (Choose 6-12 credits)


    Foreign Language:


    Complete Language Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Quantitative Skills:


    Complete Quantitative Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Humanities (Choose 6 credits)

    Any course listed in the Humanities Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Social Science (Choose 6 credits)

    Any course listed in the Social Sciences Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Natural Science (Choose 3-4 credits)

    Any course listed in the Natural Sciences Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Critical Reflections on Ethical & Social Issues (Choose 3 Credits)

    Any course listed in the Critical Reflections on Ethical & Social Issues Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Students are required to select one Liberal Arts Core Course that meets the IDEA requirement

Professional Competencies Core (30 Credits)


The Professional Competencies Core covers fundamental knowledge and abilities required in the modern workplace, such as ethics and critical thinking, problem solving, human relations, diversity and change management, budgeting and resource management, and teamwork. The Professional Competencies Core includes an introductory course, and a capstone experience required of all B.P.S. students. Designed to draw together issues from across the entire B.P.S. program, these courses summarize concepts covered in the curriculum and develop students’ skills in strategic decision-making that looks to the future.

Electives (23-30 credits)


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