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Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Project Management
“How are we going to get there?” Every day, organizations ask themselves about the best way to achieve goals such as launching new products or services, planning and constructing new facilities, or implementing information systems and technologies. Increasingly, they rely on teams and project-based methods to do the work. This collaborative approach requires project managers, highly skilled professionals who lead the process.
What are the career opportunities in this field?
Project managers (PMs) coordinate the efforts of team members and supervise every aspect of a project. While project management has been a part of the business world for years, specially trained project managers are becoming more essential in today’s changing workplace.
Effective PMs must be able to move nimbly throughout their organizations. They need a degree program that not only trains them in the disciplines of project management, but also educates them in the fundamentals of business management. The Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Concentration in Project Management is a three-year curriculum designed to develop analytical and communications skills and equip students with the experience and training to identify priorities, isolate specific assignments, and deploy and coordinate resources to accomplish projects on time, on budget, and within scope. The core components of this program include managing project teams, managing project risk, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, lean management, and project planning.
While project management will vary from industry to industry and company to company, the basic tasks and steps will be similar in almost every setting. Here are the day-to-day responsibilities students can anticipate:
- Defining project goals and scope: Project managers listen to the objectives of their organization or client, and then produce a document that states the expected outcome.
- Forming the team: Project managers participate in choosing team members, and they provide ongoing guidance and direction throughout the duration of the project.
- Developing a plan: Using sophisticated computer programs, project managers detail the tasks that must take place and their timing. They also estimate costs and predict risks.
- Measuring progress: Project managers periodically compare where the project is to where the plan projected it to be.
- Reaching conclusion: The project manager meets with management or the client to determine if the results were satisfactorily achieved. Financial books, contracts, and files are closed out.
Where do they work?
Where will project managers find the best opportunities? The PMI Project Management Salary Survey sees 15.7 million new project management roles added globally in seven project-intensive industries by 2020. They are:
- Finance and insurance
- Information services
- Business services
- Oil and gas
In the U.S., the most project-intensive industries are business services and manufacturing. And while healthcare is not currently a project-intensive industry, it is expected to become one in the near future, increasing project management roles by 30 percent, PMI says.
What are potential job titles?
The potential entry-level job and management training position titles that a candidate will likely encounter include:
- Project engineer
- Construction project manager
- Web development team manager
- Financial director
- Automotive services manager
- Internet or tech project manager
What is the job outlook for this career?
Today’s workplace values collaborative leaders. For shouldering significant responsibilities, project managers enjoy favorable career prospects and compensation. In one sector alone, computer and information systems, employment of managers is projected to grow 15 percent nationally from now to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In another field, employment of construction managers is expected to grow 16 percent nationally from now to 2022, the BLS projects.
What is the program title, length, and content?
This program will especially appeal to individuals with work experience, as it builds on skills they are already developing. In addition, the degree will interest adult learners who are re-engineering their careers and want to prepare for a fast-paced, in-demand profession.
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Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Project Management
This program is designed to develop the student’s analytical and communications skills and equips the student with the experience and training to identify priorities, isolate specific assignments, and deploy and coordinate resources to accomplish projects on time, on budget and within scope. The core components of this program include managing project teams, managing project risk, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, lean management, and project planning. Download Program Course Sheet
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Students enrolled in a Herzing University bachelor's degree program who are interested in pursuing a master's degree can save time and money with the Herzing University MBA!
- Dual Enrollment – This program allows current bachelor's degree students the opportunity to exchange up to four courses (12 credits) in their bachelor's degree program with MBA courses.
- Herzing bachelor's degree students and alumni receive a 15% tuition scholarship on their master's degree courses!
Note: The MBA and Dual Enrollment are not offered at all locations; please check with your local campus for availability.
What locations offer this program?
New Orleans Campus