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Current Term Classes - Project Management

Summer 2019

Class registration opens on April 15.  

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search

PSPM 5030: Introduction to Project Management
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Introduces students to the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. Explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success.
Edward Kropp | 3 GR credits | Required  

PSPM 5240: Introduction to Purchasing for Project Managers
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Explores the important role that contracting and purchasing play in the project environment, especially in light of meeting or exceeding goals.
Michael Powers | 3 GR credits | Elective  

PSPM 5280: Topics in Project Management
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Focuses on project management-related skills employers are thought to value most, including some related to behavioral competencies (guiding, motivating), technical skills (practice specific), and strategic awareness (business performance outcomes). Topics are in sync with the PMI Talent Triangle® framework, thereby providing meaningful guidance for student’s professional development within the discipline of project management.
William Yates | 3 GR credits | Elective
 
PSPM 5290: Principles and Practices of Agile Project Management
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Introduce Agile Project Management as an iterative and incremental method of managing the project design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner. Provides thorough exposure to agile and lean methods, and explores differences between these methods and traditional techniques.
Susan Parente | 3 GR credits | Required  

PC 5010: Procurement Policy & Practices
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Covers all subchapters of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), providing an intensive review of practical technical, business and contractual issues that the government deals with in establishing and managing a federal contract. Topics include acquisition process, governmental acquisition plans, inspection and termination as well as some of the basics necessary for contracts and acquisition personnel.
Kenneth Buck | 3 GR credits | Elective

PSLP 5310: Strategic Leadership
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Focuses on strategic planning and foresight.  Uses case studies to explore the challenging role of leaders in different organizational settings and how leaders can strategize for successful outcomes.
Peter Ronayne | 3 GR credits | Elective


*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions as long as the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are not listed, attendance is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. These sessions can be recorded for students who are unable to attend.

Student Spotlight

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I liked that the University of Virginia offered an online program that I could fit into my schedule [while at Capital One]. And I thought that a credential from UVA would be particularly meaningful.
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Ryan Vesey

CERTIFICATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University and landing an entry-level position at Capital One, Ryan accelerated his career trajectory with a graduate certificate from SCPS. He now works as a project manager at Capital One, identifying and implementing improvements in the verification system and protecting customers from security risks.

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