- Course Information
The BBA in Project Management helps you develop the project management skills, tools and techniques needed to effectively organize and manage projects. In this program, you will get a foundation in business with the theories and practice of project management. You will learn to plan, budget, schedule, track, analyze, integrate, report and deliver real solutions to stakeholders and customers. Graduates are prepared to work on project teams in a centralized project organization or potentially serve as a project team leader in a variety of fields.
Northcentral University is recognized as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) at the Global Provider Enrollment Level by Project Management Institute (PMI®)(PMI® is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.). See Registered Education Provider Certificate. Learn More
General Degree Requirements
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requires 120 semester credit hours*.
*A minimum of 60 semester transfer credits or a conferred Associate’s degree are required.
Grade Point Average of "C", 2.0, or higher.
Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University.
Official documents on file for basis of admission: high school transcript or GED.
All financial obligations to the University paid in full.
The University may accept a maximum of 90 semester credit hours in transfer toward the bachelor's degree for coursework completed at an accredited or approved college or university with a grade of "C" or better.
Credit Hour Requirements
General Education - 39 credit hours
Required Foundational Courses - 33 credit hours
Specialization Electives - 18 credit hours
Open Electives – 27 credit hours*
Required Business Capstone Course - 3 credit hours
Total - 120 credit hours
*Students may select any undergraduate Northcentral courses to fulfill this requirement. Your Academic Advisor can assist you in choosing courses applicable to your career goals
**Electives selected on the initial degree plan can be changed with a request to an Academic Advisor.
Introduction to Project Management
This course provides an introduction to the discipline of project management. The undergraduate student will explore techniques that managers apply to complete projects on schedule, within budgeted cost, and according to a specified scope. The student will be applying theory and knowledge based on the PMBOKTM Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge. Students will examine the operational framework of project management relating to the specified project and its life-cycle phases. The Signature Assignment for this course will be the development of a Project Management Office (PMO) plan.
Leadership in Project Management
This undergraduate level course will focus on the skills necessary in order to be successful within a project environment. Students will examine the proper methods in which to lead others, stimulate purposeful innovation, foster the appropriate organizational culture by managing change, and explore techniques for effective leadership. The student will create an effective leadership strategy as the signature assignment. This project management course will involve the student in the five major project process steps: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. This course will specifically engage the student to varying degrees in the initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing steps. Degree of engagement will depend on the depth of engagement of leadership in the student-selected project.
Human Capital Management
The student will identify and provide examples of the foundations of human resource and project management in this undergraduate level course. The student will explore and put into practice the PMBOK areas related to human resources for project managers: organizational planning, staff acquisition, and team development. The areas identified will be the cornerstone of the student’s acquisition of knowledge, specifically in the areas of management and behavioral theories that impact change, communication, motivation, stress, conflict, negotiation, leadership and politics in a project environment. The signature assignment for this course will be the development of a project’s human capital strategy and plan. This project management course will involve the student in the five major project process steps: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. This course will specifically engage the student to varying degrees in the initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing steps. The degree of student engagement will depend on the depth of exposure of leadership in the student-selected project.
Quality and Performance of a Project
Students will explore and quantify quality assurance concepts and principles within the total project quality management framework applied in manufacturing or service organizations. This undergraduate level course will allow students to investigate benchmarking, the contractual aspects of quality, quality tools and techniques that utilize statistical process control, process improvement, yield management, quality issues of incoming material control and quality audits. The signature assignment will be the development of a Quality Management Implementation Plan.This project management course will involve the student in the five major project process steps: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. This course will specifically engage the student in the planning, executing, and controlling steps. The engagement will be most significant in the executing and controlling process steps for the student selected project.
Cost and Scheduling of a Project
The undergraduate student will analyze approaches, methods, and systems to ensure management success under demanding cost, schedule, and performance requirements in this course. The resolving of conflict with risk management initiatives along with the application of GANTT scheduling methods will also be explored. The Project Scheduling and Cost Management Plan will be the students signature assignment.This project management course will involve the student in the five major project process steps: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. This course will specifically engage the student planning, executing, controlling, and closing steps. The engagement will be mostly significant in the executing, controlling, and closing steps of the student selected project.
Procurement and Contract Management
The undergraduate student will have a special emphasis placed on how procurement and proposals integrate into the project management process and how the project manager will successfully maintain control of the process. This course will assess the effective management of contracts and procurements for projects from the initial planning for contract work through contract close out. The signature assignment will be the creation of a Contract and Procurement Management Plan. This project management course will involve the student in the five major project process steps: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. This course will specifically engage the student in the planning, executing, and controlling steps. The degree of engagement will be the most significant in the planning and controlling process steps for the student-selected project.
In this undergraduate course, you will explore the techniques of risk management planning, risk identification, risk assessment (qualitative and quantitative), risk response, and risk monitoring and control. This course examines and quantifies risk management within a project context. The development of a risk management strategy and plan will be the culmination of the course. This course will also involve the student in the five major project process steps with a focus on the planning and controlling steps for the student selected project.
Project Plan Capstone
Prerequisites:All Project Management specialization courses.The capstone for the undergraduate project management program will require you to demonstrate the ability to synthesize, articulate, and apply the concepts, tools, and techniques covered throughout this program to a real world project scenario. You will illustrate the ability to work in a team environment, use project management software, and collaborate with project stakeholders. Writing and presentation skills will also be assessed. The completed Project Plan will be the culmination of the completed project management courses; therefore a high degree of engagement focus will be present in formulating the plan for your selected project. This project management course will involve you in all five major project process steps: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. This course will specifically engage you in building a project plan that will demonstrate your knowledge of these steps.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Completion tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your BBA program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s BBA costs below:
- Per credit cost: $432
- Per 3 credit course cost: $1,296
- Program cost: $26,270
- Average book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
- Registration Fee: $0
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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of program is determined on the program and track student enters, transfer credits if any and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.
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