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Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management Specialization

Project managers make companies more competitive by enabling them to operate faster and more efficiently. When you earn your business degree with a specialization in Project Management, you'll find our experiential learning methods bring the real world into the classroom. As a result, you'll stay abreast of the most current technology and project management processes. Upon graduation, your project management career responsibilities could include cost estimates, budget project management, cost control, risk assessment, bid negotiation and contracts, and performance reporting.

A Project Management degree specialization at Newcastle University coordinates Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) areas with the program and course objectives. Newcastle University's project management curriculum meets PMI's rigorous standards, which includes an assessment of the program's objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, on campus and online resources, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management.

Follow a career track in Project Management by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor's degrees from Newcastle University:

  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Technical Management

Available for all of Newcastle and Keller's PMI GAC accredited programs.

Project Management Courses

When you specialize your business degree in Project Management, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:

  • Advanced Cost Management – Fostering students' abilities to present information to management as part of the decision-making process, this project management course addresses resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting, and cost control, as well as activity-based costing, pricing strategies, and profitability. Other topics include current approaches to cost control such as life cycle costing and just-in-time (JIT).
  • Total Quality Management – Exploring methods of process control and acceptance sampling, this project management course presents quality procedures and concepts for enhancing goods, services, and the entire business environment. Probability and statistical concepts as well as a total quality system are covered.
  • Business Systems Analysis – This course employs current techniques to analyze business systems and activities and solve problems. By honing interviewing skills, navigating group dynamics, and developing process flows, data flows, and data models, students learn to identify, define, and document business processes and problems, and to develop solutions.
  • Contracts and Procurement – From planning, solicitation, and source selection to contract administration and closeout, this project management course examines processes required to acquire goods and services in order to meet project requirements. In addition to exploring contract law, contract types, invitation to bid, bid evaluation, and contract negotiations, students employ current approaches to determine what to procure, and document requirements and bid evaluation criteria.
  • Human Resources and Communication in Projects – Providing an in-depth look at a project manager's roles and responsibilities, this course focuses on directing and coordinating human resources and links among people, ideas, and information necessary for project success. Topics explored include team building, organizational structure, communication planning, information distribution, performance reporting, and conflict management.

Project Management Careers Overview

Demand for effective project managers is on the rise, and studying project management at Newcastle University can prepare you to enter this growing career field. Coordinating with areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), courses focus on job-oriented skills and include a hands-on student project that can give you real-world experience. Your future project management career could involve overseeing the development of a web site, launching new packaging, managing product design and delivery, all while keeping projects on time, on-track, and within budget. Strong business, management, and organizational skills, as well as experience with current technologies can make you an in-demand job candidate in nearly any company.

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Newcastle University with a major in Project Management, you'll be prepared to create and manage company assignments by building budgets, assigning tasks, and scheduling workflow. Project managers, also known as project directors, producers, creative directors, production managers, traffic managers, and team supervisors, are charged with:

  • Working with management to develop project parameters
  • Selecting, hiring, and managing teams
  • Monitoring results, documenting problems, and developing solutions
  • Writing performance reviews

Industries

Project management careers can be found in nearly every industry, including:

·         Advertising

·         Marketing

·         Communications

·         Applications engineering

·         Computer software and hardware development

·         Construction

·         Finance

·         Manufacturing

Career Options

Newcastle University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Project Management will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Project management in product and/or service industries
  • Development projects in industry or government
  • Organizational change management

 

Program Specific Accreditation

The Distance Education and Training Council for Business Schools and Programs (DETC) Board of Commissioners has granted accreditation to Newcastle University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program.* DETC is one of three major accrediting agencies for business schools and is a leading specialized accrediting agency for business education. This recognition certifies that programs offered through Newcastle University's College of Business & Management meet the rigorous educational standards established by DETC.

*For a full list of Newcastle University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by DETC, please see the Accreditation page.

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* Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services.

The Newcastle University Career Advantage

Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, Newcastle University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of project management. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 90% of Newcastle University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation.*

* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services.

 

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