BUSI414: Project Management I

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This course provides focused instruction in the first five (of 10) project management competencies as delineated in the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK): Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, and Project Quality Management. Students will apply processes to ensure project coordination, plan development processes, project plan execution processes and integrated change control processes. 

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The purpose of this course is to provide a more detailed knowledge of the first five competencies of the PMBOK. Upon the successful completion of this course and BUSI 415, the student will be prepared to sit for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam. Additional project management experience and these courses will allow the student to improve their credentials to the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will then complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

The student will participate in 4 Discussions. Each Discussion will consist of a thread (250 words minimum) and at least 2 replies (150 words minimum per reply). Each of the Discussions is based on a chapter topic. Outside research will be required for the thread and replies. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions.

Project Management Research Paper: Comprehensive Outline Assignment and Final Assignment

There will be 1 major research paper due within this course. It is important for the student to understand the major themes associated with project management. Through this paper, the student will be researching and writing about a project management theme. The paper must be in current APA format and will be divided into 2 parts: Project Management Research Paper: Comprehensive Outline Assignment and Project Management Research Paper: Final Assignment, which is the creation of a 10-page paper.

Integration of Faith Paper Assignment

The student will complete an integration of faith paper assignment. He or she will read a biblical story and relate it to project management in a 2-page paper.

Quizzes (2)

There will be 2 Quizzes during this course, a Quiz: Midterm and a Quiz: End of Term. Each quiz will consist of 25 true/false and/or multiple-choice questions. The student will have a 1-hour time limit. The quizzes are open-notes/open-book.

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