BUSI415: Advanced Project Management

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

Course Description

This course provides focused instruction in the final four (of nine) project management competencies as delineated in the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK): Project Human Resource Management, Project Communications Management, Project Risk Management, and Project Procurement Management. The course will provide students with processes to review organizational and human resource structures to develop and manage project teams; identify, analyze, plan for and respond to project risk; identify and acquire goods and services to implement and complete project plans; and, identify stakeholders, plan communications, and distribute information.

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


The purpose of this course is to provide more detailed knowledge of the last four knowledge areas of the PMBOK. At the successful completion of this course and BUSI 414, students should 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 complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 300 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and reference at least 2 peer reviewed articles. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words and add insight, references/links, and promote further discussion. All sources must be cited in current APA format.

You will complete 4 PMBOK Knowledge Area Paper Assignments of the knowledge Areas studied  throughout this course. One due in each even week. For each paper you will present the phases of the Knowledge Area and explain how it is planned and executed in the aligned project process group

Quizzes (10)

You will have 5 quizzes about PMBOK specifically and 5 generally from the text all in Cengage.

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