Foundations of Project Management – BUSI 313

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 10/27/2020

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the field of modern project management and the fundamental processes of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. Students will learn the inputs and outputs and the tools and techniques of: defining the project, estimating project times and costs, developing project plans, managing risk, scheduling resources and their costs, reducing project duration, progress and performance measurement and evaluation and project closure. (Previously BUSI 413)

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


The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to a holistic and integrative view of project management as well as increase his/her knowledge regarding the role of project management and its tools and techniques. The successful completion of this course will prepare students to begin in depth studies of the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of Project Management, the project life cycle, and project management processes for a project.
  2. Define what is and is not included in a project.
  3. Identify the activities required to accomplish the timely completion of a project.
  4. Create a project model that reflects effective project management practices.
  5. Integrate biblical principles with key project management processes.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250–350 words. Each thread and reply must also reference at least 2 peer-reviewed sources and include 1 Biblical integration.

Integration of Faith (2)

The student will complete and Integration of Faith assignments in the assigned modules/weeks. Each submission must be at least 500 words, include an current APA title page, and reference at least 2 peer-reviewed sources in current APA format.

Project (2)

The student will complete projects for submission in the assigned modules/weeks. Each submission must be a clearly marked and organized Microsoft Word file.

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module(s)/week(s). Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.