Accelerate Your Career
In our online Project Management bachelor's degree program, you'll develop the skills you need to tackle the biggest projects and move at the speed of your industry.
You'll earn your degree online and on your schedule. You'll be side-by-side with the pros, diving into the advanced project management practices, tools and processes that today's employers need. You will learn all the tricks of the trade and accelerate your career in business, tech, healthcare, construction and any other industry where the projects are complex and the stakes are high.
In addition to earning your degree, you'll be prepared to complete top industry certifications, including PMP and CAPM certification. You'll be ready for a career in one of the fastest growing job paths in the country.
At the core of our Project Management program are 12 fully-online, cutting-edge courses that will transform you into a project management expert. Request more info right now to get started.
Introduction to Microcomputer Systems and Software ⌄
Use of common office application software, including: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and integration of the three products.
Business Intelligence in Health Care ⌄
The course will provide best practices on the use of Business Intelligence methodology, processes and technologies in the health care domain. We will examine the history of business intelligence and its technology and process components. We will discuss and utilize Business Intelligence analysis tools such as data mining and performance management. This course will focus on how Business Intelligence can assist health care organizations in achieving improved quality of care and demonstrate evidence based medicine.
Team Dynamics and Organizational Behavior ⌄
Explores the fundamental processes and skills essential for the success of individual and group/team behavior in contemporary organizational settings. MGMT 302 emphasizes the importance of team formation and decision making, effective conflict management, and the impact of diverse individual personality and cultural backgrounds on team and organizational success.
Managerial Leadership ⌄
This course will focus on applying leadership behaviors to management practices. Using theoretical and practical methodology students will critically analyze, identify, and creatively apply leadership & management techniques. A practical, experiential learning approach is emphasized and crucial to the success of the course. Students will gain first-hand experience in resolving workplace conflict, ethical dilemmas, cultural bias, and other professional tensions through participating and completing community service projects, team role playing, case analysis, and discussion related assignments. Self-assessment and constructive peer/superior feedback will allow students to identify their existing strengths and weaknesses. Students will be well-prepared to contribute to any professional organization using the numerous skills, knowledge, and abilities they obtained from taking the course.
Project Management Fundamentals ⌄
This course examines the foundations of project management as defined by experts including Eliyahu Goldratt and the Project Management Institute. A review of the project management lifecycle and knowledge areas is conducted using resources such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge, course textbooks, and case studies. The course focuses on applying the techniques and tools of project management to specific deliverables including the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), schedule, budget, risk management plan, RACI chart and others. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or instructor approval.
Agile Project Management ⌄
Students will explore agile project methodologies. Agile project management will be compared and contrasted to traditional project management. The Scrum framework will be incorporated into the planning, organizing, delivering, and motivating agile project teams to deliver business value. The roles and responsibilities of a Scrum team (product owner, scrum master, and team) will be defined, analyzed and applied to a project.
Project Scheduling ⌄
This course will build on project management fundamentals and evaluate various project management techniques used to build project schedules including time estimation, PERT, critical path, critical chain, and the use of float and buffers. This course will also examine cost estimating techniques and project budget preparation. Lastly, this course will review risk management tools and techniques including risk identification, quantitative and qualitative risk assessment, and risk mitigation strategies.
Project Communication ⌄
Communication activities are estimated to take up to 90% of a project manager\'s time. This course will take an in depth look at project communication management, team building and conflict management. Ethical issues, professional responsibility and diversity issues related to project management will be discussed. The course will examine various communication and conflict resolution techniques; the challenges of managing project teams particularly in the virtual environment; and assess various team building tools and techniques.
Managing Procurement ⌄
This course will examine the various challenges present in the procurement process including and bid process, vendor selection and contract management. This course will provide best practices, tools and techniques to manage procurement through its entire process from Bid Document Preparation to Contract Closure. This course will also review the Project Management Body of Knowledge in terms of preparing for the PMP and CAPM Certification tests.
Project Risk and Quality Management ⌄
This course will introduce students to project risk and quality management. Various risk management tools and techniques will be utilized to plan, identify, assess (qualitative and quantitative), mitigate, and monitor project risk. Students will also examine project quality management from the perspective of quality assurance and quality control. Ethical considerations in risk and quality management will be applied to project management.
Project Management Internship ⌄
This course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate project management knowledge, skills, and abilities through work experience with cooperating employer organizations in business, industry, government, and education. The work experience is designed to be relevant to the student's academic pursuits, personal development, and professional preparation. The work experience must last a minimum of 15 weeks with the total hours worked approved by the department head.
Project Management Capstone ⌄
This course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that they acquired in the project management major by creating a comprehensive project management plan, which may be applied and implemented in the workplace. Students will investigate and apply emerging project management methodologies to projects. Students will also assess career paths in project management, prepare for the project management exam, or compete in project management competitions.
Up to date as of Dec 12, 2019. Subject to change.
Project Managers are in high demand and the field is experiencing huge growth. The Project Management Institute expects 33% job growth by 2027 worldwide. What's more, a large number of project managers are reaching retirement age. This means highly qualified project managers will be in great demand than ever before, and employers are paying top dollar for top talent. In 2017, the U.S. average wage for project management-oriented occupations was $105,000 per year.
As a Ferris Software Engineering graduate, you will ready for project management positions in high-growth industries such as:
- Finance and Insurance
- Information Technology
- Oil and Gas
Make an appointment with our Project Management advisor to explore all the career options your degree can unlock.
Your degree should be worth every penny you put into it. Our Financial Aid team is here to make sure that it is.
Freshman With SAT Scores
- High School GPA of 2.50 or higher
- Two of the following:
- ERW SAT score of 450 or higher
- Math SAT of 500 higher. Score of 480 or will be considered with placement into MATH 109 or 110.
- Composite SAT of 900 or higher.
Freshman Students With ACT Scores
- High School GPA of 2.50 or higher.
- Two of the following:
- English ACT of 16 or higher.
- Math ACT of 19 or higher.
- Reading ACT of 19 or higher.
Transfer Students ⌄
Transfer Admission Requirements
- Combined college GPA of 2.35 from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Developmental classes will not be considered in computing GPA requirement.
- Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU, which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher, or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher, or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
- Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.
The transfer process at Ferris is simple. We've built multiple tools and resources to help you through each step.
- Transfer Guides—These helpful guides layout your entire degree plan in one convenient place, showing you exactly which classes to take at your community college and which courses you will need to take a Ferris. We have built these guides for many institutions across Michigan.
- Transfer Equivalencies Tool—This tool will help you discover which courses you have already taken—or are planning to take—have an equivalent at Ferris.
- Check out our Transfer Student page for more information on the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), the MACRAO Transfer Agreement, and other helpful resources for transfer students.
Our Project Management advisor is an industry expert with years of experience. Schedule your phone appointment now to explore all the possibilities of a career in project management.
You'll have the opportunity to ask questions about classes, graduation requirements, completing your application, transferring to Ferris or anything else you're wondering about.
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* It is important to note that Ferris does not currently offer online course sections of ENGL 150, COMM 105/121, or a lab science course. You will need to complete equivalent courses at your local community college, another university, or in-person at Ferris in order to meet the graduation requirements of this program. Please meet with the program advisor to learn more.