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MGMT 455 Project Management Seminar
(Health Administration Specialization)

Building on MGMT 450, this seminar course provides students with an opportunity to apply project management theory and skills to firsthand projects or to case studies within the field of health administration. Students will emerge from the course with an understanding of key phases and elements of project management in the health sector.

 

Credits: 1

 

Hours: 15 (Seminar Hours: 1)

 

Total Weeks: 15

 

Prerequisites:
MGMT450 Project Management

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:
None

 

Co-requisites:
None

 

Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
- Overview of the importance of project management given the complexity of the health care system
- Applications of program management in the health care system and a recent shift from informal to formal perspectives on project management
- Project charter
- Work breakdown structure
- Development of the project schedule
- Project budget
- Risk factor register
- Project status reports
- Project closing Report
- Project summary presentation
- Review of the successful elements of a project
- Review of applications of program management amid the complexity of the health care system

 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify health care projects that would benefit from a project management approach
- Explain why formal managerial project management applications are critical to certain health care projects
- Define and explain what makes a successful project
- Define and explain what can negatively impact the success of a project
- Describe the practices and roles of an effective project manager
- Apply the key elements and phases of a project management plan

 

Grading System: Letters

 

Passing Grade: D (50%)

 

Percentage of Individual Work: 70

 

Percentage of Group Work: 30

 

Additional Course Comments:
Participation grade calculated as follows: classes attended divided by number of classes throughout the semester. Students should be prepared to work with project management software such as MS Project Management.

 

Textbooks:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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