Project Management Program
Project Management is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in North America and appeals particularly to individuals with backgrounds in engineering, operations, and technology.
This is the newest stream in the UNB Saint John MBA program and already has many partnerships in the community including the New Brunswick chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
The curriculum examines the methodology and best practices for project management and is taught by faculty who combine in-depth knowledge with wide experience in project management.
The program is capped off with a business consulting project where you implement the skills learned in MBA. The work experience counts as project management experience for your PMP or CAPM certification application through the Project Management Institute.
Module Three (9 weeks, March - May)
In addition to core courses, PM STREAM students take:
- Management of Innovations
- Project Management
Module Four (9 weeks, May - July)
Sample of Project Management courses:
- Project Management Methodology
- Project Management Communication and Team Leadership
- Project Planning, Monitoring and Controlling
- Commercial Law
- Project Procurement Management
Module Five (10 weeks, July - September)
Project Management Stream students complete a Consulting Business project in an established firm. Project Management Stream students will also complete a New Venture Business Plan or a PM Organizational Consulting Project as their final integrative project.
Sample course descriptions
MBA 7612 - Project Management Communication and Team Leadership
Project Management Communication and Team Leadership provides students with an in-depth review of topics related to Project Communication Management and Project Team Leadership. Through the assigned readings, in-class lectures exercises, discussions and a case exercise, students will learn about the required tools, techniques, and processes that enable successful project leadership and communication with project stakeholders.
With its foundation in the current Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge on Communication Management, this course will also provide students with an understanding of the significant importance of Communications Management and Leadership within a project environment.
MBA 7615 – Special Topics – Project Management Methodology
MBA 7615 covers in-depth the process of Project Management. The course is tightly based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (commonly known as the PMBOK). Each session focuses on a specific chapter of the PMBOK and additional supporting material. Lectures are followed by an open group discussion regarding the session's topic.
In addition to providing students with a solid understanding of the formal process of Project Management, this course will prepare students to write the PMI project management certification exams: PMP or CAPM should they choose to do so.