Do you have the planning tools and techniques needed to achieve project success? In order to ensure effective project delivery, you first need an understanding of the skills required to manage projects. The Project Management: Practical Skills and Applications Program from the University of Dayton aims to equip participants with practical project management tools that can be immediately applied within their context.
Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll discover critical planning techniques and develop a practical, results-driven project management toolkit to optimize project success. With insights from UDayton faculty and guest experts, you’ll discover the value of change management and learn communication skills for stakeholder management.
You’ll walk away with:
The ability to effectively plan projects and handle any challenges that may arise
A results-driven toolkit for successful project management
The skills to simultaneously manage a number of projects
An understanding of how to craft a closing report that details a project’s successes and failures
The University of Dayton is collaborating with GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand, to create a new class of learning experience – one that is immersive, collaborative, and designed for optimal accessibility for the busy working professional. Take advantage of flexible learning (6–8 hours per week) and the support of a personal Success Adviser on the easy-to-use Online Campus interface. Join a global learning community of like-minded professionals and earn a University of Dayton certificate as recognition of the industry-leading competencies you’ve developed over the eight weeks of this program.
The topics covered in this program include:
Module 1: Introduction to project managementExplore the primary concepts and tools that underpin effective project management practices.
Module 2: The Project Hierarchy and Project Life Cycle Learn about the components of the Project Hierarchy and the phases of the Project Life Cycle.
Module 3: Initiating the project: Creating the Project CharterEnter the initiation phase of the Project Life Cycle by drafting a Project Charter.
Module 4: Planning the project: Activities, risk, and building the budgetIdentify the activities involved in building a budget, design a preliminary schedule and preliminary budget, and evaluate how risk affects the Work Plan.
Module 5: Planning the project: Building a realistic and reliable scheduleCreate a final schedule and evaluate the importance of critical paths in projects.
Module 6: Planning the project: Management strategiesCreate management plans for managing communication and change processes.
Module 7: Executing and controlling the projectTrack and report on the status of the project and project team.
Module 8: Closing the project and managing multiple projectsProduce a closing report to reflect on the successes and failures of a project. Evaluate methods for managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Is This Program for You?
This program is for project management professionals in mid-level careers, as well as those new to the industry who are aspiring to become part of a management team. Anyone looking to adapt to the continuously evolving project management landscape will benefit from gaining up-to-date knowledge and tools that they can immediately apply to their business context. Participants will walk away with new insights and approaches to managing projects from expert faculty and guest speakers.
How to Register?
This online program is available to professionals around the world, regardless of location, academic study, or work experience. While there are no acceptance criteria or registration fees, you’ll need a current email account and access to a computer and the internet, as well as a PDF reader and Excel. You may need to view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and read and create documents in Microsoft Word or similar programs.
This program is presented entirely online, in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand. Visit the Project Management: Practical Skills and Applications Program page on the GetSmarter website to find out about upcoming program dates, the price, and more.
View your brochure to find out more about this program.
Will I Have the Time?
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the program and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week, you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes, and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to a Success Adviser, who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
What Is the Online Campus?
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your program. Through its easy-to-use interface, you'll have access to a diverse variety of program content formats, including interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow participants and Head Facilitator through the discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Adviser, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.
Can My Employer Assist With Payment?
By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll have an influence on the success of your organization. Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?
Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer
What Are My Payment Options?
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the program starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for programs nine weeks and shorter. To find out more on payment options please visit the Payment and Financing page.
If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with an Enrollment Adviser here.