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Key Knowledge for Project Managers Focusing in STEM


Effective project management skills are important to professionals in any industry. This particular course is geared to those students interested or working in the life sciences, engineering, and technology fields. Students will learn how to define, plan and execute a project whether the goal is simple or complex; gain the tools and knowledge for delivering projects on time and on budget, while meeting performance specifications; explore the basic components of project management and the project life cycle. This course will also help you determine the correct project through strategic portfolio analysis; create a successful charter; assemble and manage a team; analyze and control risk; monitor project milestones; and close out the project.



Project Management Essentials in Science and Technology is fully online course with no set meeting times. Lectures are pre-recorded and the instructor sets regular assignment due dates to keep students on track and engaged.

Note: This course satisfies the prerequisite requirements for Project Planning and Scheduling (BUSA-40715) and Project Cost and Risk Management (BUSA-40926).

This course will provide 27 education hours. To receive Professional Development Units (PDU’s), submit your UCSD transcript to the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

For questions about this course, please contact ProjectManagement@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: BUSA-40862
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
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