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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.

Learning Format



Fully online Instructor-led training on your schedule with no set meeting times. Lectures are pre-recorded and your instructor will set weekly discussion topics to help you engage with the content and share meaningful experiences. Click on the “Online” section below to view course details.

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). 

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Course Number: BUSA-40862
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Project ManagementSoftware Engineering Management