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Business Basics for Project Professionals (UMTPM200)   Register Online
 
Overview

To a large extent, project management today is business management. Traditionally, project managers were primarily concerned with executing project plans. But today, they are business managers, because managing a project is tantamount to running a business. This course provides project professionals who do not have a business background with an overview of general business skills that they should possess if they are to be effective business managers. It covers all the basic business skills, including finance, accounting, marketing, operations, organizational development, contracting and procurement. Business topics that are covered are illustrated with practical examples. This course is, in a nutshell, a 30 PDU MBA!

Objectives

To provide project professionals with the basic knowledge and skills they need to handle the business-end of projects.
What You Will Learn

  • Traits of today’s business environment, including downsizing, flattening, outsourcing, reengineering
  • The role of strategy in business operations
  • Different legal structures of business: sole proprietorship, LLC, partnership, S-corporation, C-corporation
  • Finance and accounting basics
  • Marketing and sales basics
  • Operations management basics
  • Role of information technology in business
  • Basics of managing organizations and people

PMBOK® Guide Process Areas

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Controlling

PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas

  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Procurement Management

Instruction

The Ten-Day MBA
  • Course modules containing cutting-edge knowledge developed by renowned experts in project management
  • Course Textbook: The Ten-Day MBA: A Step-by-step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America's Top Business Schools by Steven A. Silbiger
  • "Think and Review" section that helps you review key points of the modules
  • Answers to the "Think and Review" section
  • A final exam which contains multiple choice and true/false questions
  • Certificate of Completion, which makes students eligible for 30 PDU credits (given upon exam completion).

 
 
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