Course Offerings

The MS in IT Project Management courses are offered on a rolling format, 100% online, that lets you progress through the program at your own pace. Courses are offered in an eight-week format for greater flexibility, so you can complete the required 34 credit hours (30 if you’re already PMP certified) in 12 months to 5 years.

Required Courses

  • CNIT 55200 PME - IT Project Management: Understand the application of a project management framework, select and apply the best practices, learn the necessary artifacts to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. Effective use of PM tools to manage projects. (3 credits; 1st 8 weeks)

Elective Course Options

  • CNIT 55100 EPM - IT Economics: Develop an understanding of contracts and the management of contractors and subcontractors. Gain the tools to effectively understand and use IT economic work products and select best practices in contract management and IT economics, leading to effective decision making. (3 credits; 1st 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 55300 QMX - IT Quality Management: Understand maturity models such as CMMI and OPM3; quality assurance and its control and application; quality improvement methods and techniques such as Six Sigma, TQM and CPI; and application of quality management work products. Develop the ability to select and apply best practices and tools in quality management. (3 credits; 1st 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58000 ATP - Advanced Topics in IT Project Management: Covers effective management of global and troubled projects. Understand importance of cultural awareness and diversity and contemporary issues that affect project management. Learn about the effective use of social media in project management. Select and apply best practices in virtual teaming. (3 credits; 2nd 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58100 ITS - IT Security Management: Understand current security technologies and the different types of security (operating system, network, database and information). Learn to develop and manage security policies and procedures and understand cryptographic and biometric security methods. Discuss  computer crime and the importance of incident reporting and security auditing and training. (1 credit; 1st 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58100 PLE - IT Policy, Law, and Ethics: This is a review and explanation of current legislation affecting IT and a discussion of Green IT. Studies on IP, copyrights, policy statements, and employee and organizational liability. Emphasis on ethics and privacy issues. (3 credits; 2nd 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58100 PMP - Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Prep: Understand PMI's PMBOK and prepare for taking PMI's PMP certification. (1 credit; 2nd 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58100 PRC - Professional Research & Communication: Develop the ability to select and apply best practices in researching technical information, writing project-related documents and creating effective presentations. (1 credit; 1st 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58100 PRM - Risk Management: Learn to understand and apply qualitative and quantitative risk management techniques and perform risk-based simulations. Understand disaster planning and business continuity and develop techniques to effectively accomplish both. (1 credit; 2nd 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58200 EST - IT Estimating-Scheduling-Control: Learn how to build a better business case, effectively using sound estimating strategies. Effectively perform cost management and develop project schedules using advanced project management techniques. Develop the ability to select and apply best practices for project estimating, scheduling and control. (3 credits; 2nd 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58300 PPM - IT Program & Portfolio Management: Learn program and portfolio management versus project management. Gain a knowledge of project governance. Understand the project management office (PMO) and strategies for implementation. Understand project management information systems (PMIS). (3 credits; 1st 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58500 PCM - Organizational Change Management for IT Projects: Develop an understanding and the ability to apply change management, configuration management and formal change control processes. Understand process management and business process reengineering and develop a knowledge of change management work products. (3 credits; 2nd 8 weeks)
  • CNIT 58600 RMP - IT Requirements Management: Explore the requirements management lifecycle. Develop abilities to elicit and document user requirements in a manner to assure project success. Understand the processes of requirements validation, verification and traceability. Develop a knowledge of requirements management tools for effective use. (3 credits; 2nd 8 weeks)
  • OLS 58000 - Interpersonal & Group Skills for Leaders: Develop skills necessary to be a strong leader, including understanding interpersonal behavior, managing conflicts, communication ability in many settings, building relationships in business and family, and problem solving and decision making in group and team processes. Understand the importance of diversity and cultural awareness. (3 credits; 1st 8 weeks)