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BUS 196 A — Project Management: An Introductory Hands-On Course

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jun 26—Aug 14
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 9
Unit: 1
Tuition: $460
Instructor(s): Vincent Yip
Limit: 32
On-campus course
7:00—8:50 pm
Jun 26—Aug 14
8 weeks
Drop By
Jul 9
1 Unit
Vincent Yip
Whether you are launching a new product or organizing a major mission, a strong grasp of project management skills can ensure that project targets are met on time and under budget. Successful companies such as HP and IBM have long considered project management courses essential for their engineers and managers. Many top CEOs understand that implementing the best practices of project management can help reduce costs, increase productivity, and boost corporate competitiveness. In this interactive course, students will be introduced to important concepts— such as Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the Critical Path Method (CPM)—and then led through the hands-on planning and execution of a real project in class. Other essential areas such as cost, quality, human resources, procurement, and risk management will also be addressed. Students, project engineers, managers, and business owners will benefit from gaining a firm understanding of this essential management skill.

This course covers the same material as BUS 196 B.

Vincent Yip, Management Consultant

Vincent Yip’s career includes R&D, technology administration, diplomatic service with the European Union, and teaching at the Northwestern, USC, USF, Beijing, and Tsinghua University business schools. He has traveled on consulting assignments for the UN and the World Bank. He is the author of three books on China and numerous journal articles, mainly on e-commerce, project management, and doing business in China. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and received a PhD in engineering from USC.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Paul Sanghera, 90 Days To Success As A Project Manager (ISBN 978-1-59863-869-1)