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

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jul 1—Aug 19
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jul 3
Unit: 1
Tuition: $565
Instructor(s): Vincent Yip
Limit: 32
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Jul 1—Aug 19
8 weeks
Refund Date
Jul 3
1 Unit
Vincent Yip
Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
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. Stalwarts such as HP and IBM have long considered project management courses essential for their engineers and managers, and current top CEOs also understand that implementing the best practices of project management can help reduce costs, increase productivity, and boost corporate competitiveness.

In this course, students will be introduced to important concepts—such as the work breakdown structure and the critical path method—and then led through the hands-on planning and execution of a team project in breakout groups during class. Lectures will delve into essential areas such as cost, quality, human resources, communication, and risk management, and will address ethical and cultural issues of project management. Virtual instruction will be complemented with videos and a guest lecture by a veteran project management practitioner. Students, project engineers, managers, and business owners will benefit from gaining a firm understanding of this essential management skill.

Management Consultant

Vincent Yip’s career includes R&D, technology administration, diplomatic service with the European Union, and teaching at the Northwestern, USC, UC Berkeley, Peking, and Tsinghua University business schools. He is the author of three books and several journal articles on ecommerce and project management. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and he received a PhD in engineering from USC.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Jack Gido and Jim Clements , Successful Project Management 6th Edition (ISBN 9781285068374)