Program and Project Management

For general master's degree requirements at the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, see: www.rackham.umich.edu/policies/academic_policies/

This degree program is available both on campus and via the Internet.

Admission

Admission to the program as a regular student requires a BS in engineering, business, economics, math, computer science or other physical sciences and at least two years of practical work experience. The prerequisite for the program is the course work in probability and statistics that can be satisfied by completing IMSE 510 as part of approved electives within the first two semesters of the admission into the program. Two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a person familiar with the candidate’s academic performance, are also required.

The undergraduate cumulative GPA required is B (3.0/4.0) or better to be accepted as a regular graduate student to the program. An applicant with a lower GPA may be granted conditional/probationary admission consistent with Rackham guidelines.

Advanced Standing

Up to six graduate credit hours (grade of B or better) may be transferred from another accredited institution as specified in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies regulations. Students may transfer up to one-half (1/2) the minimum number of credit hours required for their master's or professional degree from U-M/non-Rackham departments and programs (including Dearborn and Flint).

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Program and Project Management requires a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours.

Specific Course Requirements

The program of study must satisfy the following distribution and course requirements:

Core (21 credit hours)
IMSE 515Fundamentals of Program Mgt3
IMSE 516Project Management and Control3
IMSE 517Managing Global Programs3
IMSE 5205Eng Risk-Benefit Analysis3
IMSE 5215Program Budget, Cost Est & Con3
EMGT 590Capstone Project3
OB 510Organization Behavior3
Electives (9 credit hours)
Approved electives:9
Devel & Interp Financial Info
Software Engineering Mgmt
Management for Engineers
Tot Qua Mgmt and Six Sigma
Prod & Oper Engineering I
Mgt of Prod and Proc Design
Human Resource Management
Probability & Statistical Mod
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Total Credit Hours30

Additional elective courses from other units in UM-Dearborn  could also be considered with advisor’s approval.

Thesis option may be elected with the approval of the graduate advisor which will count for six (6) credit hours of graduate coursework replacing capstone project (EMGT 590) and three (3) credit hours of elective coursework. Students electing a thesis option must elect at least one more graduate level cognate course in the place of EMGT 590 for a minimum of three credit hours from departments other than IMSE to satisfy.

This certificate provides practical knowledge in program and project management fundamentals. Topics include planning and organizing resources so that programs and projects are completed on schedule, on budget, and produce high-quality outcomes. The certificate is ideal for professionals who want to enhance their capabilities in managing complex projects and achieving cost-effective results. (12 credit hours) 

Admission Requirements: Students who apply to this certificate program should have completed an undergraduate B.S. degree in Engineering, Business, Economics, Math, Computer Science or another physical science from an accredited institution and have at least two years of practical work experience. A probability & statistics course is a prerequisite for this certification program. 

Required Core Course

IMSE 515Fundamentals of Program Mgt3
IMSE 516Project Management and Control3

Additional Coursework

Complete 2 courses from the following (6 credits):
IMSE 517Managing Global Programs3
IMSE 5205Eng Risk-Benefit Analysis3
IMSE 5215Program Budget, Cost Est & Con3