Center for Project Management

The Center for Project Management is designed to foster relationships between the LIU Post community, industry, and professional groups to promote the educational and research aspects of project management. As a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute, one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession, LIU Post is approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), and other PMI professional credentials.

The following R.E.P. courses are available as part of the M.S. in Management Engineering curriculum and can also be applied separately to Project Management Institute Professional Development Units. These courses take place over the two- to three-year MGE program time frame.

MGE 521 Project Management Principles

This course presents an overview of the basic principles of project management: planning, definition of work requirements, quality and quantity of work, definition of needed resources, progress tracking, comparison of actual to predicted outcomes, analysis of impacts, and change management. Appropriate productivity software will be introduced.

MGE 523 Quality and Process Improvement
This course addresses the identification, documentation, and evaluation of the Project Management process, the metrics involved in that process and a discussion of various models of quality management. Emphasis will be on the integration of process and product improvement.

MGE 525 Communications Management

This course examines the people side of the interdisciplinary project team: leadership; hiring, training, and evaluating of personnel; and technical communications within the project team, with the organization's managers, outside vendors, suppliers, and other project stake-holders.

MGE 621 Project Planning and Control
This course centers around the processes and procedures involved in planning a project (e.g., scope management, statement of work, requirements specification, work breakdown structure, allocation to sub-contractors, scheduling); managing the trade-offs involved in terms of cost, time and performance; monitoring the project's progress in terms of both scheduling and cost; and managing the changes that take place at various stages of the project life cycle. Appropriate productivity software will be introduced.

MGE 627 Project Risk Management
This course explains how to identify, analyze, mitigate and monitor the various risks involved in any project. The different categories of risks associated with a project (technical, performance, scope, schedule, cost) will be examined. Also discussed are the particular risks involved in procurement and sub-contracting. Appropriate productivity software will be introduced.

MGE 629 Human Resource Management & Administration
This course examines the people side of the interdisciplinary project team. Topics include: development of a project human resource plan, team building, hiring, firing, development, personnel evaluation and organizational behavior.

MGE 695 Project Management Practicum
This course is a capstone course that applies and integrates theory and implementation of qualitative and quantitative elements of project management. Stress is on the practical tools and application of planning, budgeting, staffing, scheduling, and operations research involved in complex engineering programs and projects.

CS 710 Information Systems Project Management
This course presents a detailed study of the integration of the qualitative and quantitative elements of information systems while applying project management techniques. Students work through and manage a complete project from conception through the various deliverables to termination. Stress is on the practical tools and application of problem definition, work breakdown structure, planning and scheduling, meeting quality specifications, project review and evaluation techniques and scope and risk management.