3 credit hours
This team-based course explores how to drive value through cost, quality, customer service and new product improvement projects. To teach effective project management fundamentals, the class partners with global corporations and works on real-world problems. The project sponsors are primarily Fortune 500 companies focused on solving global challenges. Using critical path management software, teams lead technical, cost saving, supply chain infrastructure, and new product initiatives. Students learn how project management impacts new product development, demand/supply integration, stage gate product launch, risk management, and budgeting.