Project Management Curriculum and Resources

Designed "by faculty, for faculty," the curriculum guidelines and teaching resources can be used to introduce a basic course or integrate project management topics and concepts into existing courses. The flexible guidelines and teaching materials can be customized to reflect your disciplinary focus, teaching approach, student profile, and course structure. 

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Curriculum

Discover the project management curriculum and resources with 30 knowledge modules that can be blended to create a curriculum design that meets the needs of your students. By faculty for faculty.

Resources

Case Studies

Students need to understand how theory and practice work together to solve real-world problems. The project management case studies place the students in the position of the project manager, sponsor, and other stakeholders. Students develop problem-solving skills by critically analyzing the various scenarios.

Courses, Classroom Activities & Projects

Foundations of Project Management is a full introductory course syllabus containing knowledge modules that fall into three major knowledge categories:

  • Technical skills
  • Behavioral competence
  • Strategic awareness

The course has been customized for a cognate discipline such as IT, engineering, health informatics, or business.

The Project Team, Leadership and Communication course is also a full course syllabus addressing the major behavioral competencies around managing projects. It has also been customized for use in universities in Australia, the UK and the Arabian Gulf.

PM courses commonly build toward a final project, and PM programs build toward a capstone experience. Find guidelines for both, as well as other course activities such as sample analysis problems and a fictional scenario to address ethics in project management. 

 

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The Value of PM in Higher Education

Organizations and companies across sectors and geographic borders steadily embrace project management. By 2027, employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles. Its significant and sustained growth is driving an increasing demand for colleges and universities to offer courses and degree programs in project management.

Request for PMI® Published Materials

Desk copies of PMI-published books are available to educators who have adopted or want to consider adopting them as a course text. Please note that only requests with a university email address will be considered.