HELI 738

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HELI 738
Doctoral Dissertation Project Research and Project Management in Higher Education

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”course_syllabi_body”]Course Description
This course utilizes the principles and best practices of quality systems management to achieve substantive and sustained organizational project management. The course also provides a series of “frames” or fundamental best practices that may stand alone by themselves but are integrated into the AMU Institution-wide approach. Among these are adaptive planning, backwards planning, and gated project approvals. The central example or project is twofold: 1) the project or process improvement itself; 2) the project of the dissertation to be completed.

This course also imparts the knowledge and teaches the skill to transform project management theory into practice through the completion of the dissertation project. Sub-topics to be managed include: writing of dissertation proposals, formation of research and study teams, and timely completion of project research. AMU’s own research indicates that the completion of research, in sync with the project itself, is among the chief challenges to the timely completion of the project itself.

Course Format
This course is delivered in a series of online modules complemented by off-line review and assistance. In-person, on-site modules are offered in addition when possible.

Course Goals
Deliver doctoral-level overview of the principles and best practices of project management.

Course Objectives

  • Teach the principles and best practices of project management
  • Explain and demonstrate the skilled calculation of return on investment (ROI) from project management
  • Discuss systematic completion of project-related research with completion of the doctoral dissertation project

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