The importance of Project Management (PM) is increasing and cannot be overemphasized. This is particularly true with the widespread adoption and implementation of various systems in business and therefore there is a need for more graduates with PM knowledge to contribute and lead business projects. The Project Management Institute (PMI) recent reports indicate a significant increase in the number of jobs requiring project management skills (Project.Management.Institute 2017). Further, PMI predicts the demand for project managers is increasing as a result of an increase in the number of jobs demanding project management skills, attrition including retirement and a demand for project talent (Project.Management.Institute 2017). Therefore, the educators strive to prepare graduates for the PM positions and their challenges. The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the importance of PM degree and introduce a model for offering a minor degree in PM for the College of Business.
Tabatabaei, Manouchehr and Cuellar, Michael, "A Model Minor Degree Program in Project Management" (2020). SAIS 2020 Proceedings. 33.