Students in this specialization will focus on risk management, procurement, monitoring, and multi-project management. They will complete a final written research project demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action. This specialization explores principles, concepts, tools, and techniques to improve project performance and organizational effectiveness. Project Management is one of the fastest growing professional disciplines. Students examine all aspects of company projects including cost estimates, budget management, cost control, risk assessment, bid negotiation and contracts, and performance reporting critical to the success of any organization. The graduate specialization provides curriculum for students aspiring to take on project management responsibilities. Graduates in this specialization can expect to lead single or multiple project teams, serve as a project expert in a centralized project organization in just about any industry or market sector. Courses in this specialization count as Professional Development Units for PMI® certification.