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Minor in Quality-Based Project Management

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Clarkson University offers a Minor in Quality-Based Project Management, a field that entails managing people, resources, and budgets to ensure projects are completed on-time and on-budget.  The minor is:

  • Open to all students in all majors and is useful for engineers, science and business majors
  • An opportunity for students to pursue certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI), a great resume item and source of value recognized by employers
  • An opportunity for certain students to sit for the American Society for Quality’s “Certified Quality Improvement Associate” exam

To earn a Minor in Quality-Based Project Management, students must maintain a 2.0 average in the five (5) three-credit courses, distributed in the following fashion:

A. All three (3) of these courses:

  • OM/EM480 Project Management (Prerequisite: statistics course)
  • OM/EM351 Quality Management and Lean Enterprise (Prerequisite: statistics)
  • SB305 Cost Management

B. Elective Courses (Choose any pair):

Option 1:

  • OS/EM286 Organizational Behavior (Prerequisite: sophomore standing)
  • OS352 Strategic Human Resource Management  (Co/Prerequisite: IS211 or IS200, Prerequisite: OS286)

Option 2:

  • OS/EM286 Organizational Behavior (Prerequisite: sophomore standing)
  • OS466 Negotiations and Relationship Management (Prerequisite: OS286)

Option 3:

  • OM/EM331 Operations & Supply Chain Management (Pre/Corequisite: IS211 or IS200; Prerequisite: statistics)
  • OM/EM476 Management of Technology (Co/Prerequisite: OM331)

For more information contact Sandy Zuhlsdorf in the School of Business Support Center at or 315-268-3906.