General Course Information for ENM602: Risk, Contracts, and Legal Iss

Course: ENM602 - Risk, Contracts, and Legal Iss
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Course Description: Focus on risks, contracts and legal issues related to project management. Covers materials on theories of risk management, cost estimation, pricing competitive bids, risk allocation, and incentive contract design, evaluation of threats and opportunities, and portfolio management.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Define risk management principles and practices in managing projects.
  • Exhibit an understanding of cost estimation, pricing competitive bids, risk allocation, and incentive contract design, evaluation of threats and opportunities, buffer management in a supply chain, investment appraisal, portfolio management and strategy formulation to manage projects successfully.
  • Explain the basic concepts and structure of the American legal system.
  • Recognize business situations that require legal counsel.
  • Interpret and form contractual relationships in executing projects.
  • Identify remedies for breach of contract in projects.
  • Describe how third parties may become involved in contracts, and what their rights may be under the contract.
  • Analyze legal issues that may arise in the project management engineering.
  • Evaluate contract law and develop contracts pertinent to projects.
  • Explain the need for awareness of and sensitivity to differences in business law in the international business environment.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
    • Apply global mindset and a detailed knowledge of business environments in engineering management solutions.
    • Communicate graduate level oral and writing skills.
    • Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.
    • Demonstrate quantitative analytical and critical thinking skills and techniques to manage projects, and processes (products and services).

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

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Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures