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Course Code: DEFM551 Course ID: 4645 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is designed to meet the learning and performance needs of newly selected PEO’s, DPEO’s, and ACAT I and II Program Managers and Deputy Program Managers. Skills and behaviors are developed through a concentrated study of cases, role playing and scenario analysis. (Prerequisite: DEFM550)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the key features of an Executive Program Manager’s role in today workforce.

2. Demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to be a successful executive in today's government contracting and acquisition organizations.

3. Create an Executive level action plans for practical and measurable government contracting and acquisition policy and procedures changes.

4. Demonstrate how executive decision making is conducted for complex major military equipment developments.

5. Explain the role and pitfalls of ethics in executive decision making.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Discussions 32.00 %
Week 1: Introduce Yourself 2.00 %
Week 1: Role of the Program Manager 2.00 %
Week 2: Knowledge and skills 4.00 %
Week 3: Executive level action plan 4.00 %
Week 4: Executive decision making 4.00 %
Week 5: Communication and Ethics 4.00 %
Week 6: Executive Program Management Decisons 4.00 %
Week 7: Avoiding Pitfalls: Planning for better Acquisitions and Contracts 4.00 %
Week 8: Reflection and Course Feedback 4.00 %
Paper Assignments 32.00 %
Assignment 1: Week 2: Paper 1 8.00 %
Assignment 2: Week 3: Paper 2 8.00 %
Assignment 6: Week 6: Paper 3 8.00 %
Assignment 7: Week 7: Paper 4 8.00 %
Term Project Outlines 12.00 %
Assignment 3: Week 3: Term Project Part 1 – Outline 4.00 %
Assignment 4: Week 4: Term Project Part 2 - Abstract and Detailed Outline 4.00 %
Assignment 5: Week 5: Term Project Part 3 - Referenced Outline 4.00 %
Term Project Paper 24.00 %
Assignment 8: Week 8: Term Project Paper 24.00 %

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the key features of an Executive Program Manager’s role in today workforce.

2. Demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to be a successful executive in today's government contracting and acquisition organizations.

3. Create an Executive level action plans for practical and measurable government contracting and acquisition policy and procedures changes.

4. Demonstrate how executive decision making is conducted for complex major military equipment developments.

5. Explain the role and pitfalls of ethics in executive decision making.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.