International Studies & Programs


Online Course: Project Management



The Visiting International Professional Program is pleased to announce its second open enrollment Online Summer Course.

Working remotely or in office, project management skills are essential skills for career success. Boost your project management skills and effectively lead your team.

This online course is designed to introduce participants to basics of project management. It will teach the tools and practices of project management during the life cycle of a project from planning, estimating, scheduling, monitoring, controlling, and execution. Participants will also learn about the behavioral aspects of project management such as managing conflicts, negotiations, and creating integrative teams.

As leading teams virtually becomes the new normal, the course will utilize virtual collaborative tools such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and D2L to plan and execute a hands-on project.

Seats are limited! Register Now! (Details below)

Registration deadline is June 25, 2020 on a First Come First Served basis. 

Course Flyer PDF

Course Objectives

Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:

  • Gain professional knowledge and essential skills for their jobs and gain insights on current trends in project management.
  • Improve their English for effective communication and career advancement.
  • Develop and practice leadership skills in different contexts.
  • Enhance their adaptability in a global working environment.

Registration Details

To Register

Registration Form


Registration is not complete until payment has been submitted on CashNet.


Tuesday & Thursdays June 30 – August 13, 2020 (7 weeks, 14 sessions)


8:30–9:50 am EDT (USA) Check your local time


Online via Zoom and


Taught in English


$250 for VIPP and MSU Alumni (verification is required)

$325 for Public Payment & Registration


Upon registration and payment you will be sent the course syllabus, Zoom link with password, and D2L instructions.

Students are required to access Non alumni will receive a community login ID.


For questions and inquiries, please email vipp(at)


Sinem Mollaoglu, PhD, LEED AP, CGP, is an associate professor and the program director of Construction Management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University, and advises the Professional Women Builders Student Group.

She is a LEED®-accredited professional and received her PhD degree in Architectural Engineering at Penn State with her dissertation on High-Performance Green Building Delivery. Building on her background, Mollaoglu has been working on funded projects to contribute to the improvement of information exchange patterns and performance of interorganizational project teams in the architecture, engineering and construction domains for delivery of sustainable built environments. Her leadership roles in academia include serving on the Editorial Board of the American Society of Engineer’s Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.