Equip yourself with a wide range of skills required for planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources for major projects within multinationals, family businesses, and NGOs.
Please note that as we strive to keep our electives as up-to-date as possible, the exact courses on offer are subject to change and different courses are offered at each of our campuses.
This course provides an in-depth examination of the processes and tools involved in project definition, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Project management as a discipline is applicable to business projects of all types and requires balancing the demands for time, quality, scope and cost inherent in any project. This course is designed to provide the project management knowledge necessary for a business executive, manager, consultant, or entrepreneur to successfully initiate, plan and execute projects. It is structured to provide principles, methodology and practical information through a combination of lectures, assignments, group collaboration and hands-on exercises. Some of the topics include project, program, and portfolio management; project selection and project plan development; work breakdown structures, change control, gant charts; project and product life cycle methodologies; communications and stakeholder management; project management tools, etc.
This course is an in-depth examination of project procurement management in the wider context of contract and commercial management of projects. Examination of the management of buy-side and sell-side activities in the project life cycle as defined by the main PM bodies and leading research in the area, reveals fundamental conflicts which must be resolved if the project is to obtain the inputs it requires on cost and schedule, maintain profitability, claims and penalties to be avoided, projects successfully completed and business relationships strengthened. This course has been designed around the knowledge area ‘Project Procurement’ in the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the ‘Commercial Management’ chapter of the Association for Project Management BoK. Underpinning theories from economics and strategic management are used to expand appreciation of commercial situations and relate action in this space to the outcomes of projects and project organizations assignments.
This course examines the processes and tools involved in project risk, quality and financial management. Topics include risk identification, ranking and monitoring; qualitative and quantitative risk analysis; strategies for proactive risk mitigation; quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, and process improvement; the cost of quality and the benefits of prevention over inspection. We revisit estimating costs and financial management topics as quality and risk management impacts the cost processes dramatically. Within this context we provide an in-depth coverage of forecasting revised costs and earned value management.