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Advanced project-based management

Individual course

If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

The course discusses the practical application of project management in different types of projects, especially complex ones, and in different organizations and industries. The course covers advanced project management approaches and methodologies in specific core areas, including organizing, scheduling and management of time on project and system life cycles, management of risk and uncertainty, management of stakeholders and multi-firm networks.

The course covers the following core areas organised in six modules:

  • Module 1: Investment planning and project budgeting
  • Module 2: Project scheduling and interdependencies
  • Module 3: Project risk and uncertainty
  • Module 4: Managing multi-firm projects
  • Module 5: Managing external environment
  • Module 6: Project management in different contexts and industries

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students are able to

  • apply methods for life-cycle costing, capital budgeting, cash-flow analysis, financing and cost management in projects (Module 1).
  • apply analytical methods that improve our ability to handle interdependencies, uncertainty and dynamism in project scheduling (Module 2).
  • classify risks and analyse uncertainty in projects (Module 3).
  • propose processes and structures to successfully manage multi-firm projects (Module 4).
  • evaluate the relationship of projects and their external environment and stakeholders (Module 5).
  • evaluate, analyse and distinguish between approaches and processes to manage real-life projects and project teams (Module 6).

Participating in the Advanced project-based management (APM) course gives the student excellent capabilities in how projects are developed, planned and executed for long-term value creation, and how project business is managed at the firm-level and at the level of international business.

Company representatives are welcome and can participate for free.

Study and implementation methods

The course consists of online seminars, online exercises, simulation and gaming as well as self-studies.

More info on Åbo Akademi’s course page.

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Responsible teacher

Åbo Akademi
Viktor Sundholm

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Monica Sandberg, Student services specialist
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Category:
Technical studies
Topic:
Industrial engineering and management
Course code:
IE00BT39
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
10.1.–20.3.2022
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
Åbo Akademi University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
Course Project management or other basic course in project management.
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