Finland, Tampere

Applied and Effective Project Management, Leadership and Communication

when 1 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 600

A project is a “temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service.” As such, a project may require a unique approach to its management and administration. This course examines the process of applied project management using defined project management disciplines as a means to understanding the day-to-day operational issues faced by project managers.

Project management is a cross-disciplinary field with applications in non-profit organizations, governmental institutions, and all manner of industry and business. At the end of this course the student should be able to develop, execute and control a project plan based upon specific metrics for success including the unique variables of differing disciplines.

Target group

University students and graduates from around the world

Course aim

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Define the characteristics of a project.
2. Identify the common roles and responsibilities of project managers across multiple disciplines focusing on leadership and management styles and their effectiveness.
3. Describe the structure of a project.
4. Apply current project management tools and techniques to a specific discipline.
5. Explain the process of establishing metrics and performance benchmarks.
6. Describe and analyze risks associated with projects.
7. Develop an evaluation and assessment of a complex project.

In addition to the course objectives at the end of the course students will be able to:

1. Evaluate information appropriate to the task and from more than one academic discipline
2. Apply principles of critical thinking to demonstrate integrative learning
3. Communicate effectively in spoken form
4. Communicate effectively in written form
5. Analyze cultural issues within a global context

Fee info

EUR 600: Course fee for students external to Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences
EUR 0: Courses are free of charge to degree students and exchange students (academic year 2019-2020) of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences


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