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Corporate Investments and Project Business

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 3 модуль


Course Syllabus


The course gives students the knowledge necessary for the implementation of the project in commercial and non-profit sector. The aim of the course is to develop skills in the field of project management. Each project must be limited in time, have clear criteria for the outcomes (given the characteristics of the product obtained), assume an external or internal request. The course will give an overview of what corporate investment decisions involve. It will provide tools and techniques for an investment projects appraisal as well as for managing portfolios of investment projects.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about implementation of project work
  • To build knowledge about agile approach and its popular framework scrum to project management and develop team-building skills for working in demanding environments
  • To develop an understanding of the theoretical foundations and practical aspects of the investments decisions made by the financial managers of a corporation
  • To study methods of investment projects efficiency, to receive investment analysis skills required in developing company's strategy
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • understand the main constraints of project activities
  • Understand the stages of the project cycle
  • Know how to calculate all of the measures used to evaluate capital projects and the decision rules associated with them. Evaluate and rank alternative investment projects.
  • Define a scope of a project and state the project problem
  • Be able to identify project environment and project risks
  • Be able to monitor project activities and assess progress
  • Estimate the necessary resources for the project and their costs
  • Be able to assess and manage the project risks
  • Set goals in teams and delegate the tasks
  • Be able to write a project plan
  • Be able to organize effective teamwork with task, velocity and performance tracking based on PMBOK, Agile, Scrum
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to project management
  • Project initiation
  • Project planning
  • Cost management
  • Project risks
  • Project team management
  • Team development
  • Adaptive approach to project management
  • Business value
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In Class activity
  • non-blocking Test
  • non-blocking Project Plan
  • non-blocking Group Investment proposal
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.4 * Group Investment proposal + 0.15 * Test + 0.3 * Project Plan + 0.15 * In Class activity


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition, 2017. Режим доступа: http://library.books24x7.com/bookshelf.asp
  • Damodaran, A. (2012). Investment Valuation : Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset (Vol. 3rd ed). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=442924
  • Kirsten Olean Cmp, Jennifer M. Schlener, Jon R. Katzenbach, & Douglas K. Smith. (2009). The Wisdom of Teams. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.FA4DA2A3
  • M. Daud Alam, & Uwe F. Gühl. (2016). Project-Management in Practice : A Guideline and Toolbox for Successful Projects. Springer.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Jürg Kuster, Eugen Huber, Robert Lippmann, Alphons Schmid, Emil Schneider, Urs Witschi, & Roger Wüst. (2015). Project Management Handbook. Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.spr.mgmtpr.978.3.662.45373.5
  • Maximini, D. (2018). The Scrum Culture : Introducing Agile Methods in Organizations (Vol. Second edition). Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1741933
  • Melanie McBride. (2016). Project Management Basics : How to Manage Your Project with Checklists. Apress.