Designing and Managing Investment Projects

The MSM Project Management course enables you to develop the skills, knowledge and essential techniques for successful, cost-effective management of both large- and small-scale projects. Our interactive and practical program will train you to become an effective project and people manager.

The capacity to design and manage projects is a critical skill to access funding sources in the modern global economy. Nowadays, project managers are expected to have a broad understanding of project design and management related issues. They need to have a basic understanding of the criteria for initiating, planning, implementing and closing effective projects, and be multi-skilled in order to effectively tackle the challenges of private sector projects of today.

Leadership & Management

Leadership & Management

Diploma
Diploma

Mode
Full-time

Course date
9 - 13 October 2017

Duration
5 days

Mirjana Stanisic, Project Management expert at Maastricht School of Management
Lead Trainer
Mirjana Stanisic MSc
Expert and lecturer in Project Management

Course objectives

After finalizing the course, you will

  • understand the concept of logic model applied to project management
  • have developed analytical skills and how to apply them to project design
  • understand how to plan time and cost in a project
  • have learned how to manage risks how implementing a project
  • understand how and when to use evaluation tools during the project lifecycle

Course topics

Topics included in the program are:

  • Initiation Procedures
  • Planning Procedures
  • Direct & Manage the Project Work
  • Closing Procedures

Teaching methods

During the course the following approaches will be used:

  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Discussions

Lectures are based on practical assignments that are conducted by work groups. The outcome of the assignments are presented in the classroom and discussed with colleagues. Throughout the process, students prepare themselves the examples that illustrate the theoretical concepts shared during the lectures, while strengthening their presentations skills.

Mirjana Stanisic MSc

Expert and lecturer in Project Management

Mirjana Stanisic has extensive experience in donor-funded projects in emerging and countries in transition (Egypt, Romania, Bangladesh, Serbia and Montenegro).  She worked previously as a national expert in Serbia and Montenegro and has several years of experience in international cooperation with relevant international bodies for environment and climate change. Mirjana published more than ten articles in the field of environment and participated in various project and programs funded by UNEP, UNECE, World Bank, IUFRO). Currently she is working as a consultant and lecturer at Maastricht School of Management, conducting training sessions in project management, proposal writing, sustainable development and soft skills. Besides project management and consultancy experience, she provides mentoring and coaching of participants in their individual action plans.

Rui Miguel Santos

Expert and trainer in Results-Based Management and Evaluation of Development Programs & Projects

Rui Miguel Santos has extensive experience in donor funded projects in countries around the world (including Estonia, Moldova, China / Macau, Cameroon, Gabon, and Senegal). He is a Portuguese national and lectures at various institutions including:

  • The three most prestigious Portuguese universities (Technical University, New University and Catholic University)
  • The Netherlands (Maastricht School of Management)
  • Rwanda (Rwanda Institute of Administration and Management)
  • Moldova (Academy of Public Administration).

Throughout his career, Rui has delivered training courses to students from more than 30 countries and is familiar with diverse, multicultural audiences.

“MSM is the best place to get a thorough understanding of project development and management. I have studied at an institute in London and I think MSM’s approach is more practical. I really appreciated the relationship between the participants and the teachers”.        

Isaac Manu, Ghana

Scholarships

Available MSM Scholarships for private sponsorship candidates >
Dean's Development Fund: select your country below to see the actual price

Tuition fee

The tuition fee of this course is € 2499.

Tuition fee includes all course materials and study materials. Tuition fee does not include housing, food and living expenses. Participants are required to arrange their own housing facilities. MSM can assist in finding hotel accommodation.

Alumni Lifelong Learning:
15% discount for Maastricht School of Management registered Alumni

Corporate Discount:
15% for 2 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
25% for 3 particpants coming from the same organizatin within 1 academic year
40% for 4 - 6 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
For > 6 participants we will offer a tailor made program

European Star Scholarship:
50% for European citizens and long term residents. Sumbit a 2 - 3 page essay on the topic: "What will be the positive change for my organization and me after participating in this course?".

Cancellation policy

By MSM:
MSM reserves the right to postpone or cancel the program in case the number of participants does not meet the MSM requirements for minimum number of participants. Any payment made to MSM for tuition fee will be refunded. In the case of postponement or cancellation of the program MSM will inform the enrolled candidates at least six weeks before the planned start of the program.

By the participant:
If an admitted participant decides against participation, she/he or, if applicable, the sponsor is liable for the following cancellation costs:

• 25% of the tuition fee if cancellation is between eight to seven weeks before the start of the program.
• 50% of the tuition fee if cancellation is between six to four weeks before the start of the program.
• 75% of the tuition fee if cancellation is within four weeks of the start of the program.
• In case cancellation is done after the program has started no money will be refunded.
• No cancellation charges are incurred if the enrolled candidate or the client, with written consent of MSM, will be replaced by another candidate before the start of the course.Refunded tuition fees will only be reimbursed to the sponsoring party and cannot be forwarded or redeemed by any other party.

Candidates who were not granted a visa to enter The Netherlands, can be fully reimbursed if written official documentation is provided of such visa denial.

Application deadline

11 September 2017

Admission requirements

Applicants should have the ability to function academically and professionally at Bachelor level and should have an adequate level of spoken and written English.

Reasons to follow the Project Management course

  • Explore the various elements and procedures for effective initiation, planning, implementation and closing of the projects
  • Learn to apply relevant project management tools to ensure that results are delivered on time, within budget and according to scope
  • Gain insight into the relevant management skills needed to successfully direct and manage project work
  • Apply course concepts to project management situations you have experienced
  • Benefit from the interactive learning environment and exchange views and experiences with peers and experts from around the globe

Enjoy the first lecture by Rui Santos, one of your trainers in the course