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Project Management

The AUIS MBA in Project Management introduces students to an increasingly popular profession as more companies move to project team-based business models.
Particularly helpful for professionals in industries such as construction, IT development, manufacturing and consulting, the AUIS MBA in Project Management provides a foundation for successfully planning, monitoring, measuring and adapting a project from start to finish.
Students are provided with the content knowledge and organizational skills in project management methodologies that are critical in business environments. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge base of the Project Management Institute's (PMI)®  Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) areas and activities associated with each of the stages of the project management lifecycle. The AUIS MBA in Project Management degree is based on the standards of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification, which helps align the skills learned with market needs. 


Addressing the culture, principles, and basic techniques of project management, this course provides a comprehensive overview of project management. This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project. Tools and concepts such as project charter, scope statement, work breakdown structure, project estimating, and scheduling methodologies are studied. With business problems growing more complex and companies implementing projects that span the globe, there is an increased need for effective project management.

This course teaches the skills needed to effectively establish and manage a realistic schedule and detailed budget. Through hands-on exercises, students learn to develop a work breakdown schedule, grasp diagramming techniques, identify task relationships, determine the critical path, employ estimating techniques, and analyze resource utilization. Following schedule completion, a budget will be created that includes all direct and indirect costs associated with the project. The importance of baselining project schedules and budgets to make reporting and tracking progress easier is emphasized. Students will use of value analysis and other reporting techniques to ensure project progress is clearly identified and communicated to stakeholders. Students will be introduced to Microsoft Project software to be able to manage a project.

Accurately defining project scope is a critical factor of a successful project. This course provides participants with tools and techniques to help them determine and deliver products, services, and results that meet requirements, expectations, and deadlines. At course completion, students will be able to gather requirements, create a project scope statement, create a WBS, determine sign-off processes, and control scope. Risk management, as an integrated component of successful project management, allows students to understand the uncertainty that is part of all project work and plan how to manage effectively that uncertainty. Project Risk Management provides students with an organized approach for managing the uncertainties that can lead to undesirable project outcomes. The course provides a systematic method for identifying the risks that can result in cost overruns, delayed schedules, or failure to meet performance standards.

In this course students must demonstrate the ability to integrate their accumulated learning experience and educational knowledge as well as to produce new information by applying their skills to the creation of a project management handbook; by evaluating and suggesting improvements in specific project environments; and through a case study or by analyzing some project management practices to determine the best. This course is suitable for all Program Directors, Project Managers and Project Leaders who are seeking PMP® certification. This course can be also attended by candidates seeking CAPM® certification.
PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP®, PMBOK®Guide, and PgMP® are a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

For questions regarding the MBA program, email us at [email protected] or call us at +964 (0)770 461 7555.