Courses Catalogue

Project Planning And Management

COURSE CODE: PAD 3202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Economics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PURPOSE OF COURSE

Project planning and management approach has been acknowledged as a strategy that has persisted as a regulated way to manage the use of resources to achieve important development objectives. It’s asserted that this approach has assisted developing countries to establish viable institutional independent for orderly economic growth to effect the policy changes needed for good project performance and to make investment that are properly engineered, financially feasible and economically sound. Regardless of the nature or size of the project a successful outcome can only be achieved by using sound project management techniques. Careful planning at the outset / onset, as well as during the project, can help to avoid costly mistakes. It also provides assurance that the project will accomplish its goals on schedule and within budget. This course will therefore expose a student to such issues in project planning and management as; the concept of a project, project formulation, the process of project management, project implementation and control, the funding of a project, and project cost structures and budgeting among others. Therefore, training in this course should increase the capacity for both theoretical and analytical thinking as well as practical analytical skills to implement development projects on the side of the trainee. 

 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the need for a paradigm shift in management where managers with team building abilities for achievement of a common goal are increasingly being preferred to managers who assume a boss’s or commanding role.
  • Appreciate project management as one of the discipline with the richest sources of proven techniques for accomplishment of goals which at the same time allow the organization to reduce the need for strict control and heavy rigidity.
  • Understand the integrated process of project management that entails the identification, preparation, implementation, monitoring, control and evaluation of projects.
  •  Increase their capacity for both theoretical and analytical thinking as well as practical analytical skills to implement development projects.