Courses Catalogue

Project Planning And Management I

COURSE CODE: PPM 7102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Economics, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

A project is an instrument of development/investment activity designed to achieve specific objectives through the delivery of measurable benefits to a specific group within a specified time frame. The concept of projects is interlinked with all socio-economic development programmes. A project is a cutting edge to development and that is why it is important to students of most specialties. Decisions need to be taken on what option/alternative an organization/enterprise or entrepreneur should spend scarce resources within environmental laws. The idea of controlling costs in projects needs an understanding of project management tools and techniques, including planning, design and budgeting.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

The aim of this course unit is to enhance students’ understanding of principles of project planning and management, teach them some of the key project management tools and techniques and develop models which can be used to manage and evaluate projects or facilitate policy review and improvements at their future places of work. This way, the course unit will groom a new brand of managers with an orientation to operate under a defined mission where activities are generated and tasks shared according to capabilities. The manager assumes the role of a leader in team work spirit to achieve identified goals within specified period of time.