Project Management


Type of course: Lectures, seminars
Number of credits: 2
Hours (Lecture/Seminar/Lab): 15/15/0

Host institute: Institute of Economics and Social Sciences

Purpose and requirements of the subject:

  • The purposes of the subject are as follows:
  • Get acquainted with the methods and techniques used in the preparation, planning, management and realization of projects (technical buildings, developments, change). Practice their implementation and result facilitation techniques through case studies. The overall change in the economic structure, the cumulative effects of altered property relations have invoked changes that having a huge impact on management mindset and behaviour. Previous processes have not met the challenges of this intensive transformation.
  • Following a theoretical foundation students will get acquainted with the use of the software Microsoft Project 2007, in the form of a laboratory practice.

The foundation and functions of Project Managements

  • General concepts
  • Project life cycle
  • Cost-time-quality balance

Project definition

  • Project stakeholders and participants
  • Documents of project definition

Project Planning

  • Risk management
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Timing, Logistics, local connections
  • Network planning methods, critical path
  • Cost planning
  • Project balancing
  • Documents of project planning

Project Management

  • Group work, leadership responsibility
  • conflict management
  • Communication management
  • Change management
  • Project tracking
  • Documents of project closing


  • studying the given material, participation in lectures and consultations strongly recommended
  • solving short tests during the semester – the tests have preparatory, revision and assessing purposes for the closing exam

Method of teaching: Lectures, practice, laboratory exercises
Suggested pre-requisites:

  • Business Economics
  • Economics

Supporting material:

  • The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, Eric Verzuh, 4th edition, ISBN-10: 1118073770, ISBN-13: 978-1118073773, 2012, John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  • special uploaded content in ILIAS electronic learning content management system


  • the student is assessed on the basis of a written exam:
  • questions can be multiple choice
  • true/false questions with giving reasons
  • definitions
  • examples