The MSPME Consortium

Old Programme structure

Semester 1: Politecnico di Milano September 2016 – February 2017

Business Statistics
The purpose of the course is to provide an introduction to Business Statistics and its role in understanding economic phenomena and in decision making. Depending on the student's background, some of the topics illustrated in this course might be already known. However, the goal is to fill possible gaps, and to provide a more applied perspective on the methods.
The main objective of the Finance course is to develop logics and approaches and to provide tools and operational solutions for the main financial evaluations within the contexts of business and financial markets.
Management Accounting and Control
The goals of this course program are to introduce the basic elements of management control systems, to presents available accounting techniques, their use within organizations, advantages and criticality, to study control architecture, the major decisions in designing the overall system and their implication on management activities and to introduce the main trends relating management control systems.
Project Management 1
The purpose of the course is to provide a general view and introduction to the project management in terms of its principal tools and techniques used in different industry sectors with special consideration for Engineering and Contracting applications
Project Management 2
This module is focused mainly on two goals: to offer some insights on emerging issues in project management for PM success and to supplement theoretical models with case studies and practical experience from managers and practitioners (coming from associate partners or as guess teachers).
Project Procurement
The purpose of the Project Procurement module is to provide basic knowledge about concepts, methods, and techniques for an effective management of the procurement processes. The issues are deployed with regard to complex projects allowing a knowledge transfer and exploitation on the full spectrum of kinds of projects.
Project Risk Analysis and Management
The purpose of the Project Risk Analysis and Management module is to provide basic knowledge about concepts, methods, and techniques in order to execute an effective analysis and management of project risks, both from a qualitative and quantitative point of view.

Semester 2: Heriot Watt University February 2017 – July 2017

Strategic Project Management
Investigates the concept of aligning projects with organisational strategy by organising projects within portfolios and creating a governance structure for programmes of projects.
Research Philosophy and Practice
Develops research skills in business research methods which are essential for the student’s master thesis and for a career in business research.
Systems Thinking and Analysis
Introduces the participants to the theories and principles behind systems thinking, modelling and analysis.
Human Resource Management
Develops an understanding of current issues in Human Resource Management (HRM) and to examine and develop approaches to the management of these key issues.

Semester 3: Umeå University: August 2017 – January 2018

Perspectives on Management and Strategy
This module highlights key challenges facing contemporary firms in a globalized world. The students will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the business context and the intertwined nature of its events and processes.
Strategic Project Management Decision Making
In the course, alternative theoretical perspectives on strategic management will be presented, thereby providing a comprehensive platform for the semester courses.

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