Project and Business Management – SEA

Core Module C1130 Project and Business Management – SEA
Exam Code 1130
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Summer
Module Coordination Sven Tönsjost
Lecturers Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tung Hoa, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong
Workload (h) 45 Attendance 105 Self-Study
Prerequisites None
Intended Learning Outcome Understand the practices of development cooperation and project cycle management.Understand the economic framework in which projects act, their corporate finance, financial accounting. The aim of this lecture is the introduction to a complex application-oriented, managerial understanding and knowledge within the field of business administration for future engineers. The study should empower the students to perceive tasks in business administration in companies, be able to understand and communicate business relationships and possibly set up and be capable in conducting own start-up companies. Furthermore knowledge on international differences in law and economics is provided.
Content Management

  • Classifications of management, definition and role of management, management functions

Project management in practice

  • Steps in Management: planning, organising, coordinating, leading, controlling. Resources for management: human resources, finances, information
  • Exercise 1: Planning and communication tools and instruments: Brainstorming, Mind Mapping, Moderation, PCM, SWOT, Strategic assessment Project Cycle Management, PRINCE,
    GANTT chart
  • Exercise 2: Knowledge and information management (archiving, databases, MIS, project management software, MS project)
  • Exercise 3: Situation Analysis, Feasibility, Setting goals, estimating risks, Logframe, Operational planning, Resources planning, Monitoring und Evaluation
  • Exercise 4: Project proposal writing, tendering and bidding process.
  • Projects in development assistance

Business Administration

  • The basics of business administration: objectives, optimisation, efficiency and productivity, controling, human resources, marketing,
  • Business planning exercise
  • Introduction to national economics
  • Introduction to finance
  • Introduction to basic legal requirements
  • Introduction to cost accounting
  • Introduction to human resources
  • Introduction to business management
  • Legal forms of companies
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Introduction to decision-making instruments
  • Introduction to business planning and investment decision
  • Introduction to special topics such as right to strike, participation, discrimination, conflict management…
  • Introduction to taxation issues
  • Performance figures
  • Business accounting and balances, profit and loss account
  • Creation and presentation of a “Business Plan”
Teaching Method Input lectures, Self-study, group discussions, presentations to class, Discussion of examples from P1150 in class
Assesment Method written exam, developing logframe matrix (grade is calculated as follows: 50% Prof Daldrup, 50% Dr. Swiatek)
Recommended Reading

Project Management Principles, Team FME Management Cycle Guidelines, DG DEVCO

ZOPP: Objectives-Orientated Project Planning: A planning guide for new and ongoing projects and programmes, Team GTZ

Project Management, Olaf Passenheim

Version 11.05.2016

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