Courses Bachelor Display 2021-2022

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Course title Project and Process Management (IB)
Course code EBC2050
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 31-1-2022 25-3-2022 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Peter Bollen
For more information: p.bollen@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
The course is directed at the following learning and competences:
* developing an awareness of the range, scope and complexity of the phenomena, issues and problems related to project and process management;
* developing an integrated and process oriented perspective on managing complex projects and team work;
* acquiring competencies in the usage of tools, techniques, methods and models for managing projects and processes.
Description
The development of new products, services and processes is predominantly carried out in project groups. That means that people from different sectors of the organisation are brought together on a temporary basis to accomplish a complex task. The project management part of this course offers an insight in the role of project management in different organisational contexts. Special attention is given to the following issues: project selection, the project manager, project planning, resource allocation and project control. The process management part of this course deals with operation, strategy and process management. We define a process to be any transformation that converts inputs to outputs. The process view considers any organization to be a process that consists of interconnected sub processes. In this part of the course we will provide students with the basic concepts that enables them to describe processes in a way that allows them to apply "management levers" on those processes: process flow time, work-in-process, process-efficiency and so forth.
Literature
* Project management in practice 6th edition. Mantel, Meredith, Shafer and Sutton. Wiley, 2017. ISBN: 978-1119385622 (mandatory)
* Managing Business Process Flows 3rd edition. Anupindi, Chopra, Deshmukh, Van Mieghem and Zemel. Pearson, 2014.
ISBN: 978-0134742205
Prerequisites
The prior knowledge of the students on these topics is limited to parts of the organisation and marketing course. Exchange students should have prior knowledge of basic organisational and marketing concepts on an introductory level.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor International Business - Emerging Markets Year 3 Elective Course(s)
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Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Finance
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Inf Mgmt
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Marketing
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Org
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj SCM
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Core Course(s) - Maj Strategy