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  DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROJECTS

Competencies and objectives

Provisional information. Pending approval by the School/Faculty Board.

 

Course context for academic year 2020-21

The subject of International Project Management is taught in the third year of the Degree in International Relations, as a mandatory subject. This discipline aims to educate and train students in the different Project Management methodologies that are currently used as guides or standards in international environments, as well as their related techniques and technologies and their familiarization with their common vocabulary.

An important challenge for organizations today is to maintain a balance between their business operations and their transformation in order to survive and compete in a dynamic and complex environment. Projects are the context through which change is possible, and while many of the skills required are similar to operations management, there are crucial differences between managing day-to-day business and managing project work.

Project Management focuses on planning, delegating, monitoring and controlling all aspects of the project, and even motivating those involved to achieve the project objectives within the expected performance indicators, in terms of duration, cost, quality, scope, benefits and risks.

The responsibility and competencies to carry out the management of the project falls on the figure of the Project Manager, who develops the planning and integration of all the indispensable aspects for the successful conclusion of the project.

Project Management is a discipline of growing interest to companies around the world, which has been updated in recent years thanks to the contributions of technology organizations with the emergence of agile management models. This new paradigm has evolved into hybrid frameworks between traditional techniques and these new approaches, all of which are covered in the course.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Transversal Competences

  • CT1 : Capacidades informáticas e informacionales
  • CT2 : Ser capaz de comunicarse correctamente tanto de forma oral como escrita
  • CT3 : Capacidad de análisis y síntesis
  • CT4 : Capacidad de organización y planificación

 

Competencias Generales

  • CG4 : Obtener y gestionar la información relativa al ámbito de las relaciones internacionales
  • CG5 : Liderar, organizar y gestionar equipos de trabajo en contextos internacionales
  • CG6 : Saber expresarse oralmente de forma correcta sobre temas internacionales
  • CG7 : Adquirir la capacidad de aprendizaje autónomo

 

Competencias Específicas

  • CE13 : Conocer el papel que las empresas multinacionales desempeñan en las organizaciones internacionales y en las relaciones internacionales en general.
  • CE20 : Identificar los principios éticos que rigen las relaciones internacionales.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

No data

 

 

Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2020-21

- To know and apply the standards for the international projects management
- To develop the leadership skills and competencies of the 'International Project Manager'.
- To manage the techniques and technology associated with Project Management.
- To handle the common vocabulary of the discipline.

 

 

General

Code: 28225
Lecturer responsible:
GOMIS BOIX, MARIA ELENA
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: COMPANY ORGANISATION
    Area: COMPANY ORGANISATION
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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