Within the study, a generic curriculum is available to students, with knowledge and skills that can be effectively applied in any area of their business or scientific activity. Although generic, the study programme includes aspects of technical innovations, examples of excellent practices and models, with the goal to prepare the participants to introduce changes in their own and other organizations based on strategic analysis, measurement and evaluation, as well as involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
This Postgraduate Specialist Study provides a high level of applied, research and educational work in the field of project management.
Knowledge and skills in project management are necessary in different domains: information and communication technology, engineering, civil engineering, healthcare, state administration, private and public sector, military, police, art, media, sport, tourism, logistics, transport, procurement, science. Experts should master the management discipline starting from the portfolio management level, where initial investments are launched by strategic decisions and visions and where organizational performance measures are established, followed by organizational performance improvements through project management, through planning and implementation that complies with the organizational strategy, and finally, management of human resources and other resources with effective communication, teamwork, interpersonal skills, team management and organizational skills. Experts also need to have a solid foundation in ethics and professional responsibility, which is also included in the study programme. The study programme is referenced to the PMI Talent Triangle consisting of project management, strategic and business management techniques and management skills.
The study is also intended for the academic community, where we have recognized the lack of knowledge and skills and lack of a unique approach to managing scientific projects and research generally, and where adequate planning, execution and monitoring methodologies also need to be applied to make research more effective. There is a general misconception, especially in non-technical scientific areas, that research can be carried out by following unstructured inherent dynamics, which often yields poor results, loss of resources and focus, and often an unfavourable proportion of the effort and resources invested and achieved scientific contributions.