Principles of Project Management (A)

Welcome to this course dealing with the principles of project management. This course is a part of the common module for all students in the Master Programs here at VAMK.

There are two different tracks, a six (6) week fast track and a twelve (12) week normal track. You need to decide which lane to take. The learning goals and the content are the same, only the duration of the studies differ. The teams will be formed within the groups that choose the same lane.

It is an online course with a starting seminar, a mid-seminar, and a closing seminar. Don´t miss the starting seminar, in which you will get important information about the implementation and team up for the team assignment. However, most of the studies will be on an individual basis. You will find all the instructions, study material, and links that you need here in the learning environment. The course book will be available as an eBook.

To enroll in the course, you need a Finnish social security number.



  • The goal is to introduce you into project management principles, enabling them to lead and develop their work community.
  • You will apply project management methods in various work situations and create project plans that address organizational specifics, communication needs, and risk management.
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  • Practitioners interested understanding the role of project management in the global business environment.

You can enroll in this course directly from this product card in the open University of Applied Sciences.

If you want to complete the 30-credit competency module in supervisory work in the social and health care sector

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  • Module 1: Internal and external environment of projects, project culture and structure, project methods, and project selections.
  •  Module 2: Stakeholder analysis, communication plan and process.
  • Module 3: project definition and scope, estimate project times, cost, and resources, developing project schedules, and monitoring key performance indicators.
  • Module 4: Risk identification, risk tools and assessment, risk response development, and response control.

After completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand PM processes: to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close projects aproject the student can effectively manage scope, time, costs, and quality, ensuring satisfying the needs for which the project was undertaken.
  • The student can be able understand project risk, including identifying, analyzing and responding to risk.
  • The student can analyse and manage stakeholder expectations and engagement to ensure a successful project outcome

Mode of Teaching and Methods

  • Hybrid teaching
  • Learning material to be studied independently
  • Tasks to be performed independently
  • Writing essays
  • Independent study in an online learning environment. You can complete the course freely according to your own schedule.
  • Group work as online teaching
  • Teamwork in connection with exercises
  • Exercises to be performed independently
  • Personal exercises
  • Teamwork in exercises
  • Solving the weekly assignments independently or in a group
  • Online discussions around the topic
  • Independently implemented projects
  • Group projects
  • Flexible online exam (Moodle, EXAM)

Study Material

  • Will be provided by the teacher in Moodle.

Bibliography or web links to use

  • Project management essentials by Wells, Kathryn N.; Wells, Kathryn N.; Kloppenborg, Timothy J. Business Expert Press 2018.
  • Supplementary links, like video clips, articles, blogs might be added by the teachers


  • Grade 0-5

Schedule and Location

  • Start-up Seminar on campus + hybrid; Saturday, August 31st, 2024 from 9:00 – 12:00
  • On campus + hybrid Mid-Seminar; Saturday; October 12th, 2024 from 9:00 – 12:00
  • On campus + hybrid Closing Q&A Seminar; Friday, November 8th, 2024 from 16:30 – 20:00

More information about the course

If you have any questions about student IDs, fees, or cancellation terms, please contact

We reserve the right to make changes.

Adebayo Agbejule


Tekniikka | Konetekniikka | +358 207 663 301

Principles of Project Management (A)


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