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The students will have both theoretical and practical knowledge of consulting and project management. The students learn how to work on a real world assignment and how to manage a small consulting project and present the project results to clients.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 02.01.2018 - 16.02.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Matti Rossi

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Ruokolainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Roughly 50 % of the lectures deal with issues in project management and 50 % about consulting. The project management part deals with advanced issues of project work.
    The students are expected to actively participate in classes and assignments during the course. All the assignments will be done in groups.
    A project management software is used in the exercises to manage the consulting assignment.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course evaluation contains of several assignments, such as a project status report, a final project report, a consulting assignment report, learning diary and peer review reports on two other groups assignments.

    50 % assignments and final report
    45 % learning diary
    5%    peer review reports

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures = 24 hours
    Class preparation = 20 hours
    Exercises = 116 hours
    Total = 160 hours (6 credits)



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Materials on the course home pages in MyCourses.