Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Upon completion of the course students:

  • Can compare different project types and suggest different suitable management approaches for them
  • Are able to identify contextual factors, complexities and uncertainties affecting the management of projects, project-based firms, and their networks
  • Can schedule tasks and manage time, and structure the project organization for effective time management
  • Have the ability to classify risks and uncertainties, and select appropriate management approaches in different uncertain conditions
  • Can select management approaches and methods that enhance innovation in projects
  • Can distinguish between different responsibility arrangements among multiple participating firms when buying projects or subprojects
  • Can select appropriate contract types and design appropriate contractual conditions when buying projects
  • Are able to analyze how real-life projects, project-based firms, and their networks are managed, and what are the relevant business contents in those real-life projects, participating firms, and their networks respectively
  • Can evaluate and select appropriate management approaches and processes for real-life projects, project-based firms, project networks, and business networks
  • Have the ability to reflect upon different materials and tasks in assignments and in contact teaching events
  • Can find their own role in group work among other students, and help own and other groups to learn


Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.01.2021 - 08.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Karlos Artto, Jere Lehtinen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Karlos Artto

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:

    The course covers the application of project management in different types of projects and in different organizations and industries. The course focuses on advanced project management approaches and methodologies in:

    • Organizing, scheduling and management of time in projects
    • Project strategy
    • Buying projects and subprojects
    • Contracts and different contractual arrangements in project business
    • Management of risk and uncertainty
    • Innovation in projects
    • Management of projects at the firm level, and management of project and business networks

    The project business framework is used for covering the distinctive and interconnected management areas of: management of a project, management of a project-based firm, management of a project network, and management of a business network.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assignments and student’s participation

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assignments 100h, contact teaching 34h, in total 134h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course material consists of selected articles, book chapters, videos, and assignments. Materials are distributed to students via two channels: MyCourses and contact teaching events

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    TU-E2030 Advanced Project-based Management (5cr)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    TU-C3010 Introduction to Project Management or similar



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