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Project Management

Course objectives

After finalising the course, you will

  • have developed analytical skills and how to apply them to project design
  • understand how to plan time and cost in a project
  • have learned how to manage risks how implementing a project
  • are capable to identify and design components of a monitoring and evaluation system
  • understand the concept of logic model applied to project management, including how to select indicators, baselines and targets
  • understand how and when to use monitoring evaluation tools during the project lifecycle and beyond
“MSM is the best place to get a thorough understanding of project development and management. I have studied at an institute in London and I think MSM’s approach is more practical. I really appreciated the relationship between the participants and the teachers”.       
Isaac Manu, Ghana

Course topics

Topics included in this blended programme are:

  • Introduction to Logic Models: Theory of Change, Project as a Logic Model, Project Life Cycle and Decision-Making Processes:
  • Analytical Tools: Stakeholders Analysis; Needs Analysis; Impact Analysis; Results Chain;
  • Planning Tools: Critical Path Method, Program Evaluation Review Technique, Cost Scheduling
  • Monitoring Tools: Risk Management, Indicators, Evaluation and Monitoring Criteria, Reporting and Communication.   

Teaching methods

The programme consists of an online part that you can follow on your own pace and a face-to-face part. This provides more flexibility in the planning of your learning hours in combination with work and private life. Furthermore, it will safe money as you can perform the course online from your home country. This will reduce your accommodation costs to only 1 week. The online part has a duration of 4 weeks and includes 7 self paced learning hours a week. 

We start with a virtual kick off meeting and during the rest of the period, you will have access to a Moodle e-learning platform that contains all learning materials, particularly:

  • Methodological Cards on key Topics;
  • Short Videos that synthetise key learning assets;
  • Case Studies that illustrate the topics covered by each unit;
  • Suggested Additional Readings;
  • Topic oriented discussion forums;  
  • Self-Assessment Quizzes;
  • Specific Assignments;   

Each week, an online, individual coaching hour with the lecturer is scheduled where you can discuss your own context and cases related to the online materials. These virtual coaching sessions also serve the purpose of preparation for the five-day intensive face-to-face programme. The face-to-face part of the programme gives you the opportunity for networking with your lecturers, experts and co-participants. 

Throughout the course you will work on your individual assignment that will be presented and assessed at the end of the course.

Your profile

The programme is designed for:

  • Project leaders, project team members and program coordinators with managerial tasks
  • Consultants dealing with project activities
  • Trainers and lecturers in the field of project management


Each participant receives a certificate of participation. 
This certificate is being awarded as evidence of participation in a post-graduate training at indicative level 6 or 7 of the EQF. The minimum study load is 14 hours and an attendance level of 80% is required. This certificate is being awarded in the form of a soft copy when the training is online or a hard copy during a face-to-face training. The certificate will mention your full name, training title, training date and comprising core topics. Click here for more information about the MSM certification policy.