A successful Project Manager must simultaneously manage the four basic elements of a project: resources, time, money, and scope. These elements are all interrelated, each must be managed effectively and all must be managed together if the project, and the project manager, is to have a successful outcome. The course will cover the project lifecycle and its application from inception to completion and delivery. Because of these factors, projects are now an essential process in business.
The course will be taught by Waleed Gumaa. Who has been a lecturer for the last 12 years, teaching various Business and Project Management courses and a strong management background coupled with consulting experience throughout some of globe’s leading organisations for over 17 years. Waleed has experience in consulting and management in a wide spectrum of industries ranging from Aviation, Finance, Technology, Recruitment, Government and Education, and this serves to strengthen what he brings; the practical aspects to the classroom to the benefit of the students.
He holds an M.B.A. in International Business & Strategy from Bayes Business School, London, UK complemented by a B.A. in International Relations from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA as well as specialised courses from Harvard and SOAS in global interdependence and development economics.
Currently he is the director of Master Programmes at the Riga Graduate School of Law, Riga, Latvia, where he is responsible for 6 Master programmes. He teaches 5 courses on various business topics. He is also a guest faculty member at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mannheim, Germany, Faculty of Transport and Logistics where he delivers lectures on business Strategy.
The course will take place throughout March 2022. It has 32 teaching hours consisting of lectures and seminars. Course sessions will take place via Zoom. All course participants will have access to the RGSL study portal, where course materials will be available. Participants are expected to fulfil the assignments as well as pass an exam to be rewarded with 1.5 ECTS for course completion.
Eligible candidates for RGSL online specialised courses are professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, with at least two years of work experience in the public sector, non-governmental organisations or academia.
All specialised online courses are free of charge. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the United States government.