Over the last week, Brunel Business School successfully introduced and ran an accredited Project Management course for a range of undergraduate (level 3) and postgraduate students, as part of its on-going employability initative, Business Life.
Following a rigorous selection procedure, selected students joined the five day course which was facilitated by Dr George Diakonikolaou (Head of Core Technologies, OTE Greece). The course was highly interactive and involved students working in teams as well as individually to explore core project management principles including industry standard methodologies, tools and techniques as well as learning about and applying best practices to challenging project management scenarios.
The programme culminated in students being taken through a series of mock exam questions and model answers in preparation for taking the official Project Management Institute (PMI), “Certified Associate in Project Management” qualification. In addition to this recognised professional qualification, students will also be awarded a certificate for attending 35 hours of Advanced Project Management training. Prof. Vishanth Weerakkody, Director of the Business Life Programme in BBS notes:
“Companies and firms are always looking for business skills and talent. Being able to plan, manage and lead projects is one such vital skill that many organisations now seek ‘out-of-the-box’. Students need project management skills not only for the workplace, but also in support of their studies. I have been impressed by our students dedication, commitment, discipline and enthusiasm to gain project management skills on this course – especially more so because they attended these sessions during their vacation period. I am proud of their efforts these last few days!”