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Advanced Project Management, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 112 days
  • English


The educational programme “Advanced Project Management – Professional Education” from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is based on the International Project Management Association (IPMA) standards and the National Austrian Member Association “Projekt Management Austria” Standards, which are also adopted as National Hellenic Standards by the Hellenic Member Association “PM-Greece”. An additional-optional training lesson is also available (with an extra fee 150€), in order to train the candidates for the IPMA Level D (Certified Project Management Associate) exam,which is organized by the Authorized Hellenic IPMA Project Managers Certification Body (PMGCert) at Athens, Greece.

The main focus is on the International Competence Baseline (ICB– ver3.0) Standard and the National Austrian pm baseline (PMB- ver3.0) Standard, which covers the crucial elements of the project management competence. These elements are divided into three main areas: technique, behavior and context.

In the twenty (20) first elements are described the most essential technical project management competences. These elements form the basis of what good project management is. A project manager who has a good command of the major part of these techniques is in position to structure a project soundly, and to maintain this structure for the duration of the project. This is an important condition for success, but is not enough.

Then are covered fifteen (15) behavior elements which accomplish a connection between technique and social behavior.The last eleven (11) elements cover the connection between the temporary project organization and the permanent organization which operates by projects. A project manager needs a certain amount of general management knowledge. So, four (4) of these elements are related to the professional implementation of project management in an organization and seven (7) are related to general knowledge about companies and organizations.

As soon as the new versions of IPMA Standards are issued and used for certification purposes, the course will upgrade its content to these new versions.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Module 1: Project orientation as a management strategy

Lesson 1 Programme objectives and structure. Projects and Programmes, project and programme management. IPMA – International Competence Baseline ICB 3. PM-Greece – National Competence Baseline. 

Lesson 2 Project organization models, project roles and new project model design elements.

Lesson 3 Design of the business process “Project Management”.

Module 2: Managing Projects Methods For The Project Start

Lesson 1 Defining the project scope and project context.

Lesson 2 Designing the project organization.

Lesson 3 Project objectives, Work Breakdown Structure and Responsibility Matrix.

Lesson 4 Project scheduling and project resources.

Lesson 5 Project costs and financing.

Lesson 6 Project risks.

For full information of the programme outline please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

The programme is addressed to:

  • University graduates from all sectors and final year students of Universities who deliver a 5-years Grade, with some or no working experience in the field of project management.
  • Experienced managers who wish to get certified in Project Management.
  • Senior executives who sponsor and/or assign projects in their organization.
  • Organizational management and project management consultants.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 112 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 112 days.
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