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Course module: 440026-B-6
440026-B-6
Financial and Project Management
Course info
Course module440026-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB: Organization Studies; Organization Studies;
Is part of
B Human Resource Studies
B Organization Studies
B Organization Studies: Global Management of Social Issues 
PM Human Resource Studies (premaster HRS)
Convenant TSB
Lecturer(s)
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Coordinator course
dr. T.P.L. Buyl
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Lecturer
dr. T.P.L. Buyl
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Lecturer
R. Kenda
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Lecturer
prof. dr. L.A.G. Oerlemans
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Lecturer
S. Vlasov, MSc
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Academic year2019
Starting block
BLOK 3
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksGeen inschrijving in Osiris voor werkgroepen.
Registration openfrom 13/01/2020 up to and including 21/08/2020
Aims

The general aim of the course is to increase students' basic knowledge and understanding of financial and project management. After taking this course, students:

  • Know what intra- & inter-organizational projects and project-based organizations are;
  • Have basic knowledge about the financial management of organizations and projects (management and financial accounting);
  • Are able through doing assignments to apply their knowledge of financial management;
  • Have basic understanding of project management;
  • Are able through doing assignments to apply their knowledge of project management;

Recommended Prerequisites

Introduction to Organization Studies; Introduction to Human Resource Studies; Economics for the Social Sciences.
Content
Recent years have witnessed the growing importance of project-based organizations and organizing across a range of sectors (e.g. construction industry, creative industry and consulting), particularly in relation to the generation of new technology (e.g. in biotechnology firms) or finding new solutions to problems (e.g. in business services and engineering). This increased prominence has triggered substantial interest of academics and practitioners in the financial and managerial aspects of projects and project-based organizations. Furthermore, many of today's students will work in project-based contexts, making basic knowledge about financial and project management crucial for their career.
The course Financial and Project Management consists of three inter-related parts. The first part deals with an introduction into project-based organizations and project-organizing from an intra- and inter-organizational perspective. Special attention is devoted to so-called inter-organizational temporary organizations and their characteristics, benefits and pitfalls as to production, learning, and innovation.
The second part discusses the nature of projects (e.g. project lifecycles, phases and milestones) and project management (e.g. project quality and risk) and discusses tools and techniques of project management (e.g. work breakdown structures and Gantt charts) to plan a project at a basic level.
The third part focuses on the financial management of organizations and projects. Students will be introduced to basic accounting principles and learn in which ways accounting information is used in order to support organizational decision makers such as managers (management accounting) and external decision makers such as stockholders (financial accounting). In this context, special attention will be given to project reporting. Next to this, an introduction will be given to the different techniques and tools that are used by decision-makers on future projects investments. Thus, students will learn about asset pricing, risk valuation, return on investments and financial leverage/engineering in order to be able to assess the attractiveness of certain investment opportunities.
Type of instructions
Lectures, seminar groups
Type of exams
Written exam (70%), Group Assignment (30%)

Compulsory Reading
  1. Brouwers, M.P., Koetzier, W., Basics of Financial Management, Noordhoff Uitgevers, 2018, ISBN 9789001889210. (NOTE: The previous edition of the book, ISBN 9789001839147, can also be used).
  2. Passenheim, O., Project Management, Ventus Publishing ApS, 2009. Free E-book: can be downloaded for free from bookboon.com
Course available for exchange students
Bachelor level
Contact person
dr. T.P.L. Buyl
Timetable information
Financial and Project Management
Written test opportunities
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 4223-06-2020
Written test opportunities (HIST)
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 3126-05-2020
Required materials
Literature
1. Brouwers, M.P., Koetzier, W., Basics of Financial Management, Noordhoff Uitgevers, 2018, ISBN 9789001889210. (NOTE: the previous edition of the book, ISBN 9789001839147, can also be used.) 2. Passenheim, O., Project Management, Ventus Publishing ApS, 2009. Free E-book: can be downloaded for free from bookboon.com
Recommended materials
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Tests
Written

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