Project Management in East Asia

Autumn 2018

Project Management in East Asia (3 ECTS)

Level: Master’s level

Language: English

Time: Autumn term 2018, 1.10. – 25.11.2018.

Organizer: University of Turku / Finnish University Network for Asian Studies

Goals: This course is designed to train students in developing and ‘selling’ an idea, drafting a project proposal, writing in a concise manner etc. At the end of the course students will be familiar with central aspects of project cycle management. During the course students will be required to work, meet and interact with each other online. The group work assignment (drafting a final project proposal) will enhance their online teamwork skills, which are essential in today’s working life. Course participants will exchange, discuss ideas and make decisions with other group members. By means of drafting projects for different environments students deepen their intercultural and institutional sensitivity, and learn how to transfer their theoretical knowledge into skills of practical implementation.

Contents: This course introduces students to project management in general and in East Asia in particular. Students learn to design and plan a concrete (notional) project, organize and manage resources to achieve the specific project goals, outcomes and outputs. Lectures on project management are provided by practitioners working in various sectors in East Asia. Students are required to do the readings, watch all lectures and do small exercises. Based on the lectures students draft in groups a project proposal for a project that could be implemented in East Asia.  Lecturers will provide individual feedback on student assignments. There will be students from Finnish and U.S. universities in this course.


Taken as: Online lectures, reading materials, exercises, final project proposal as a teamwork. Because the final project is completed as a group work, students are expected to stay committed to finish the course.


Application period: September 3-23, 2018. Go to application instructions. Note! The maximum intake is 41 students (Finnish and US students). Quota per each Finnish Asianet Member University is 3 students. In case the maximum intake is not reached, the university quotas can be expanded to allow in more students.