MA in Project Management and Finance (Regular, Evening and Weekend)

Program name: MA in Project Management & Finance
Program type: Graduate
Mode of delivery: Classroom-based and Practical Attachment
Duration: 2 years for regular, evening and weekend and 4 years for summer programs
Credit hours required to complete: 39 Credit hours both for regular and summer.

1.1 Graduates' Profile

The MPMF courses prepare students with an overall view of project management objectives, tools and measurements. This option is ideal for students seeking to gain specialist knowledge of the techniques and workings of successful project management & finance. In order to increase corporate performance, it is imperative to have a deep knowledge of the creation and streamlining of processes as well as business development. Accordingly, graduates shall assume positions such as Project developer & planner, Project finance experts, Project risk analysts, Project Contact Administrators, Academicians in different public and private Universities, and Consultant in both humanitarian and business organisations. More specifically, upon successful completion of the MPMF program, students are expected to possess the following competencies:

  • Identify sound projects that will create value to the firms' and/or country's competitiveness;
  • Prepare project proposals following accepted standards;
  • Carryout project feasibility appraisal & evaluation for different mega projects;
  • Carryout risk analysis for various projects by making use of advanced tools and techniques;
  • Understand project risks and determine their severity and potential impact on the transaction structure
  • Manage projects within required time, quality/scope and cost constraints;
  • Promote professional code of ethics in performing project management across the country;
  • Lead project team members towards the attainment of quality deliverables;
  • Monitor, evaluate and control projects in order to make sure that the outcomes of the projects are attained at desired level;
  • Apply the principles of project management (PMBOK) while managing projects.
  • Demonstrate high level of ethical standards in all business management and  practices

1.2 Degree Nomenclature

The following comprises the degree nomenclature

English:  Master of Arts in Project Management and Finance

Amharic: የአርት ማስትሬት ዲግሪ በፕሮጀክት ሥራ አመራር እና ፋይናንስ

  1. 2.      DURATION OF THE PROGRAM & ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

The program will be completed within two years comprising of two semesters each for regular program.  For extension and weekend students, the first year is divided in to three semesters by including the summer season and totally completed within two years.Potential candidates who would like to join MA in Project Management and Finance must fulfill the following criteria:

  • First degree in any Field of study including Business, Technology, Health, Social science and Natural science fields
  • Must pass the entrance examination to be administered by the department of Accounting and Finance. The exam tests computational , communication and analytical skills
  • Meet All other requirement of Jimma University
  • If all pertinent requirements are satisfied, the final selection of students to be admitted to the program will be decided using written entrance exam which accounts 60% and CGPA which accounts 40%.

3.     TEACHING & ASSESSMENT METHODS

The teaching methods that will be implemented in MPMF program are classroom lectures, case analysis [or case study], and presentation. Students will have to attend classroom lectures, participate in seminar/workshops and group discussion sessions, make individual and group presentations, and undertake practical attachments in industries or service sectors and prepare and present report. Based on the nature of the course students will be evaluated using different assessment methods. These may include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Written and/or oral examinations,
  •  individuals and group presentations,
  •  participation in case studies, assignments and practical attachments

4.      GRADING SYSTEM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

The grading system for this program is the scale used for postgraduate program of Jimma University. To qualify for graduation, a student must meet all university wide graduation requirements and complete 39 credit hours (61 ECTS) courses for the regular program and 37 Cr. Hr (57 ECTS) for Extension and weekend program including MA Thesis in Project Management and Finance

COURSES BREAKDOWN FOR REGULAR PROGRAM

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs

ECTS

I. Year I, Semester I

 

MPMF-611

Management Theories & Systems Thinking

2

3

MPMF-621

Financial & Managerial Accounting

3

5

MPMF-631

Development Planning & Strategic Management

3

5

MPMF- 641

Financial Management

3

5

MPMF- 651

Fundamentals of Project Management & Finance

2

3

 

Semester Total

13

21

II. Year I, Semester II

 

MPMF- 612

Business Research Methodology

2

3

MPMF- 622

Project Feasibility Analysis & Evaluation

2

3

MPMF- 632

Project Planning and Scheduling

2

3

MPMF- 642

Project Logistics and Contract Administration

2

3

MPMF- 652

Project Human Resource Management

2

3

MPMF- 662

Capital Project Finance

2

3

 

Semester Total

12

18

III. Year II, Semester I

 

MPMF-711

Project Risk Management and Control

2

3

MPMF-721

Project Management Information Systems

2

3

DTTP-731

Development Team Training Program

4

7

MPMF-722

MA Thesis  in Project Management and Finance

2

3

 

Semester Total

10

16

IV. Year II, Semester II

 

 

MPMF-712

Seminar in Project Management & Finance

2

3

MPMF -722

MA Thesis  in Project Management and Finance

2

3

 

Semester Total

4

6

Grand Total

39

61

Professional Service Provided by the Department

Short-term training in the areas of:

  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • IFRS (Full)
  • International Public Sector Accounting Standards
  • IFRS for SMEs
  • Public Finance and Taxation
  • Internal Control and Auditing
  • Investment and Finance
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Research and consultancy service
  • Project Feasibility Study
  • Accounting & Finance for non-finance managers
  • Accounting & Finance for beginners

Partnerships & Collaboration

The Department works in collaboration with:

  • The ACCA Ethiopia;
  • Ethiopia Revenue and Custom Authority
  • Jimma Chamber of Commerce