Course in Economic Studies in Virginia in USA

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Economic Studies

Courses are intended to be taken by those wishing to further their personal development. Whether you take the courses in a classroom or online, there are a variety of specialized study areas.

An exciting and unique field, economics and administration involves the study of both the larger economy and individual behavior within that economy. An advanced knowledge of economics plus training in business, finance and public policy afford many career opportunities for experts to assist both public and private sector organizarions.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

Virginia is one of the most historic, and influential states in the United States. The state is also home to some of the oldest universities in the Americas. These universities provide students with a wide array of major choices.

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Scheduling and Cost Control

University of Management and Technology
Campus Part time 2 days September 2018 USA Arlington Ashburn + 2 more

This course provides a thorough grounding on concepts and techniques needed to deliver projects on time, within budget, and according to specifications. [+]

This course provides a thorough grounding on concepts and techniques needed to deliver projects on time, within budget, and according to specifications.ObjectivesTo have students develop a thorough grounding on concepts and techniques needed to deliver projects on time, within budget, and according to specifications.Topics Covered- Central role of estimation in project management - Measurement—reliability and validity - Forecasting—normative vs. extrapolation - Need for risk assessment in estimating - Estimation techniques: regression, Delphi, moving averages - Pareto’s rule - Data collection - Cost estimating: bottom-up vs. top-down - Life-cycle cost estimating - Work breakdown structure (WBS) - Organizational breakdown structure (OBS). Gantt charts. Milestone charts - Working time vs. non-working time - PERT/CPM networking - Critical path concepts - Review of scheduling S/W - Integrated cost/schedule control with the Earned Value Method - Measuring work performance: 50-50 Rule and milestone tracking - Time-boxed scheduling - Critical chain scheduling - Basic economic concepts - Financial concepts (e.g., capital budgeting, sunk costs) - Accounting basics. S-curve - Analyzing cost data - Benefit-cost analysis - History of earned value approach Course LengthThis course comes in varying lengths depending upon the needs of your organization. Project Management Professionals (PMPs) are eligible to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) for taking this course.... [-]


Fundamentals of Risk Management

University of Management and Technology
Campus Part time 2 days September 2018 USA Arlington Ashburn + 2 more

To introduce students to key concepts, skills and techniques needed to manage risk effectively in organizations. A training offering examining the theory and practice of risk management [+]

A training offering examining the theory and practice of risk management.Objectives To introduce students to key concepts, skills and techniques needed to manage risk effectively in organizations.PMBOK Knowledge Areas

Integration Management Scope Management Time Management Cost Management Risk Management

Topics Covered

Types and sources of risk Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4360:1995 Risk management process (risk identification, impact, planning, control) Creating and using risk checklists Risk impact matrix Statistical roots of risk management Modeling risk Monte Carlo simulations Use of the normal, beta and triangular distributions Decision trees Analytical hierarchy process (AHP) Benefit-cost analysis (reviewing trade-offs) Political risk Overview of risk mitigation strategies Independent verification and validation with risk assessment groups (RAGs) ... [-]

Benefit-Cost Analysis

University of Management and Technology
Campus Part time 2 days September 2018 USA Arlington Ashburn + 2 more

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to weight benefits against cost in making a wide range of project decisions, from prioritizing projects to selecting vendors to deciding how to configure a project solution. [+]

ObjectivesTo provide participants with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to weight benefits against cost in making a wide range of project decisions, from prioritizing projects to selecting vendors to deciding how to configure a project solution. Participants will be exposed to the full range of benefit-cost methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.InstructionMethod: Lecture, computer simulation, case studies, class exercises.Materials: Course workbook. Class exercises and case studies are used extensively. Exercises and case studies include: "Selecting a New Information System," "Killing the Project that Would Not Die," "Assessing the Value of the Asianda Fertilizer Plant," "Choosing a Project," "Buying a Computer," "Computing Discounted Cash Flows," and "Measuring Cost Savings." In addition, students create their own benefit-cost problems which they model and resolve using Expert Choice software, which employs the analytical hierarchy process (AHP).PMBOK Knowledge Areas - Integration Management - Scope Management - Time Management - Cost Management - Risk Management Topics Covered- Benefit-cost analysis principles: assessing benefits, assessing costs - Quantitative versus qualitative approaches to benefit-cost analysis - Basic techniques, including: benefit-cost ratios, scoring sheets, gap analysis, Murder Boards, Poor Man's hierarchy, Buss's ranking schema - The role of estimation in effective benefit-cost analysis, including projecting trends, employing reliable and valid data and models - Benefit-cost analysis on internal and non-profit projects: using cost avoidance as a measure of benefits - Computing discounted revenue and cost streams - Pitfalls of benefit-cost analysis - Analytical hierarchy process (AHP) as a significant benefit-cost analysis tool (Students will be supplied... [-]