Project Management

You are invited to participate in the Project Management course from May 1st through June 30
th  at the Agribusiness Teaching Center (ATC) of the International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education (ICARE). The course will be taught by Sona Telunts, PMP®.

The objectives of this course are: to teach participants the basic concepts, practical methods, techniques and tools of project management as an effective method for realization of strategic goals of organizations, in compliance with PMBOK 5; to teach participants how to apply the learned theoretical knowledge to practical cases and projects. The course will be taught using lectures, lab sessions, and office hours to reinforce the materials presented in class and to help participants with homework assignments.

Participants are expected to get fully involved in the course by attending classes, submitting complete homework assignments, and passing exams. After successfully finishing the course (i.e., getting at least 60%), participants will get Certificate of Participation.

Course description
Advanced technological developments and increased competition have made the project management today as one of the most demanding and the most effective management tool.

This course explores the theoretical, practical and strategic developments in the management of modern projects. Among other things, it discusses management styles, management strategies and various functional areas in project management.

Learning outcomes
The objectives of the course will be achieved by requiring the following learning outcomes:

  • developing project charter, identifying project stakeholders, developing project management plan including scope, time and cost baseline plans;
  • monitoring and controlling project performance and work progress;
  • identifying, analysing and assessing project risks, preparing and managing risk mitigation plans and actions;
  • analysing project status and forecasting its perspectives.


Participants are not expected to be intimately familiar with project management; however, it is recommended that they have intermediate English language skills.

Teaching methods
Participants are expected to attend all lectures. The instructor will first go over the main highlights of the chapter through a power point presentation during lectures. A dynamic discussion and exchange of ideas through interactive class participation will be strongly encouraged. Throughout the course instructor’s PowerPoint presentation slides and supplemental material will be provided.

Ms. Sona Telunts has received her Master of Agribusiness degree at the Agribusiness Teaching Center. She currently works at the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development foundation as project manager as well as coordinates research and development department. Her work experience includes managing agricultural development and business projects in Armenia and Georgia (for details see LinkedIn Profile).

Course duration
From May 1st through June 30th.

Language of instruction
English (intermediate level).

Course participation fee
The course fee is 100,000 AMD which must be paid within the first week of class.

Registration procedure and deadline 
If interested, please email your CV at
Registration deadline is April 29th, 19:00.
Due to limited seating only shortlisted applicants will be notified for participation.

If you have questions, please contact Mary Melkonyan at
International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education (ICARE).
Address: 74 Teryan Street, 0009 Yerevan, (37494) 47-77-06.

The International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education (ICARE) foundation is a non-governmental and non-commercial organization established in Yerevan, Armenia in 2005 by Texas A&M University. ICARE is an umbrella institution for the Agribusiness Teaching Center (ATC), the Agribusiness Research Center (ARC), and the EVN Wine Academy. ICARE has produced a number of research studies for its partners: the World Bank, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Germany’s GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit. These economic- and marketing-based research projects have been used to assess the region’s agribusiness climate as well as identify new opportunities for investment and development.



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