Advanced Topics in Project Management

About the course

Short-term Professional Development Program Abroad

Program Theme

Worldwide class project management with a focus on the human factor. Knowledge and experience indispensable to professionals in the area.


Professionals with academic background and experience in projects. Attention: this course is exclusive to professionals who have postgraduate degrees.


The student will discuss advanced project management topics, addressing global aspects. This program uses PMBoK concepts, with special attention to the human factor in projects, going beyond the usual topics discussed in the Project Management Institute.

Advanced Topics in Project Management

Benefits for scholarship holders participating in this program:

  • Free inperson English course in California
  • Guidance and documents for obtaining the US Visa

  • Academic preparation and logistics for the program

Why should I attend this course?

  • Classes with PhDs teachers of the university, with great executive experience; 
  • Two meetings with local executives within the activity grid and optional visit to the port of Los Angeles; 
  • Learn the project management "world class", focusing on the human factor, knowledge and experiences indispensable to project professionals; 
  • Program developed based on PMBoK, with special attention to the human factor in projects.

Check the opinion of our former students

Testimonials from IBS Americas students who attended University of La Verne

September - 2023

Monica Guzek

Advanced Topics in Project Management

July - 2022

Luiza Bignardi

Advanced Topics in Project Management

July - 2022

Ma. Lydia Guzman Callano

Advanced Topics in Project Management

January - 2019

Andres Guevara

Advanced Topics in Project Management

September - 2018

Mariana Chaves

Advanced Topics in Project Management

September - 2018

Rafael Alicrim

Advanced Topics in Project Management


Project Management, Strategy, and Strategic Thinking; Completion of Strategy, and Project-based Organizational Structures; Management for Project-Based Companies. Company visits and Business Cases.

The Challenges of Conducting People on Projects: Individual Differences (Personality, Skills, and Abilities); Leadership in Projects and Organizations; Building Cohesiveness Across Teams; Challenges of conducting multicultural teams. Company visits and Business Cases.

Virtual Teams; Introduction to Mega Projects; Risk Management: Proactive Risk Management and Contingency Planning; Outsourced Projects. Business Cases and Graduation Ceremony.

Frequently Asked Questions

It varies according to each home University or College. Some may accept the transcript of credits based on the course content, syllabus and class hours. However, the specific arrangement needs to be made directly with your home University. IBS Americas is happy to work with your Institution to provide any documentation required for a credit transfer process. Consult your secretary. 

The students will visit companies active in the local market or receive representatives at the university for lectures according to the course's area of study. It is expected that students have a very proactive attitude, asking interesting questions to the representative of the organization.

Courses are 3 weeks with classes from Monday to Wednesday full-time. The student will take the administration module in one period and, in the case of students from the United States and England, the English module in another. In Italy, the other period is dedicated to the preparation of the work to be presented at the end of the course. 
On Thursdays, students in the thematic courses have company visits or lectures with local executives. 
Please refer to the course page for specific details of course load, syllabus and extra activities. 

Professor Ricardo Britto

PhD in Business Administration from FEA/USP, he is one of the most experienced Brazilian professors in International Business.

  • Location
    La Verne - United States
  • Dates
    2 or 3 weeks (January, July or September)
  • Investment
    U$ 7,675 + Enrollment: U$ 90
    Check opportunities for partial scholarships
  • Program Profile
    Full-time classes and visits to companies
  • Workload
    80 class-hours (lectures, talks and company visits)
  • Additional Activity
    Business English module included in the program with 27 class-hours.
  • Students per Classroom
    From 15 to 30
  • Certification
    Certificate in Executive Management (ULV) and Business English (ELS)
  • Language
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