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Project Management Education in Central & Eastern Europe

Prof Vladimir Obradovic in Belgrade creates an important review, and favourable comparison to Western Europe and the USA

17 May 2015 – London, UK and Belgrade, Serbia – Vladimir Obradović, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade and Director of the Serbian Project Management Association Certification Body has conducted a study and authored an important new article title “Project Management Education in Central and Eastern Europe” in the May edition of the PM World Journal. This article, provided by the IPMA Education and Training Board, can now be found in the PM World Library

According to Dr. Obradović, “A number of studies indicate that project management is not one of the most common disciplines in highly ranked universities and is seldom taught, either in undergraduate or in graduate programmes… Recent work by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez (Nieto-Rodriguez, 2014) provides some thought-provoking results from a number of the top business schools. According to his research that included the top 100 business schools as per the Financial Times ranking, the vast majority of them do not have project management related subjects… To be more precise - none of the top 25 have project management as a core subject, and only two of them have it as an elective. Only two schools among the top 100 MBA programmes teach project management as a compulsory subject…”

To read this article, go to the author’s showcase in the library at and click on the title. Access is free, but you must be a logged-in library member to access after 10 May 2015.