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Baku Higher Oil School hosts Graduation Ceremony of School of Project Management
18 İyun 2021
Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) hosted a graduation ceremony for students of M7 and M8 groups of the School of Project Management (SPM), a joint initiative of BHOS and the British company TwentyEighty Strategy Execution (STRATEX).   This time, about 30 specialists from more than 14 organizations and companies graduated from the School of Project Management, which conducts training based on the curricula of the George Washington University (USA).  Among the SPM graduates were senior and responsible employees of such organizations and companies as the Ministry of Economy, SOCAR, AQŞ, Karabakh Operating Company, Umid-Babek Operating Company, SOCAR Polymer, SOCAR STP, Pasha Holding, ABB, the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, BP, Xalq Həyat Sığorta, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Azercell, Agro Dairy LLC.  In his speech, BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov congratulated the graduates of the School of Project Management on the successful completion of the program. He emphasized the important role of the project in training world-class specialists. “Many graduates of the School of Project Management, which has been functioning at Baku Higher Oil School for 5 years, have achieved significant success in their careers. The new knowledge gained by the graduates contributes to their professional advancement,” the rector added. In his speech, BP's Vice President for Communications and External Relations in the Middle East and the Caspian region Bakhtiyar Aslanbeyli said that BHOS is successfully implementing the personnel training process within this program. At the end of the ceremony, the SPM graduates received Master’s Certificates of the George Washington University. It should be noted that in recent years, companies and organizations operating in both the public and private sectors have been paying more attention to the professional development of their employees. Notably, they prefer that their employees undergo training at the School of Project Management. The number of graduates of the Project Management School of Baku Higher Oil School has already exceeded 100 people. 
Baku Higher Oil School, Duke University launch training program
18 İyun 2021
A new group of students of the School of Project Management (SPM) has been formed at Baku Higher Oil School, which will be trained under the education program of Duke University (North Carolina, USA). The SPM students will be taught modules in accordance with the master's program of Duke University. The opening ceremony of a new group of SPM students was attended by Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mukhtar Babayev, Chairman of the Board of the State Agency for Mandatory Health Insurance Zaur Aliyev, Communications and Advocacy Vice President of BP for the Middle East and Caspian Region Bakhtiyar Aslanbeyli, and SPM students.  In total, 22 people were admitted to the SPM training course, among whom there are managers and responsible employees of BP, the State Agency for Mandatory Health Insurance, the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham), and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Speaking at the ceremony, BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov congratulated the students of the School of Project Management on the start of their studies, noting that many graduates of the SPM program, which is implemented on a regular basis, have achieved significant career success. “Companies operating in the public and private sectors show a strong interest in the School of Project Management and prefer that their employees study at this school to improve their qualification. The SPM students will be trained in 7 modules of project management based on the master's program of Duke University and will receive an international certificate,” he said. The rector noted that graduates who complete all modules of the program will gain the right to put the initials DCPM (Duke Certified Project Manager) before their names, like PMP or PhD. The training program covers modules such as “Managing projects”, “Scheduling and cost control”, “Risk management”, “Agile & Lean”, “Project leadership”, “Management and communication”, “Contract management”, “Negotiations skills for project managers” and “PMP exam preparation”. Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Board of the State Agency for Mandatory Health Insurance Zaur Aliyev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mukhtar Babayev, Communications and Advocacy Vice President of BP for the Middle East and Caspian Region Bakhtiyar Aslanbeyli noted that among the SPM students there are many employees of the organizations and companies they represent, and that the knowledge they gain at the School of Project Management will play an important role in their future careers. At the end of the ceremony, an orientation tour of Baku Higher Oil School campus was organized.
New joint project by Baku Higher Oil School and BP
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In the frames of cooperation between Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS), BP and Twenty Eighty Execution company, the opening ceremony of the School of Project Management (SPM) was held. The event gathered BP management, SPM graduates, business community representatives – AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce), BBG (British Business Group), AHK (German – Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce) and foreign guests. Opening the meeting Mrs.Tamam Bayatli BP-Azerbaijan spokesperson welcomed the guests and briefed on the project in question. In his speech Mr.Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli,BP Communications, external affairs, strategy and region vice president, underlined the significance of cooperation between higher educational institutions and the leading companies. “At this new stage of the project we, as the executive part, will cooperate with “Twenty Eighty Strategy Execution”, one of the leading international training companies in the field of project management and well-known Baku Higher Oil School. We hope with these new collaborators SPM will gain greater achievements”, said Mr. Aslanbayli. BHOS rector Elmar Gasimov talked about close cooperation existing between BHOS and BP and pointed out the interest of the higher school in development of cooperation with the transnational companies. He specially emphasized that the functioning of SPM at BHOS will open excellent opportunities for every individual involved in business world. Accordingly to rector, “Functioning of SPM at BHOS will be one more recognition of achievements of our higher school and we are proud of the fact that future SPM graduates distinguished by US George Washington University will have the opportunity to gain knowledge at BHOS”. Mr. Ed Hughes Twenty Eighty Strategy Execution programme manager, underlined the high level of conditions and opportunities offered to students at BHOS. He said that “Everyone involved in SPM will have a great chance to get profound knowledge concerning the aspects of project management, planning and budget control, risk management, quality and leadership in management”. The speeches followed by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between parties. It should be pointed out that SPM programme was founded in 2011 by BP and its partners in order to meet local requirements in terms of managing of projects in line with international standards. The programme, technically supported by Twenty Eighty company together with local partners, comprises 7 modules envisaging the award of master certificate from US George Washington University. Up to now, 1-3 stages of the project have been realized engaging specialists from diverse local and international, public and private sectors. From the very start, more than 300 specialists from 98 diverse organizations joined the programme. Of them 129 people were awarded master certificate, 192 – became the owners of other certificates. With the support of BHOS realization of 4thstage of the project has started. On this stage 52 specialists will be trained then BHOS will be entitled to realize the programme independently.
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Baku Higher Oil School is extremely pleased to have as our partner, Twenty Eighty Strategy Execution Company, involved in the delivery of the training courses with a mission to develop our country’s human resources in the sphere of project management.
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