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Project Management (MBS641)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal, TSA-internal
SGP1: TMR-internal
Description This unit provides a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project. You will gain a solid understanding of the various elements of project management including: planning, organising, controlling, scope management, meeting project objectives and attaining project success. You will be able to analyse the performance of a project during the execution phase; describe the major functions of project management and how they are applied.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars/workshops: 2 x 4 hours (Weeks 1 - 4), 1 x 4 hours (Week 5).
Assessment Individual Assessment 20%
Group Report 30%
Exam 50%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS6411 Project Management or MBS685 Project Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Project Management (MBS685) - as for MBS641 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: W-internal, W-external
Timetabled Learning Activities
Assessment Individual Assessment 20%
Group Assessment 30%
Exam 50%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS641 Project Management or MBS6411 Project Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS641
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see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Project Management (MBS6411) - as for MBS641 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars and workshops are delivered in intensive teaching mode (24 hours contact time), which may include evenings and weekends. Students will then complete research assignments independently, in consultation with teaching staff.
Assessment Assignment 1: 30%
To research (and by application) demonstrate a topic of personal interest in the area of Project Management, with the aim, to improve onbe's level of project management proficiency.
Assignment 2: 40%
To understand the concept of project management planning. To apply it to a project in order to communicate to stakeholders the specific nature and issues of a given project,
Final Exam: 30%
To provide the student the opportunity to revisit project management process and procedures and to provide an understanding of these principles and practice within an examination context.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS641 Project Management or MBS685 Project Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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