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Managing Strategic Risk and Projects (MBS684)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit covers Strategic Risk Management (SRM) and Project Management (PM) fundamentals. Students will develop their project and risk management skills and improve their capabilities to deliver projects to a successful completion. Topics include project creation and planning, scheduling, analysis, resource management, control of projects during their development and execution phases, identification of key risks and opportunities and leadership in the context of project management. The focus of this unit is applied learning of best project management practices.
Unit Learning Outcomes On the successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. Evaluate external and internal risks facing an enterprise
2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of project management knowledge including risk management
3. Have the ability to develop key project management documentation
4. Exhibit team leadership in a project management context
5. Communicate to stakeholders the progress of the project against established deliverables
6. Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional practice
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 3 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 60 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to develop further skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues. Students also have a collaborative work environment, with a core assignment completed collaboratively.
Assessment Assessment-1 (15%), Assessment-2 (30%), Assessment-3 (30%), Assessment-4 (25%)
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successful completed MBS685, MBS641, MBS6411 may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBusAdmin)
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Development Studies (MDS)
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)
Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (MPA(Adv))
Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)
Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (MRenSusEn)
Master of Sustainable Development (MSustDev)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Vita Akstinaite

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6758
e: Vita.Akstinaite@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.009 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Carole Brady

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Vita Akstinaite

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6758
e: Vita.Akstinaite@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.009 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus

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