MAN-30065 - Managing International Projects
Coordinator: Paul L Forrester Room: N/A Tel: +44 1782 7 33602
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

MAN-20053 Operations and Quality Management; OR
MAN-20083 International Supply Chain Management

Barred Combinations

None


Description for 2022/23

This module introduces the principles and practice of project management in a comparative global context. It provides a sound understanding of basic project management tools, techniques and management issues. It focuses particularly on
critically examining the cultural, leadership and teamwork issues of managing international projects. Using a combination of a reflective learning portfolio and case analyses, the module explores contemporary topics of international project management including risk, partnerships and contracting, managing projects in emergent economies, project technologies and methodologies.

Aims
To introduce the principles and practice of project management in a comparative global context.
To identify and critically examine the cultural, leadership and teamwork issues of managing international projects.
To explore and analyse contemporary topics of international project management including risk, partnerships and subcontracting, managing projects in emergent economies, project technologies and methodologies.

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a basic grasp of how to plan, schedule and manage/control international projects: 1
use a range of fundamental project management tools and techniques: 1
understand the basic principles of the main project management methodologies, including PMBoK and PRINCE2: 1
reflect critically on the application of project management principles and techniques relevant to location or industrial context: 1
understand the competencies an international project manager needs and the distinctive (cross-) organizational, cultural, teamwork and leadership challenges they face: 1

Study hours

24 hours of classroom time - lectures/tutorials/case presentations.
36 hours of preparation for class exercises and discussions.
90 hours of private study and ongoing development/production of the portfolio assignment.

School Rules

Prerequisites:
To cope with the subject matter students need to have studied EITHER of the following Level 5 modules:
MAN-20053 Operations and Quality Management; OR
MAN-20083 International Supply Chain Management

Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 100%
Reflective Portfolio of Personal Learning Points
Students will submit a portfolio (3000 words maximum, equating to c.300 words across 10 topic areas) reflecting on their own personal learning points (directly linked to the module's Intended Learning Outcomes - ILOs) for each of the main themes covered in the module. Students are encouraged to develop this throughout the duration of the module, but submit as a single document at the end of the teaching programme.