Keele Management School  
 
 
MAN-30065 Managing International Projects  
Co-ordinator: Dr Paul Forrester    Room: DW1.20, Tel:+44 1782 7 33602  
Lecture Time: See Timetable...  
Level: Level 6 Credits: 15 Study Hours: 150  
School Office: Tel: 01782 733094
 
 
 
Programme/Approved Electives for

Business Management Dual Honours (Level 6)
International Business and Law Single Honours (Level 6)
International Business and Law Single Honours (Level 6)
International Business Minor (Level 6)
Management (Business Management) Single Honours (Level 6)

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Prerequisites

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

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2017/18

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; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
understand the competencies an international project manager needs and the distinctive (cross-) organizational, cultural, teamwork and leadership challenges they face; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
use a range of fundamental project management tools and techniques; will be achieved by assessments: 1
understand the basic principles of the main project management methodologies, including PMBoK and PRINCE2; will be achieved by assessments: 1
reflect critically on the application of project management principles and techniques relevant to location or industrial context. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2


Study hours

24 hours of classroom time - lectures/tutorials/case presentations.
40 hours of group-based case study analysis and preparation for case presentations.
66 hours of private study and development/production of portfolio assignment.
20 hours of case reading, analysis and preparation for case-based examination.



Description of Module Assessment

01: Portfolio weighted 40%
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 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. The longer than usual assignment length of 3000 words reflects the fact that students are encouraged to develop this over time as the module proceeds, which is different to the production of a standard essay.

02: Exam weighted 60%
Case-based Examination
A two-hour closed book examination based around a case study analysis. Copies of the case will be distributed electronically to students two weeks prior to the exam for prior reading and analysis, but the questions are unseen before the exam. Students are not allowed to bring their own copies of the case into the examination, but will be issued with a new paper copy in the examination room, attached to the question paper.


Version: (1.07) Updated: 09/Jan/2018

This document is the definitive current source of information about this module and supersedes any other information.