MGMT372-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Project Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course is an interdisciplinary course that gives a comprehensive overview of project management concepts, models and techniques. It also provides hands on tutorials on the project management software, MS Project.

Project management is a critical factor in improving business efficiency and effectiveness by ensuring that projects meet objectives within set budgets and timelines. Effective project management promotes better team communication and collaboration, leading to data-driven decision-making. The increasing demand for project managers reflects the recognition of their significant contribution to business success. Beyond task management, proficient project management delivers superior outcomes, boosts employee satisfaction, and brings various advantages such as time and cost savings, improved internal communication, better decision-making, and the ability to learn from previous achievements. With the growing prevalence of project-based work, individuals are increasingly assuming project management roles, either through traditional qualifications or practical experience. Project managers serve as catalysts for aligning projects, overcoming challenges, and engaging diverse stakeholders to achieve success. Pursuing a career in project management provides opportunities to make a tangible impact on organizational goals, enhance team dynamics, and establish a more streamlined work environment. This course aims to impart the fundamental principles of effective project management, equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully lead projects from initiation to completion.

Lectures & Tutorials: 30
Short essay: 24
Research paper: 34
Final exam: 2
Exam Preparation: 30
Lecture Preparation: 30
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

1. Acquire a comprehensive understanding of project management principles, methodologies, and best practices.
2. Develop the skills to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and control projects.
3. Enhance critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to address project challenges and make informed decisions.
4. Demonstrate effective communication and stakeholder management skills to ensure project success.
5. Apply project management techniques to real-world scenarios, fostering the ability to deliver projects within scope, budget, and schedule while achieving desired outcomes.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 45 points at 200-level or above


MSCI322, MSCI324, MSCI372, INFO313, ACIS313

Equivalent Courses


Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT372-23S2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system. However, the tutorials are not recorded because they are more discussion-oriented and involve class activities.

Course Coordinator

Mona Koushan


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Exam 40%
Tutorial participation 5%
Short Essay 24 Aug 2023 25%
Group Research Paper 10 Oct 2023 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Gray, Clifford F. , Larson, Erik W; Project management : the managerial process ; Seventh edition; McGraw-Hill Education, 2018 (You should be able to manage with any of the recent previous editions of this book).

Igberaese, Davies A; Introduction to project management : a source book for traditional PM basics ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.

Stalder, Joseph P; Project management for drug developers ; First edition; CRC Press, 2023.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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