|Project Management in International Settings, 9 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|Having completed the course, the student should be able to
- identify, explain and use key concepts in project management, regarding project techniques, project organization, project leadership and project control,
- process, integrate, critically analyse and reflect upon literature within the field of project management,
- connect and contrast research findings and real life examples,
- integrate knowledge gained through reading, discussions, experiences and cases, and express it orally and in writing,
- analyse the role of projects in its organizational context and the challenges related to project management in international settings, develop plausible explanations, suggest ways to meet these challenges and reflect upon the outcomes of actions taken,
- display a critical and reflective attitude towards what they read and experience within the field.
|Projects have become a very common way of organizing for industrial companies as well as service companies and governmental organizations. Previously, projects were considered as a special organization form only for managing extraordinary tasks. Nowadays the role of projects in organizations has received increasing attention. Projects are becoming a major tool and organizational form for implementing and achieving the strategic goals of the organization, in for example product development activities, organizational change endeavors and for major investments.
In this course, focus is on concepts, principles and techniques to manage projects. Effective project management requires skills on project methodology as well as organizational and social skills. Specifically the conditions to manage projects in international settings successfully will be emphasized.
|The course is organized in lectures and seminars. Lectures cover the latest developments in the field of project management. These topics are further explored in detail in series of seminars. The students perform a literature study in a specific field and prepare a project plan, which is presented in a paper. The students will also work actively with the professional certification criteria used within the international project associations: PMI and IPMA. A list with criteria is presented and students are requested to assess their current profile and develop a plan on how to advance to fulfill the basic level in the certification system. Language of instruction: English.|
|The course will be examined through a number of exercises that are spread out over the duration of the course.
• Written test (individual)
• Written preparation of project plan (team)
• Final paper (pairs)
• Reflection on project work (individual)
• Active participation (individual)
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits, in Business Administration or Economics with at least 90 credits (3 semesters of full-time study) in the subject of Business Administration, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper or equivalent.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.