Leading Global Projects – BUSI 416

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course provides instruction in global project management with emphasis on the integration of the interconnected themes of strategic project management, cross-cultural effectiveness, and project leadership.

Prerequisite

BUSI 313

Rationale

This course continues to build on the fundamentals of project management, but adds the variables involved in managing globally. At the completion of this course, the student should be able to factor additional issues involved in global project management: such as communications, culture, time zones, laws, etc.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of culture and a global project team on a project.
  2. Identify critical factors for successful strategic project management.
  3. Determine effective leadership practices and skills to achieve project goals.
  4. Explore best practices in project management.
  5. Correlate leadership principles of project management to historical biblical events.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

The student will participate in 4 Discussion Board Forums. Each forum will consist of a thread (200 words) and at least (minimum) 2 replies (100 words). Each forum is based on a chapter topic. Outside research will be required for the thread. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions.

Research Paper

There will be 1 major paper due in this course. It is important for the student to understand the major themes associated with project management. Global research topics will be assigned on a first come first save basis. There will not be any duplicate topics assigned; therefore, each student will all have a different topic. Through this paper, the student will be researching and writing about a project management theme. The paper will be divided in 3 parts. Part 1 is the topic submission, Part 2 is the submission of the outline and annotated bibliography, and Part 3 is the submission of a 10 page paper.

Quizzes (4)

There will be 4 quizzes during this course. The quizzes will consist of 25 true/false and multiple-choice questions. The student will have a 1-hour time limit. The quizzes are open-book/open-note.