Global Project Management – BUSI 682

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

Advanced coverage of Project Management concepts and techniques as applied to various political, cultural, and geographic settings. Topical coverage may include: outsourcing initiatives, the global integrated logistics support process, virtual global software projects, developing multinational teams, risk assessment in global projects, and program/project portfolio management.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course serves as the capstone for the MBA Project Management Specialization, adding value to the specialization by providing instruction for projects and initiatives that span functional and geographic divides.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Determine the impact of culture and a global project team on a project.
  2. Examine critical factors for successful strategic project management.
  3. Design effective leadership pratices and skills to achieve project goals.
  4. Apply a biblical worldview in a chosen vocation by integrating faith in the work of a business community.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and notes.

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

 

Discussions (4)

Each of the four Discussions will consist of a discussion thread, and at least two replies. The Discussion are based on project management cases. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions. (Note:  Please review the assignment instructions for assignment details.)

 

Annotated Bibliography Assignments (Leading Global Projects) (2)

When one considers Leading Global Projects, Project Management, and Project Management Topics it is important to understand the current literature and research.  To this end students will prepare two annotated bibliographies.  During Module 4, the student will select five leading tends in project management and will submit the Annotated Bibliography: Global Project Management Trends Assignment. During Module 8, the student will choose a topic from a provided list of relevant themes in project management and submit the Annotated Bibliography: Global Projects Future Trends Assignment

 

Discussion: Integration of Faith and Learning

During Module 7, students will view a presentation related to the integration of faith and working in the business community.  Each student will choose one learning outcome (Syllabus:  Learning Outcomes A-C only) and write about how it relates to biblical integration in the Discussion. Then, submit a reply to a minimum of two classmates.  Discussions and replies should be substantial, thoughtful, as well as critical. Original threads are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module 7 and the replies should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module 8.

 

Quiz: Midterm and Final Exams (2)

There will be a midterm and a final exam in this course. Students will have a 75-minute time limit to complete 50 true/false questions. If any aspect of the question is false, the entire item is false. Otherwise it is true. No trick questions. The exams are open notes/open book and can only be taken one time. The exams must be completed by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the last day of the assigned module.