Global Project Management – BUSI 682

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

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.

Prerequisites

BUSI 680 and 681

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 Module/Week 1.

Group Discussion Board forums (4)

The student will be placed in a Discussion Board group during the first module/week and will complete four Group Discussion Board forums. Each forum will consist of three parts. Part 1, reserving a topic, Part 2, a thread, and Part 3, at least (minimum) two replies. The Discussion Board forums are based on project management cases. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions. Part 1 of each Group Discussion Board is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of the module/week assigned, Part 2 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the module/week assigned, and Part 3 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the following module/week, except Group Discussion Board Forum 4: Part 3, which is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of Module/Week 8.

Annotated Bibliography (2)

During Modules/Weeks 1 and 5, the student will choose a topic from a list provided of relevant themes of project management. Because it is important to understand the current literature and research of the given topic, students will prepare an annotated bibliography on the chosen topics. The annotated bibliographys should be completed by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 4 and by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.

Integration of Faith and Learning Forum

During Module/Week 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 (A - C only) and write how it relates to biblical integration in the Discussion Board forum. Then, they should reply to two classmates' posts. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions. Original threads are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of Module/Week 7 and the replies should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same module/week. 

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/week.