Leading Global Projects – BUSI 416

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/04/2022

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.

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

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.

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 the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. The student will participate in 4 Discussions. Each discussion will consist of a thread (200 words) and at least 2 replies (100 words each). Each discussion is based on a chapter topic. Outside research will be required for the thread. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions.

For this assignment you will take a deep dive into the culture of your chosen country and present a summary. In addition, contrast the cultural differences between your chosen country culture and your own culture. Next, create a plan to prepare your project team for the cultural differences, and how you will celebrate the diversity on your team during this project. Last, prepare a biblical defense to your cultural awareness plan.

Research Paper Assignment

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 20 true/false and multiple-choice questions. The student will have a 1-hour time limit. The quizzes are open-book/open-note.