Project Management

Subject MGMT90128 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 28-Aug-2016 to 21-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 28-Oct-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 08-Sep-2016
Census Date 09-Sep-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 07-Oct-2016

This intensive subject will be taught weekly, over four weeks.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours – 4 x 6 hour seminars
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours


Admission into the MC-EMA Executive Master of Arts program.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Richard Comerford



Subject Overview:

This subject is designed to provide students with the ability to apply the foundation principles of project management in a variety of contexts. The program will examine the language of project management, and how foundation principles of project management can be used to enhance the sustainability and effectiveness of organisations. This subject will equip students with the skills and background information to successfully complete an internship with an external organisation or a group project.

Using different Project Management methodologies including PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments), students will learn:

  • how to develop a project, a business plan, and timelines;
  • how to manage stakeholders and risks; and how to communicate project results.

Finally, students will develop a career plan and a CV that profiles the knowledge, skills and insights that have been acquired during the course of their university study, and in particular, during their EMA degree.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed a critical understanding of the key concepts and principles of project management;
  • have developed an increased confidence in understanding and using the language of project management;
  • have developed the capacity to reflect critically on and improve their project management practices;
  • be prepared to work effectively in a professional environment;
  • have applied and extended knowledge obtained in other EMA subjects;
  • have developed an understanding of why projects might succeed or fail;
  • have acquired project management skills; and
  • have acquired skills in using multiple Project Management methodologies including PRINCE2.


1. In-class assessments (according to topics) equivalent to 1,000 words (20%), completed in weeks 2 and 3 of the subject.
2. A project proposal developed using the PRINCE methodology equivalent to 1,500 words (30%), due within one week of the conclusion of the subject.
3. A project management plan developed using a selected Project Management methodology, equivalent to 2,500 words (50%), due within four weeks of the conclusion of the subject.

Hurdle Requirements: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Check with subject coordinator and on LMS for prescribed reading.

Recommended Texts:

Verzuh, Eric. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (4th edition). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2011.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • be prepared to work effectively in a professional environment; and
  • have applied and extended knowledge obtained through prior completion of EMA subjects in a professional setting; and
  • have learned to work autonomously on a range of tasks in a professional setting.

Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: EMA 100 point program - full time over 1 year
EMA 150 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 2 years

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