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LB5135 - Integrated Global Capstone Project

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Please note that this subject is offered through JCU Online.

Gain exposure to the general concepts and tools needed to manage a broad range of business projects (M&A integrations, new product launches, geographic expansions, outsourcing initiatives, IT projects, etc.). This subject is designed for general managers; you will learn basic qualitative and quantitative skills you can apply throughout your career. Most MBA graduates will spend a significant portion of their career taking part in and leading projects. The use of projects in organizations is only increasing. In many areas, ranging from consulting and investment banking to product development and service delivery, organizations deliver their primary output through projects. In other organizations projects are used to implement strategic decisions. Also, projects provide an opportunity for high-potential individuals to hone and prove their capability prior to taking on the responsibility of managing a larger business. While every project has its unique components, in many ways projects in organizations are quite similar. It is these commonalities that permit us to explore project management generally. In this subject, we will examine a range of contexts - e.g., outsourcing, product development, geographic expansion, construction, merger integration - to help students become familiar with the tools and concepts of project management. The objective of this subject is to prepare students so that they have the ability to effectively take part in and lead projects. The goal is to equip individuals across any career concentration, rather than extend the expertise of project management specialists. Therefore, this class will be highly interactive consisting of active case discussions each day that will be supplemented with short lectures when appropriate. We will cover both quantitative and qualitative aspects of project management.

Learning Outcomes

  • utilise theoretical concepts/constructs in development of a project/plan;
  • evaluate concepts, theories and standards for project management;
  • critically analyse and evaluate systems/practices;
  • independently and critically reflect on and assess one's own capabilities and performance, and make use of one's experience and feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development;
  • exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in practice and research.
Prerequisites: 33 CREDIT POINTS OF POSTGRADUATE SUBJECTSAdmission to Master of Business Administration Global and completion of 33 credit points of postgraduate subjects

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