GRA 2416 Project Management

GRA 2416 Project Management

Course code: 
GRA 2416
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Jan Terje Karlsen
Course name in Norwegian: 
Project Management
Product category: 
MSc in Business - Elective course
2023 Autumn
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Level of study: 
Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester

The course starts with an introduction to project management. The students will be given an understanding of what a project is and a foundation for planning, organizing and controlling projects. The course will further give an understanding of the problems of project work and will by the help of theory and practical examples show how to manage a project to achieve the goals.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  • The students understand the role of projects in developing a private or public organization.
  • The students are familiar with project management language, processes, techniques and methods.
  • The students have knowledge about how to start-up, plan, organize, manage risk, manage stakeholders, follow-up, and terminate a project.
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • The students are able to use several project management tools and techniques, for example: milestone planning, network planning, risk analysis and stakeholder analysis. 
  • The students are able to take an active part in projects.
  • The students develop presentation skills by giving student-presentations in class.
General Competence
  • The students are able to reflect about the sustainable and ethical challenges and problems associated with the organization of projects.  
  • The students are able to understand how it is to participate in a project team and show respect to other team members’ knowledge, opinions, roles and personality.
Course content
  • Project characteristics
  • Project selection
  • Project success criteria
  • Project management
  • Project planning
  • Project control
  • Risk management
  • Conflict management
  • Project organization
  • Stakeholder management and project relations
  • Project portfolio
  • Contract administration
  • Benefit realization
  • Culture and international projects
  • Sustainable project management
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of lectures and discussions on cases.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Continuous assessment will no longer exist as an examination form from autumn 2023. For questions regarding previous results, contact InfoHub.

It is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class.


All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have specific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Form of assessment:
Exam code:
GRA 24162
Grading scale:
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
30No 1 Semester(s)Group (3 - 4)Presentation in class
Exam category:
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA 24163
Grading scale:
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
70No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3) Term paper
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation
Grouping (size):Group (3-4)
Duration: 1 Semester(s)
Comment:Presentation in class
Exam code:GRA 24162
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment: Term paper
Exam code:GRA 24163
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
All exams must be passed to get a grade in this course.
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A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.