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GRA 2416 Project Management

GRA 2416 Project Management

Course code: 
GRA 2416
Department: 
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Credits: 
6
Course coordinator: 
Jan Terje Karlsen
Product category: 
Master
Portfolio: 
MSc in Business - Elective course
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

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 ethical 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
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of lectures and discussions on cases.

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

Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class.

This is a course with continuous assessment (several exam components) and one final exam code. Each exam component is graded by using points on a scale from 0-100. The components will be weighted together according to the information in the course description in order to calculate the final letter grade for the examination code (course). Students who fail to participate in one/some/all exam elements will get a lower grade or may fail the course. You will find detailed information about the point system and the cut off points with reference to the letter grades when the course starts.

At resit, all exam components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course.

Qualifications

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 spesific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation
Exam code:
GRA24161
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
40No 1 Semester(s)Group (3 - 4)Presentation in class
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA24161
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
60No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3) Term paper
Exams:
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (3-4)
Duration: 1 Semester(s)
Comment:Presentation in class
Exam code:GRA24161
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment: Term paper
Exam code:GRA24161
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
ECTS
Total weight: 
100