Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Ms Jami Hurley



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit explores the principles, processes and practice of project management. It examines the myriad of challenges and opportunities created in trying to balance strategic initiatives and operational realities within organisations. The unit reviews how to plan and manage projects of all sizes and complexities and covers industry methodologies and best practice. It also compares approaches to introducing innovation in organisations within a project management framework. Students who have undertaken this unit should be able to select and utilise appropriate project management tools and techniques when managing projects in a diverse range of circumstances.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine, analyse and synthesise the concepts, principles, processes and practice of project management
  2. apply and critically evaluate the project management techniques and decision tools within constrained, ambiguous and uncertain business environments
  3. assess the interrelationship between organisational strategy, innovation and change with project management
  4. enhance communication, inter-personal, research, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


MGB1010 or MGC1010 or MGF1010 or MGG1010 or MGP1010 or MGW1010