BM203 - Project Management

Credit Points: 15

Prerequisite: BB103 Management Principles, BN105 IT for Users in Organisations Co-requisites:

Co-requisite: N/A

Workload: 36 contact hours

Campus: Melbourne, Sydney

Aims & Objectives

This is a second year Core Unit in the Bachelor of Business in Management and offered as an elective unit in the Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Marketing.
Project management may be regarded as a powerful tool in initiating, organizing, implementing, controlling and terminating projects. In today’s era, project management is in demand due to the increasing numbers of contractual work available. Companies are choosing to outsource project implementations therefore learning to become an effective project manager has become an important management skill. Examples of projects may include research and development, change management, total quality management, installation of a new equipment, advertising campaigns, building construction work, managing special events, sponsorships, audit and risk management, professional consulting and other short term projects.
This unit explores commercial and industrial projects with an emphasis on providing students with practical tools and techniques to manage successful projects. Students will also develop their interpersonal, team work and problem solving skills.

The unit topics include:

  1. Modern project management & organisational strategy & project selection
  2. Defining the project
  3. Estimating project time & costs
  4. Managing risk
  5. Leadership: being an effective project manager
  6. Managing project teams
  7. Outsourcing: managing inter-organisational relationships
  8. Progress and performance measurement and evaluation
  9. Project governance local and International projects
  10. Project closure

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast key concepts and theoretical frameworks in project management
  2. Apply knowledge of the key stages in the development of successful projects
  3. Demonstrate skills in identifying and assessing risk, developing timelines, setting budgets, instituting controls in designing, developing and executing projects
  4. Develop collaborative learning and team skills fostered through the group assignments

Teaching Method

Lecture: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 1 hour
Face to Face


Assessment Task
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Contribution in classa-d*10%
In-class test (individual)a-c*10%
Project Plana-d*20%
Project Plan Presentationa-d*10%
Final Exam (3 hours)a-d*50%
Total 100%

*refer to learning outcomes above.


Kloppenborg, T. (2016). Contemporary Project Management, (3rd ed.), South Melbourne, Cengage Learning

Reference Reading

Students are advised to check the unit outline for additional reference materials.

MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicateIndependent and Lifelong LearningEthicsAnalytical and Problem Solving Cultural and Global AwarenessTeam workSpecialist knowledge of a field of study


Colour coding    

Extent covered

                               The standard  is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations
 The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations
 The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations 
 The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by  activities such as lectures or tutorials
 The standard  is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard