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2017/2018  BA-BINMO1023U  Project Management

English Title
Project Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Autumn, Second Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course coordinator
  • Christian Poulsen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
  • Organization
Last updated on 14-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Use analytical tools to examine the challenges of managing innovative projects under high uncertainty
  • Account for required course reading and to illustrate points from the literature with examples from the case
  • Understand theoretical-empirical relationship, i.e. demonstrate ability to establish an explanatory relationship between theory and the case. I.e. using theories to generate and explain issues concerning significant aspects of the case and using the case to discuss fundamental assumptions, possibilities, and limitations in the applied theories
  • Carry out critical assessments of the scope of alternative theories and compare their relevance to the case.
Project Management:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 3-4
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
The written product is a combined project report for both courses, Organization, Innovation and Systems Design - and - Project Management. 4 pages are for general case introduction. 8 pages for the Project Management perspective and another 8 pages for the Organization, Innovation and Systems Design perspective.
Assignment type Report
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter and Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Students can submit the same project or they can choose to submit a revised project.
Description of the exam procedure

Individual, oral examination in the curriculum of the 'Project Management' course, based on the 6th quarter paper that is written in groups. One grade is given, reflecting an overall assessment of the paper and the oral examination. 

Course content and structure

The project has become an increasingly important form of organizing core business processes such as innovative product development. Yet, the project also requires its own particular project management competence. The course aims to provide students with analytical tools and capabilities that will allow them to comprehensively examine the challenges of managing innovative projects under high uncertainty. Incomplete knowledge of alternatives and consequences is assumed to be a prevailing condition.

Class work contains three interrelated tracks:


1) One track consists of thematic lectures that develop the core analytical themes of project management with the help of obligatory readings. Please observe that the literature listed under each lecture also will include empirical cases and examples to be used in further analysis and class discussion (see also below). In the first work shop, the students will take a test on their knowledge of the course literature. 


2) A second track expands on the theme through case-based discussions and students own presentations. This track provides a training ground for the upcoming exam. In due time prior to the presentations, students will be supplied with an assignment with some questions to facilitate discussion. The students are encouraged to use Power Points to support their presentation. All students are expected to be well prepared and to be active in facilitating discussion.


3) The third track, i.e., the Project and Practice session aims to give a final analytical edge to your capabilities as you work on the task of solving the Quarter Paper assignment.

Teaching methods
Thematic lectures and student presentations/workshop.
As part of the course students are required to organize a project group consisting of 4 students. The group will work together during the course in order to prepare student presentations and complete the Quarter Paper assignment. Both these tasks will have to deal with readings and themes of the course curriculum. The Quarter Paper assignment will be carried out after class work.
Feedback during the teaching period
The students will receive oral plenum feedback in class discussions. All students that contribute to the case analysis on www.casemaker.dk will receive written group feedback. Each group of students will receive counselling on their quarter paper in work shop sessions 2 and 3. In session 1 students will make a multiple choice test of knowledge of the readings. They will receive immediate electronic feedback from the test.
Student workload
Lectures 24 hours
Workshops 6 hours
Preparing Classes 90 hours
Project Work 70 hours
Preparing Exam 16 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

The literature can be changed before the semester starts. Students are advised to find the literature on LEARN before they buy the books.


Maylor, Harvey (2010): Project Management. Prentice Hall pp. 1 - 414

Please check the complete course literature on CBS Learn

Last updated on 14-06-2017