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2018/2019  KAN-CPSYO1603U  Project Management

English Title
Project Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Psychology, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Joana Geraldi - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
  • Organization
  • Project and change management
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 11-02-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Appraise the relevance of projects to management practices
  • Explain and critically assess the nature of real-life projects based on four key perspectives (purpose, complexity, uncertainty and human behaviour)
  • Identify and describe typical mistakes and good practices in the management of projects Identify and describe typical mistakes and good practices in the management of projects
  • Apply appropriate tools, concepts, models and theories to analyze cases and real life projects and make recommendations to practice
  • Critically engage with the notion of project success and analyse it in a real-life project
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved: 1
Compulsory home assignments
Group presentation of preliminary report results
Delivery of partial results of the report (1 intermediary delivery)
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 2-4
Size of written product Max. 3 pages
Assignment type Synopsis
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
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Individual oral examination based on the results of a group work written as a synopsis. Groups will be between 2-3 students (the same group as your consultancy project which will take place in parallel). You will conduct an analysis of a completed project based on the concepts you will be exposed to in the course.
Individual peer review of other groups (compulsory, graded only if student is between grades)

Course content and structure

Projects are integral to management work, and therefore, project management competences are fundamental to aspiring managers. In the last decades we have also noted the prevelance of projects across society and our lifes - your studies are a project, so is your trip around the globe or the big party you organized last month. We all run a portfolio of projects, which will shape our lives and identities. In this respect, projects permiate the fabrics of our society and ourselves. The general purpose of the course is to enable you to participate in projects, apply knowledge relevant project management concepts and tools in practice, and critically appraise behaviours and practices in and around projects.

Description of the teaching methods
We will use a combination of the following teaching methods:
- Reading: Students are expected to read the material individually or in groups at home
- Lecturers: We will have classic lectures, discussing the material and illustrating it based on cases from students and beyond
- Presentation of the group report: students are expected to present the preliminary results of their reports at least once in class.
- Group work: students are expected to engage with a real-life project, preferably recently completed. The students will gain access to the case, and study something of their own interest.
- Peer review: students are expected to review each other's reports in the course of the course.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given orally through the class presentations and informal supervision of the group work conducted during class.
Student workload
lectures 36 hours
groupwork 70 hours
Expected literature

To be confirmed.

Last updated on 11-02-2019