BUSM 2043 Project Management in Humanitarian and Development Studies

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102707

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Description The primary aim of this unit is to equip students with the concepts, processes and major techniques employed in project management. By integrating theory and practice this unit provides a strong foundation for students in project management as an essential skill in the field of humanitarian and development studies. The unit uses the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) which covers the required competencies in project management including planning, monitoring, control, implementation and evaluation.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Project Management

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Understand and demonstrate project, program, and portfolio management.
  2. List and describe the stages of the project life cycle, and the tasks and deliverables for each stage.
  3. Describe and apply key processes in project management including risk management.
  4. Execute and monitor various project management techniques.
  5. Describe and apply leadership and management capabilities required for managing projects.

Subject Content

Introduction to Project, Program, and Portfolio Management
Project, Program, and Portfolio Selection
Initiating Projects
Planning Projects, Part 1 (Project Integration and Scope Management)
Planning Projects, Part 2 (Project Time and Cost Management)
Planning Projects, Part 3 (Project Quality, Human Resource, Communications, Stakeholder, Risk, and Procurement Management)
Executing Projects
Monitoring, control and evaluation Projects
Closing Projects
International Projects
Best Practices in Project Management


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Assignment 4 Quizzes at 25 minutes each 20 N Individual
Applied Project Work 1 900 words 20 N Group
Applied Project Work 2 900 words 20 N Individual
Open book examination 1,200 words, 2 hours’ duration 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Sydney City Campus - Term 2

Sydney City


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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