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MMBA8106 – Project Innovation and Change

2021 – Term 2, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Stephen Burke
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MBA or GradDipMgt or MSocEntre
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit will examine the terminology and concepts relevant to the Project Based Management Approach. It will also explore issues faced by organisations in carrying out projects, and project management competency. There will be a focus on the integrative process of project management, and the key project management knowledge areas as described in the Global Project Management Framework adopted by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), and the International Project Management Association (IPMA). The knowledge and insights gained from this unit will position you well to succeed in managing and executing projects, as well as in employing various project management techniques.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Identify and describe a range of Project Based Management theories.
  • ULO2: Apply theory and frameworks to assess operational, tactical and strategic decisions.
  • ULO3: Integrate contemporary issues into Project Based management decisions.
  • ULO4: Develop skills in Project Based management and governance in cross functional multi-disciplinary projects in organisations.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Policy:

Late assessment submissions must be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

ExaminationPlease see  Assessment Policy Schedule 4. If students do not sit an exam, 0 (zero) marks are awarded for this assessment.

The only exception to not sitting an examination at the designated time in the University Examination Timetable is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to consider applying for special consideration.

This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
In Class Case Study 20% No Week 3 and Week 7
Project Management Assignment 30% No Week 8
Final Examination 50% No University Examination Period

In Class Case Study

Assessment Type 1: Case study/analysis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Week 3 and Week 7
Weighting: 20%

This assessment has two parts. Students will be assessed on their preparation for the assigned case studies, and then participation during the in-class activity. Students will be assessed on an ongoing basis


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and describe a range of Project Based Management theories.
  • Apply theory and frameworks to assess operational, tactical and strategic decisions.
  • Integrate contemporary issues into Project Based management decisions.
  • Develop skills in Project Based management and governance in cross functional multi-disciplinary projects in organisations.

Project Management Assignment

Assessment Type 1: Quantitative analysis task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Week 8
Weighting: 30%

Students will be required to employ content form the first part of the unit to address a range of questions. Up to 2,000 words.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and describe a range of Project Based Management theories.
  • Apply theory and frameworks to assess operational, tactical and strategic decisions.
  • Integrate contemporary issues into Project Based management decisions.

Final Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 50%

The exam will assess the material covered in the course, including readings, case studies and quantitative techniques. The exam is OPEN book and of 2 hours duration plus 10 minutes reading time.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and describe a range of Project Based Management theories.
  • Apply theory and frameworks to assess operational, tactical and strategic decisions.
  • Integrate contemporary issues into Project Based management decisions.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required text

Larson E W and Gray C F, Project Management - The Managerial Process, McGraw Hill, 6th edition (2014)

Unit web page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Delivery Format and Other Details

  • Number and length of classes: 10 x 4 hour seminar, i.e. 4 hours face to face per week. Classes may vary due to public holiday(s)
  • The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:  http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

There are no inherent requirements.

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.