Project Management 7,5 Credits
Course ContentsThe course takes a scholastic approach by attempting a harmonization of project management practice from the lenses of the traditional approach to project management and the more contemporary techniques used to manage projects. It introduces the participant to the ongoing theoretical discussion among researchers and practitioners within project management in ways that seek to establish or resolve contradictions within project management as a discipline. The course also trains the participant in managing real-life projects. The course consists of the following parts:
- Theoretical foundations of project management, from both perspectives.
- Range, scope, and complexity of modern projects.
- Tools and techniques in managing projects.
- Hands-on project management by organizing in teams in order to plan and reach a specified goal within the given time period and on budget.
- Introduction to agile methods within project management.
Connection to Research and Practice
The course benefits from the JIBS research focus. Important for organizational and business studies, the course spans most areas of research focus at JIBS, by applicability. Research results within entrepreneurship, renewal and ownership can contribute to the dialectical discussions within project management by showing how elements of entrepreneurship and ownership research, which are present in projects within both frameworks studied in the course, might be able to explain why projects as enterprises, and owners of projects behave in the way they do. Such insight can enhance students learning by demonstrating the complexity of projects and the multi-dimensional nature of goals they seek to achieve. Practical implications of the course include the expected ability to identify and differentiate between appropriate types of projects for different types of project management frameworks to achieve stated goals for a given project.
Prerequisites60 credits in Business Administration or Economics or equivalent
Level of Education: Undergraduate G2F
Course code/Ladok code: MGIN13
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School
Upcoming course occasions
Type of courseProgram
SemesterSpring 2022: Jan 17 - Mar 27
Rate of Study50%
Course coordinatorNaveed Akhter
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students12500kr