BUS384 Global Business Project Management (8)


This subject focuses on developing an appreciation and understanding of project management in the global, contemporary business environment. Project management has traditionally been very technically driven and the subject complements this important aspect of project management with strategic project selection, global and local implementation issues as well as the socio-cultural (people, culture and communication) aspects of successful project outcomes. The “umbrella” nature of project management also provides students with the opportunity to apply broader learning from diverse areas such as finance, organisational strategy and HRM disciplines.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalYangzhou University
InternalYunnan Uni-Finance & Economics
Term 3
InternalJilin Uni- Finance & Economics
InternalTianjin University of Commerce
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BUS384
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Enrolment restrictions

Students completing Stages I, II and III of the Bachelor of Business Studies China Program or students enrolled in a Transnational Education Partner Program only. Not available to students who have completed MGT290 or MGT385.

Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
MGT290 MGT385 MGT385 significant overlap in content
MGT290 significant overlap in content

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse and explain the functional role that projects play in the strategic management of global and local organisations;
  • be able to evaluate the various stages of the project life cycle and its application through resource usage, budgeting and actual cost implications, timeline performance, risk assessment, leadership as well as local and global cultural issues;
  • be able to apply the socio-cultural (people, culture, communication) dimensions of projects across all aspects of projects; and
  • be able to draw valid conclusions as to the reasons projects succeed or fail and transfer of outcomes to application in the workplace.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The relationship between project management and strategy
  • The project management lifecycle (Selecting & initiating, planning, execution, and closing & realising)
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Project scope, time and cost
  • Risk management
  • Progress management
  • Project quality
  • Project leadership, including stakeholder communication, management and project closure


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.