MGT290 Project Management (8)

This subject focuses on developing an appreciation and understanding of project management in the contemporary business environment. Project management has traditionally been very technically driven and the subject complements this important aspect of project management with both strategic project selection and implementation issues as well as sociocultural (people, culture and communication) aspects of successful project outcomes. The use of popular project management software platforms, as part of the subject and assessment process, also provides students with the opportunity for workplace learning and application.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Northern Sydney Institute
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT290. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the role that projects play in the strategic management of organisations;
  • be able to present a completed and comprehensive project plan;
  • be able to monitor project progress through measurement of resource usage, timeline performance, risk assessment and actual cost versus budget;
  • be able to utilise project management software as a tool for planning and managing a project;
  • be able to apply the sociocultural (people, culture and communication) dimensions of projects across all aspects of projects; and
  • be able to develop an implementation plan for transfer of outcomes to application in the workplace.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The relationship between project management and strategy
  • The project management lifecycle (initiation, planning, implementation and close)
  • Project technical management including: stakeholder identification; project scope, time and cost; risk management; progress management; and the use of project management software
  • Project sociocultural management including: quality; stakeholder communication, management and leadership; and integration management


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.