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.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Yangzhou University
Yunnan Uni-Finance & Economics
Term 1 (75)
On Campus
Jilin Uni- Finance & Economics
Tianjin 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

Grading System



One session


School 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.

Subject Relationships

MGT290 significant overlap in content
MGT385 significant overlap in content

Incompatible Subjects

MGT290, MGT385

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.


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of BUS384 in Term 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Project management assignment tasks
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.