Project Management and International Organisations

2021/2022

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objectives

The objective of the module is to provide students with a broad understanding of the skills and strategies required for project management; to introduce students to key theories, concepts and terminology related to international organisations and project management, and enable students to assess selected concrete cases in a critical manner.

Contents

This module provides students with a broad understanding of project management and its related theories, concepts and terminology, with a special focus on international organisations. In the module, concrete case study examples will be used to provide a pragmatic framework for the learning process.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Possess knowledge of key theories, concepts and terminology related to international organisations and project management
  • Possess a broad understanding of the skills and strategies required for project management

Skills

  • Understand project management design, development, and deployment
  • Have the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of project management to concrete examples
  • Understand the implications, challenges, and opportunities of organisational dynamics in project management
  • Have the ability to use project management tools, techniques, and skills

Competences

  • Have the ability to apply their knowledge and skills within the module in solving practical tasks within project management
  • Can reflect and analyse project management processes from a practical and theoretical perspective
  • Are able to reflect upon the organization of project management tasks in an independent manner and in relation to problem-based learning

Type of instruction

The module consists of a combination of lectures, seminars, as well as discussions around concrete cases, with emphasis on active learning. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions.

Exam

Exams

Name of examProject Management and International Organisations
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
The examination for Project Management and International Organisations is an internally assessed individual examination consisting of a requirement of active participation in the module’s teaching sessions and activities. The study board will define the requirements for active participation, which will be communicated to the class at the beginning of the semester.

Any re-examination will be a 48-hour take-home assignment set by the course instructor. The assignment paper must not exceed 6 pages.
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProject Management and International Organisations
Module codeDIR012
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of International Affairs
DepartmentDepartment of Politics and Society
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences