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MAIB713 Process and Project Management

Examines the essentials of managing both existing processes and new projects. Emphasis is placed on selecting and developing appropriate metrics and on evaluating the core trade-offs between time, quality and cost.

This paper will introduce process and project management practices. In particular, it aims to develop the skills participants need in order to prepare and deliver projects through careful planning, process management, monitoring and consultation.

Paper title Process and Project Management
Paper code MAIB713
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,236.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Limited to: PGCertMAIBus, PGDipMAIBus, MMAIBus
Otago Business School -
Teaching staff
To be advised
Paper Structure
Student workload
150 hours' learning over a single quarter, including:
  • 30 formal contact hours
  • 120 hours of self-study
100% coursework, comprising:
  • Group presentation 20%
  • Assignment 1 20%
  • Assignment 2 50%
  • Reflective logs, summaries of readings and contribution to class discussions 10%
Teaching Arrangements

This paper will be delivered online using webinars, videoed presentations, interactive tasks and online collaborative activities and discussions. The class will meet for approximately 30 hours, delivered weekly within a 10-week quarter.

Each week students will join a one-hour tutorial webinar either from their home or at the nearest participating institution. The one-hour tutorial will be accompanied by two hours' structured activity. Students will also undertake self-directed individual and collaborative work and assignment preparation.

The emphasis will be on the development of practical skills appropriate for working with Māori and others and to prepare themselves for completing their studies and capitalising on their newly developed skills and outlook.

Students will be exposed to best practices in project management and will apply newly acquired concepts to business cases. Students will use Excel to draw up plans and record projects.

To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper it is expected that the student will be able to:
  1. Identify project stakeholders and develop culturally sensitive consultation protocols
  2. Plan a project from inception to final report
  3. Develop, interpret and adjust a project plan and budget using appropriate software
  4. Evaluate complex situations and recommend effective project management strategies

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Not offered in 2019

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system