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Unit of study_

PMGT5860: Project Leadership Thesis A

Project Leadership Thesis A and B provide an opportunity for students to undertake a major project in a specialised area relevant to Project Leadership. Students will work individually to plan and write reports. Project Leadership Thesis can be spread over a whole year, in two successive Units of Study of 6 credits points each, Project Leadership Thesis A (PMGT5860) and Project Leadership Thesis B (PMGT5861). This particular unit of study, which must precede PMGT5861 Project Leadership Thesis B, should cover the first half of the work required for a complete thesis project. In particular, it should include almost all project planning, a major proportion of the necessary background research, and a significant proportion of the investigative or design work required of the project. Project Management Leadership Thesis A and B is aimed at providing candidates with an opportunity to develop deeper understanding of issues related to different aspects of leadership in managing projects in complex settings. This is an independent study guided by regular academic supervision as well as feedback from industry experts or advisors who would be serving on the thesis panel. Candidates would be required to bring a real world problem from their current work environment and develop rigorous analysis of the problem by summarising the existing literature and practices. Most of the work would comprise using case study, interpretative study and or action research as a methodological approach to investigate and analyse the phenomenon under investigation.

Code PMGT5860
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. document and report research work by following a format appropriate for academic literature
  • LO2. demonstrate ability to disseminate research work accurately, informatively and constructively to both academic and non-academic audience in a professional manner
  • LO3. conceptualise the relevant theory and/or method required to address a research problem in an academic manner
  • LO4. drive a research project and take ownership in articulating, designing and planning a research project
  • LO5. employ originality, ingenuity and initiative in dealing with critical research issues
  • LO6. articulate a research question or questions and select and justify research philosophy and research methods suitable for addressing the identified research question(s)
  • LO7. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of research method(s) required to conduct a critical analysis and investigation of relevant project processes in a specific context
  • LO8. draw conclusions based on raw data analysis and refine those conclusions in context based on consideration of methods and assumptions involved

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

There are no unit outlines available online for previous years.