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Intercultural Business Communication

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
2
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 1 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course ‘Intercultural Business Communication’ is designed for fourth-year bachelor students, who major in “Intercultural Communication”. Module 3 “Project Management in Intercultural Context” provides students with fundamentals of project management. Over the past 20 years, project management has been proven to help modern organizations maintain a competitive edge. We consider intercultural context together with complex organizational communications most influential factors in project management. The course covers major project management concepts, which are reinforced by cases from various business spheres. Students will learn about methods and tools a successful project manager needs to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close a project. The course guides the student through technical, interpersonal and cultural skills necessary to manage a project efficiently. Since Project Management is gaining more importance in modern organizations and serves organizational goals, this course is highly correlated with courses “Introduction to Organizational Communication” and “Intercultural Business Communications” covered in the third year.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to identify the essential skills required to manage a project
  • to implement project management body of knowledge
  • to apply project management principles effectively
  • to engage and lead project management teams in intercultural context
  • to demonstrate a good understanding of a project life cycle
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • know fundamental concepts of project management
  • know the definition of a project and its characteristics
  • know Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) project model
  • understand the role of a project manager
  • know project process groups
  • understand how to manage project cost, quality, and delivery
  • develop the ability to use project management strategies and methods to manage a project from start to finish
  • apply the knowledge and skills they get to use project management tools and techniques
  • apply the knowledge and skills they get to analyze and assess complex project management situations
  • apply the knowledge and skills they get to analyze major factors influencing project management outcomes
  • develop technical, interpersonal and cultural skills necessary for a successful project manager
  • apply the knowledge and skills they get to relate a project to the intercultural environment that influences it
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Conceptual overview of project management
    1.Project management overview 2. Project definition and key characteristics 3. Project manager’s role 4. Three constraints of a project 5. Project management process
  • Project management process groups
    1. Initiating: objects, project charter, stakeholder analysis 2. Planning: scope management, WBS, scheduling 3. Planning: cost management, procurement, quality management, communication plan 4. Planning: risk management 5. Executing: communication management 6. Monitor and Control 7. Closing
  • Project management knowledge and skills
    1. Project teamwork: interpersonal and cultural skills 2. Project management general and specialized knowledge
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Midterm Test
  • non-blocking Final Test
  • non-blocking Team Project Plan
  • non-blocking Written Examination
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.2 * Final Test + 0.2 * Midterm Test + 0.3 * Team Project Plan + 0.3 * Written Examination
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Heagney, J. (2012). Fundamentals of Project Management (Vol. 4th ed). New York: AMACOM. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=388987

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Kerzner, H. (2013). Project Management Case Studies (Vol. Fourth edition). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=522942
  • Project Management Institute. (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition and Agile Practice Guide (ENGLISH). Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1595321
  • Richardson, G. L. (2015). Project Management Theory and Practice (Vol. Second edition). Boca Raton, FL: Auerbach Publications. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1910541