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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5405

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
156361

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

To provide students with advanced knowledge in respect to portfolio and program management as applied in professional practice.

Course content

Students will study advanced topics of portfolio and program management, including: inter-relationships between portfolio, program, project, and organisational management; portfolio and program lifecycle and performance domains; portfolio and program strategy alignment; portfolio value management and program benefits management; portfolio and program stakeholder engagement and governance; roles of the PMO, portfolio and program managers in maintaining a portfolio of projects aligned with the organisational objectives.

Textbook(s)

Project Management Institute 2017, The Standard for Portfolio Management, 4th edn, Project Management Institute Inc, Newtown Square, Pa.

Project Management Institute 2017, The Standard for Program Management, 4th, Project Management Institute Inc, Newtown Square, Pa.

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BUSS 5142 Principles of Project Management

It is recommended that the Graduate Certificate in Project Management be completed prior to undertaking this course.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Essay 1500 words 35% N/A
Group assignment 1500 words per person 35% N/A
Group presentation 20 minutes 30% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Essay 1500 words 35% N/A
Group assignment 1500 words per person 35% N/A
Group presentation 20 minutes 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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