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Project Management

Project managers plan and deliver all aspects of a project from beginning to end, with the goal of adding value and improved efficiency to an organisation.

Project Management is available as a new Minor subject at undergraduate level, starting in March 2020.

Project management skills are transferable across many industries. To be a successful project manager, you should be solution-focused, with the ability to get things done, know how to implement new business processes and identify risks, and have good people management skills.


Project Management can normally be taken as a Minor subject (4 papers or 60 points) for any bachelor's degree offered at the University of Waikato. Take a look at our Bachelor of Business, or the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours.

Otherwise, you may prefer to take just one or two papers in this subject as electives.

If you already have a degree and would prefer the freedom to study completely online from home, take a look at our Graduate Certificate in Project Management (60 points). This can be completed in only 4 months (full-time) or 8-12 months (part-time).

Internationally recognised

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 300 universities for Business and Management Studies, as well as Economics, by the prestigious QS Subject Rankings 2019.

You'll study at our internationally recognised Waikato Management School, which has Triple Crown Accreditation from AACSBEQUIS and AMBA, placing it in the top 1% of all business schools worldwide.

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Key information

Study Locations:Hamilton, Tauranga, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
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Career opportunities

  • Project manager - IT consulting
  • Project manager - government, health, education
  • Project manager - marketing & communication
  • Project manager - construction, engineering

100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
MGSYS101Digital Business and Supply Chain Management15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Hamilton Waikato College), 24A (Tauranga), 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton Waikato College), 24VA (Internet National Economics University, Vietnam) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
PRMGT200Fundamentals of Operations and Project Management15.024G (Online)
This paper covers the fundamental concepts and tools of operations management, and how understanding of it can aid in the success of projects to help organisations maintain their competitive advantage.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
PRMGT300Business Operations in Project Management15.024A (Online), 24B (Online) & 24C (Online)
This paper covers important concepts and issues related to the management of operations in the context of project management. These are discussed from both strategic and operational perspectives.
PRMGT301Fundamentals of Project Management15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Online), 24B (Online) & 24C (Online)
This paper introduces fundamental project management theory and supports development of students' skill-based project management competencies. Expanding on core concepts from the Project Management Body of Knowledge it encourages students to think critically and apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios.
PRMGT302Project Management in Practice15.024A (Online), 24B (Online), 24C (Online) & 24VA (Internet National Economics University, Vietnam)
This paper addresses advanced important practical project management issues relating to systems, processes and personnel with special attention given to success and failure examples through case studies.
PRMGT303Applied Project Management15.024A (Online), 24B (Online) & 24C (Online)
This is the capstone paper for the Graduate Certificate and Minor in Project Management. The paper takes a case-based approach to apply the learnings from the other project management papers and explore their relevance to real-world projects. Students will have the opportunity to explore projects of their choice, including projects...

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Project Management as a Minor subject (60 points)

Graduate qualifications (100-300 Level)

Postgraduate qualifications (500 Level)


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