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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.

Qualifications

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.
Faculty:

Career opportunities

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

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20X (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.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
PRMGT300Business Operations in Project Management20A (Online), 20B (Online) & 20C (Online)
This paper covers important concepts, issues related to the management of operations in the context of project management. These are discussed from both strategic and an operational perspectives.
PRMGT301Fundamentals of Project Management20A (Online), 20B (Online) & 20C (Online)
This paper will provide insights into the fundamental approaches and applications for managing projects. Key material will be drawn from the Project Management Body of Knowledge. In the form of a micro-credential, students will have the option to sit the exam to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from the Pro...
PRMGT302Project Management in Practice20A (Online), 20B (Online) & 20C (Online)
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 Management Project20A (Online), 20B (Online) & 20C (Online)
This paper is structured around a project management simulation that exposes students to the common challenges associated with real projects. Using simulation software, students will be able to experience typical project challenges and how best to address them in order to achieve project success.
SCMGT302Operations Management20B (Hamilton)
This paper covers important concepts, issues, practices and decision-making tools related to manufacturing and service processes, from both a strategic and an operational perspective.

Scholarships and prizes

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Project Management as a Minor subject (60 points)

Graduate qualifications (100-300 Level)

Postgraduate qualifications (500 Level)


Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 838 4303
Emailmsc@waikato.ac.nz
Websitewww.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.