Module no./code, Module name
Module 4 / PRM, Project Management
Type of module
Language(s) of instruction
Language(s) of examination
Courses of the module
|Name||Course type||Credit hours||Links|
|4-01: Research Projects||Projekt||2 Credit hours||n/a|
|4-02: International Project Management||Seminaristischer Unterricht||1 Credit hours||n/a|
Prof. Dr. Björn Baltzer
- Prof. Dr. Björn Baltzer
Teaching and learning formats
Project work and Tuition in Seminars (onsite or digital/virtual)
The competencies acquired in this module will be useful throughout the studies, as project work is made use of in many other modules. Also, many other modules build upon the scientific methodology that is taught in this course, most obviously Module 13 “Master Thesis”.
Particular conditions for admission (to exam)
other exam (soP): Presentation (C), Paper (F) or Portfolio (G)
Decision and Announcement at the beginning of the semester.
The lectures are weighted by their SWS to derive the module grade.
Condition for award of ECTS credits
- sonstige Prüfung (Präsentation)
- sonstige Prüfung (Dokumentation)
- sonstige Prüfung (Portfolio)
Weighting factor of module grade
- Finding and wording a research topic
- Planning the research and writing process
- Writing in a scientifically appropriate style
- Researching and evaluating literature
- Conducting primary research (qualitative and quantitative)
- Knowing the formal requirements
International Project Management
- Introduction to project management
- Defining a project
- Structuring and planning of the project
- Cultures and its importance for project management
- Members of a project and their responsibilities
- Virtual and face to face communication
- Leadership in international projects
After successfully completing this module, the students …
- can properly identify and word a scientific research topic
- are equipped to plan a research project
- know what it means to write in a scientific manner
- can demonstrate literature research and literature evaluation
- can apply the basic techniques to conducting primary research
- know the formal requirements and ethics of publishing research work
- are familiar with the main tools of project management and can apply them
- can identify the intercultural problems during structuring, planning and exercising of a project and are able to influence the cultural dynamics in international projects.
- understand the different roles in international project teams
- can transform complicated tasks and processes in project plans
- are able to recognize and to solve conflicts during projects
- can implement the steps in project planning
- can take the role of project leaders
Literature and other material
- Dawson: Introduction to Research Methods (latest edition).
- Costley/Fulton (Eds.): Methodologies for Practice Research (latest edition)
- Thomas: How To Do Your Research Project (latest edition).
- Bell/Waters: Doing Your Research Project (latest edition).
- Nygaard: Writing Your Master’s Thesis (latest edition).
- Bui: How to Write a Master's Thesis (latest edition).
- Joyner/Rouse/Glatthorn: Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation (latest edition).
International Project Management
- Köster, L.: International Project Management (latest edition).