Project management | MBA masterclass

Online via Zoom
3, 10, 17 and 24 June, 2021

Ranked #20 online MBA worldwide

Top 1% of universities worldwide*

40 years of distance and online teaching excellence

Engage and hone your skills to manage projects successfully

This masterclass provides you with the knowledge and understanding of key project management concepts, tools and methods that you can then apply in your own organisation.

By the end of this masterclass, you will be able to:

  • apply tools and methods associated with project management
  • assess the state of a project
  • assess, procure and interact with project managers
  • apply a project mindset to real-world projects.

Presenter: Richard Edwards

Richard is a seasoned international project, program and portfolio manager.

He has built his career in information technology over the last 25 years. During this time, he has developed his experience through various technical, project and management roles.


Session 1: Introduction to projects and project management

Topics covered include:

  • what is a project?
  • what is project management?
  • types of projects
  • project definition
  • project initiation documents.

Session 2: Breaking down a project

The project triangle:

  • scope
  • quality
  • cost
  • time.

Project types:

  • waterfall
  • iterative.

Session 3: Day-to-day project management

Topics covered include:

  • schedule management
  • risk management
  • issue management
  • change management
  • importance of cadence.

Session 4: Additional activity and tools

Topics covered include

  • communication and stakeholder management
  • customer satisfaction
  • financial management
  • contractor management
  • simple tools
  • post implementation review
  • wrap up.

You must attend all four masterclass sessions to record a pass mark.

For more information on this and other masterclasses, please check our frequently asked questions (PDF, 132KB).


You must write a 2500 word document that describes a project that you plan to deliver. The project can be for your current organisation, an organisation you volunteer for, or something you are looking to do outside of your professional life.

It must clearly outline the key aspects of your project per the project initiation document framework outlined during the masterclass. You should also demonstrate any other areas covered during the class that are applicable.

Fees and recognition

This masterclass is open to all, not just Deakin MBA students, and costs $1800 (inc. GST, no FEE-HELP). Two masterclasses can be stacked together to earn one credit point (as an elective unit) towards your Deakin MBA.


*ARWU Rankings 2020