Warning! Students who commenced this course prior to 2015 should contact the Program Director to confirm an appropriate study plan if required.
Master of Project Management (Emergency Management and Business Continuity)
Be the last line of defence in the face of business adversity
Develop the skills to be able to ensure continuity in the event of high risk or emergency events. Study project management principles alongside the specialisation of business continuity management systems and complete a master research project
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Advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes recent developments in project management as applied in professional practice.
Advanced and integrated knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of project management.
Expert, specialised cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship in the area of contemporary project management.
Demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge and skills to plan and execute a substantial research-based project and/or piece of scholarship.
Expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of project management knowledge or practice.
Demonstrate the application of theoretical project management knowledge and skills to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning in the area of project management.
Expert, specialised cognitive and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level in the area of project management.
Demonstrate the application of individual and team skills that include working with people in remote or virtual project team situations.
Advanced and integrated knowledge of the moral, ethical and legal considerations which underpin the planning and implementation of project management applications.
Demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge and skills with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
Expert, specialised communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Expert, specialised technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the area of project management.
Demonstrate the application of international perspectives, including operating in different geopolitical environments that require different cultural approaches.
On the completion of the Master of Project Management (Emergency Management and Business Continuity) degree students will:
- have gained an advanced and integrated understanding of a discipline-specific body of knowledge
- demonstrate autonomy and expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner
The subjects in this degree have been developed to ensure graduates can:
- work independently
- work in teams
- gain an awareness of ethical and professional standards
- be problem solvers
- gain critical analysis and evaluation
No eligibility requirements
Credit will be administered as per University of South Australia policy. A maximum of one third of the degree can be credited based on previous external studies. Students wishing to claim credits should apply prior to enrolling.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered where an applicant holds a Diploma (AQF Level 5) or higher in a cognate subject. Please contact the University of South Australia for further information on applying for RPL.
Please note: The application for the Master of Project Management (Emergency Management and Business Continuity) has been removed as this degree is no longer on offer for new students. A 2-year Master of Project Management is available for interested applicants.
The aim of the Master of Project Management (Emergency Management and Business Continuity) is to provide an advanced and integrated understanding of how project management best practice can be applied to community and business to ensure continuity in the event of realisation of risk or emergency events.
You have a range of options in respect to your study. You can undertake the course at Graduate Certificate (4 subjects), Graduate Diploma (8 subjects) or Masters level (12 subjects).
More information regarding this change will be revealed on the OUA website shortly.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students are able to form their own study path, but are requested to enrol in the subject, MPM411 Principles of Project Management at the first opportunity as this is the pre-requisite for other subjects in this degree.
Students studying towards the Masters degree are strongly advised to leave the 2 Minor Thesis subjects to the latter stage of their studies.
To qualify for the Master of Project Management (Emergency Management and Business Continuity) qualification, students must complete all 10 subjects and the 2 minor thesis subjects.