Subject details

  1. Apply critical and advanced knowledge of the role of the enterprising leader in project management

  2. Critically evaluate the role of interdisciplinary teams and key stakeholders in supporting projects and operations within the entrepreneurial firm using a group perspective

  3. Critically analyse business development and capacity management in response to environmental changes

  4. Communicate proficiently project management plans that meet the needs of an entrepreneurial firm in complex environments

  5. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge to an applied group research project using project management practice within an entrepreneurial context

    • Understanding the terms: what is an entrepreneur, an intrapreneur and a professional manager. What are their characteristics and traits?
    • The role of the enterprising leader in project management
    • The entrepreneurial life cycle and the role project management plays
    • Determinants of a viable entrepreneurial project
    • Conditions which stimulate the emergence of enterprise and entrepreneurship
    • Understanding the strategic orientation of your enterprising business
    • The benefit(s) of feasibility studies
    • Negotiation within the entrepreneurial firm and project management
    • How to understand and analyse risk in entrepreneurial ventures and during its life cycle
    • Managing and dealing with limited resources Funding sources for entrepreneurial projects
    • Funding sources for entrepreneurial projects
    • The role of interdisciplinary teams and key stakeholders
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Virtual Classroom
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
    • Print materials

      • Study guide
    • Online materials

      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • SWI-ITP-MAS-2019

Special requirements

No special requirements

Pre-2019 This subject was called Project Leadership and Governance

This subject demonstrates the decisions and tasks that emerge during the phases of the entrepreneurial life cycle. The subject also aims to provide students with an understanding of the importance of developing project management capabilities and competences within an entrepreneurial venture in such a way that it captures organisational learning and influences, as well as establishing a process that clearly aligns project selection to enterprise strategy. The subject will critically analyse personal opportunities to develop entrepreneurial activities within the student’s own role.

  • Individual (30 - 40%)
  • Individual (30 - 50%)
  • Group (20 - 30%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

postgraduate SWI-ITP-MAS-2019

Master of Business Information Systems

  • Specialisation - IT Project Management
  • Specialisation - Business Analysis