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Online · School of Business · Graduate Business

Global Project Management

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 01/13/2020

Course Description

Advanced coverage of Project Management concepts and techniques as applied to various political, cultural, and geographic settings. Topical coverage may include: outsourcing initiatives, the global integrated logistics support process, virtual global software projects, developing multinational teams, risk assessment in global projects, and program/project portfolio management.



BUSI 680 and 681


This course serves as the capstone for the MBA Project Management Specialization, adding value to the specialization by providing instruction for projects and initiatives that span functional and geographic divides.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Determine the impact of culture and a global project team on a project.
  2. Examine critical factors for successful strategic project management.
  3. Design effective leadership pratices and skills to achieve project goals.
  4. Apply a biblical worldview in a chosen vocation by integrating faith in the work of a business community.

Course Resources

Required Resource Purchase 

Moran, R. T., & Youngdahl, W. E. (2008). Leading global projects. Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN: 9780750682466.

Disclaimer: The above resource provides information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in this resource.

Additional Materials for Learning

    1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
    2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
    3. Blackboard recommended browsers
    4. Microsoft Word

(Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.)

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and notes.

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Group Discussion Board forums (4)

The student will be placed in a Discussion Board group during the first module/week and will complete four Group Discussion Board forums. Each forum will consist of three parts. Part 1, reserving a topic, Part 2, a thread, and Part 3, at least (minimum) two replies. The Discussion Board forums are based on project management cases. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions. Part 1 of each Group Discussion Board is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of the module/week assigned, Part 2 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the module/week assigned, and Part 3 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the following module/week, except Group Discussion Board Forum 4: Part 3, which is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of Module/Week 8.

Annotated Bibliography (2)

During Modules/Weeks 1 and 5, the student will choose a topic from a list provided of relevant themes of project management. Because it is important to understand the current literature and research of the given topic, students will prepare an annotated bibliography on the chosen topics. The annotated bibliographys should be completed by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 4 and by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.

Integration of Faith and Learning Forum

During Module/Week 7, students will view a presentation related to the integration of faith and working in the business community. Each student will choose one learning outcome (A - C only) and write how it relates to biblical integration in the Discussion Board forum. Then, they should reply to two classmates' posts. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions. Original threads are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of Module/Week 7 and the replies should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same module/week. 

Exams (2)

There will be a midterm and a final exam in this course. Students will have a 75 minute time limit to complete 50 true/false questions. If any aspect of the question is false, the entire item is false. Otherwise it is true. No trick questions. The exams are open notes/open book and can only be taken one time. The exams must be completed by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the last day of the assigned module/week.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist


Group Discussion Board forums (4 at 50 pts ea)


Annotated Bibliography (2 at 175 pts ea)


Integration of Faith and Learning


Exams (2 at 200 pts ea)





Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
940-1010 920-939 900-919 860-899 840-859 820-839 780-819 760-779 740-759 700-739 680-699 679 and below

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at


BUSI 682

Textbook: Moran & Youngdahl, Leading Global Projects (2008).



Reading & Study




Moran & Youngdahl: ch. 1

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

Group DB Forum 1: Parts 1 and 2





Moran & Youngdahl: ch. 2

Group DB Forum 1: Part 3



Moran & Youngdahl: ch. 3

Group DB Forum 2: Parts 1 and 2



Moran & Youngdahl: ch. 4

Annotated Bibliography 1

Group DB Forum 2: Part 3

Midterm Exam





Moran & Youngdahl: ch. 5

Group DB Forum 3: Parts 1 and 2



Moran & Youngdahl: ch. 6

Group DB Forum 3: Part 3



Moran & Youngdahl: ch. 7

1 presentation

1 article

Integration of Faith and Learning Forum

Group DB Forum 4: Parts 1 and 2




Moran & Youngdahl:

ch. 8–9

Annotated Bibliography 2

Group DB Forum 4: Part 3

Final Exam






DB = Discussion Board – Each forum has three parts and students will be graded after the submission of the third part.

NOTE: Module/Weeks 1-7 begins on Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday. Module/Week 8 begin on Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.