The getting of wisdom : the future of PM university education in Australia

Bredillet, Christophe, Conboy, Kieran, Davidson, Paul, & Walker, Derek (2013) The getting of wisdom : the future of PM university education in Australia. International Journal of Project Management, 31(8), pp. 1072-1088.

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The dynamic and complex nature of project management (PM) in Australia provides exciting opportunities for universities to that are willing to actively engage with their corporate partners and other key stakeholders to develop program and course offerings that simultaneously address the needs of students, employers, and other stakeholders and further the current body of PM knowledge and research. This article identifies key challenges and opportunities for the future direction of PM university education. This draws on descriptions of successful program models, examining teaching on PM skills on generic business and engineering degrees, dedicated graduate masters programs in PM, doctoral research programs in PM, and forms of effective collaboration between industry and academia.

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ID Code: 61681
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Australia, university education, convention theory, accreditation, HERN, project management
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.12.013
ISSN: 0263-7863
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier Ltd
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2013 22:17
Last Modified: 28 May 2017 16:14

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