Administration (ADMN) 205

Introduction to Project Management (Revision 3)

ADMN 205

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online (with eTextbook)

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: None

Faculty: Faculty of Business

ADMN 205 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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**Note: Students registering in grouped study mode are advised that there may be some differences in the evaluation and course materials information indicated below. To obtain the most up-to-date information, contact the Faculty of Business Student Support Centre at 1-800-468-6531.


“All of mankind’s greatest accomplishments – from building the great pyramids to discovering a cure for polio to putting a man on the moon – began as a project” (Larson & Gray, 2014, p. 3).

More and more companies are realizing that managing projects is a vital part of everyone’s job. Mastering key project management concepts and techniques can help you be a more effective employee and manager. As you work through this course, you will develop an introductory-level understanding of project management.

The following link provides a brief introduction to the course from the Course Coordinator.


  • Lesson 1: Modern Project Management
  • Lesson 2: Organization Strategy and Project Selection
  • Lesson 3: Organization: Structure and Culture
  • Lesson 4: Defining the Project
  • Lesson 5: Estimating Project Times and Costs
  • Lesson 6: Managing Risk
  • Lesson 7: Leadership: Being an Effective Project Manager
  • Lesson 8: Managing Project Teams
  • Lesson 9: Outsourcing: Managing Interorganizational Relations
  • Lesson 10: Project Closure


To receive credit for ADMN 205, you must complete and submit two assignments and receive a grade of at least “D” (50 percent) on each examination and an overall course grade of at least "D" (50 percent).

Activity Weighting
Assignment 1 15%
Assignment 2 15%
Midterm Exam 35%
Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Note:The midterm and final examinations for this course must be taken online at an invigilated location. It is your responsibility to ensure a computer with an Internet connection and a current web browser is available for your use at the invigilation centre.

Course Materials


Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.

Larson, E. W., & Gray, C. F. ( 2014). Project management: The managerial process ( 6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-809659-4

A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.

Other Resources

All other learning resources will be available online.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the ADMN 205 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least “D”(50 percent) on the examination.

Online Exam

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 3, August 4, 2015.

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