120-0374/01 – International project management (MPM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MEL24 Ing. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.
STA579 doc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. Describe the basic terminology of international project management 2. Clarify the basic principles and methods of project management in the global environment. 2. Describe the management phase of the international project. 3. To characterise the basic project management standards applied in the European Union and the US. 4. Explain the preparation and content of the essential documents for the preparation and implementation of international projects co-financed from public sources. 5. Interpret requirements for the structure of an international project in the context of management, communication and outsourcing.

Teaching methods

Project work


The subject is devoted to the deepening of the knowledge gained in Project and grant management B on project management and subsidy management in a global international environment with a special focus on standardization and techniques applied to project management in the European Union and the USA. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with different approaches to managing international projects based on relevant techniques, standards and methods of project management.

Compulsory literature:

1. BINDER, Jean. Global Project Management: Communication, Collaboration and Management Across Borders. New York: Routledge, 2016. 312 p. ISBN 978-05-66-08706-6. 2. KÖSTER, Katrin. International Project Management. London: SAGE Publication, 2010. 354 p. ISBN 978-1-4129-4620-9. 3. LIENTZ, Bennet, P. and Kathryn, P. REA. International Project Management. London: Academic Press, 2012. 277 p. ISBN 0-12-449985-6.

Recommended literature:

1. GRONWALD, Klaus-Dieter. Global Communication and Collaboration. Global Project Management, Global Sourcing, Cross-Culture Competencies. Berlin, Springer, 2017. 180 p. ISBN 978-3-662-53149-5. 2. KERZNER, Harold. Project Management Case Studies. 5th edition. New Jersey: Wiley, 2017. 816 p. ISBN-13 978-1119385974. 3. KIRK, Nikki. Simple Grant Funding Research. Locating Public and Private Grant Funding Resources. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. 82 p. ISBN-13: 978-1512387070.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Presentations in seminars.


Study materials TfF: https://lms.vsb.cz/course/view.php?id=87983

Other requirements

Other requirements are not required.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic terminology of international project management - definition of basic concepts, international project, characteristics and determinants of a successful international project. 2. International projects in terms of organisational strategy and culture - strategy and strategic management, project portfolio management, the corporate culture of the project, cross-cultural leadership. 3. International Professional Project Management Organization - PMI, IPMA, EMA, AMA, AAMO, PACCIOS, SACIOS, NAMCO. 4. Project Management Institute (PMI) standards - PMBOK, OPM3, Project Manager Competency Development Framework. 5. Standards of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) - Individual Competence Baseline (ICB), Project Excellence Baseline (PEB), Organizational Competence Baseline (OCB). 6. National Standards of Selected World Economies - National Standards PRINCE2, APMBOK, BSI BS6079, PM KANON, JPMBOK. 7. Identification of the international project - project initiation, project purpose, project objectives and milestones, project scope, cultural framework, diversity and complexity of the international project. 8. International project planning - planning processes, cultural influences and impact on planning, time planning, resources and costs of the international project. 9. Implementation of the international project - objectives and outputs, cultural influences on outputs/results of the project, responsibility of organisational structures, specifics of responsibilities in the international project. 10. Monitoring and control of the international project - tools and techniques for monitoring and control, analysis of control results, change management. 11. Management of the international project - international project management structure, global project management, international project manager, project manager success factors, international project team. 12. Communication in an international project - intercultural cooperation, motivation, confidence building, conflict resolution, coaching in an international project. 13. Outsourcing in terms of international projects - definition of basic concepts, goals and needs definition, preparation of outsourcing, selection of external suppliers and creation of working relations, case study. 14. Preparation of the project within the international project - practical aspects of preparation, case study.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Mandatory participation is not required.

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2020/2021 (N0311A050012) Applied economics (S01) International Economic Relations P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S01) Business Administration P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0311A050012) Applied economics (S01) International Economic Relations P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S01) Business Administration P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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