units

MGG5972

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Professor Philip Taylor

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

Examines change management from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Theory relating to employee responses to change and promoting readiness for change. Organisation Development including characteristics of OD, process models, role of the practitioner, interventions; Organisational transformation including nature and characteristics, models, strategic change leadership and capability.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. recognise the challenges and issues arising out of organisational change initiatives
  2. recall various change models and frameworks, their foundations and relative strengths and weaknesses
  3. apply change models and concepts to real-life organisational change
  4. identify the skills and abilities required to be an effective change agent
  5. develop reflective and evaluative skills as a change agent.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 3164, 2099, 1822, 1679, 3848, 2778, 1741 or seek approval from the Chief Examiner before undertaking this unit

Prohibitions

MGX9720, MGX5972, MGG9720