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MGW3130

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Singapore Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Melanie Bryant

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to various concepts of organisational change and development. It covers topics including: theories of organisational development, organisational change and organisational transformation; the role of the organisational change practitioner; development of change interventions; employee responses to change; and challenges of change.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. introduce students to organisational change and development theories and develop fundamental knowledge of organisational change as an area of management;
  2. explore various models and analytical tools used by organisational change practitioners
  3. identify and critically evaluate a variety of organisational change interventions
  4. develop an understanding of the challenges that both managers and employees face when experiencing change
  5. develop critical thinking and analytical skills in applying organisational change theory to various workplace situations
  6. demonstrate in the individual summative assessment task a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in the unit. This is demonstrated by the requirement that the student must attain a mark of at least 40% in the final summative assessment task.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Melanie Bryant

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

MGW1010

Prohibitions

MGC3130, MGF3621