units

MGW3130

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 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.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nell Kimberley (First semester)

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.

Outcomes

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)

Dr Nell Kimberley (Frist semester)
Associate Professor Hannelize Jacobs (Second semester)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must have passed MGG1010 or MGW1010 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

MGC3130, MGF3621, MGG3130