units

MGX5973

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Nell Kimberley

Notes

This unit is limited to students with no work experience.

Synopsis

The overall aim of this unit is to introduce pre-experience students to the context and various perspectives in relation to the management of organisational change. In order to achieve this aim the content will cover several key areas of change management, such as models and frameworks of change; the role of the change agent; change implementation; understanding the impact of change on key stakeholder groups and their likely responses to change; stakeholder communication; contemporary approaches to managing change. Students undertaking this unit should expect to experience a variety of activities in order to challenge the content as prescribed above. These activities will, in the main, include interactive case studies and the application of change theory through group presentations.

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.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

MGX9602 or MGX5962

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 3844, 2098 or 2643 to undertake this unit.

Prohibitions

MGX9720, MGX5972, MGG9720, MGG5972 AND students enrolled in any of the following courses are prohibited: 0105, 2099, 2778, 1065 and 0028.