Management of Change - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assessment (100%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,040.00
International 3,280.00

In contemporary organisations, the phenomenon of change is a reality that faces managers at all levels. Change refers to any alteration of the status quo and involves some modification of the elements of an organisation. Understanding the complexities of the process and nature of such change requires careful and rigorous analysis. For this reason there is general recognition in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors that successful organisational change requires co-ordinated managerial planning, leadership and skill. In the face of this challenge, a new focus for leaders and managers has been emerging. This unit, then, provides leaders and managers with the opportunity to integrate theory and practice with respect to change in the light of contemporary research and reflection upon their own experience.

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understand of, and be able to explain, the nature and development of the concept of change in organisations
  2. Critically analyse the different frames of reference applicable to the study of change in organisations
  3. Identify and analyse factors that influence change in a variety of organisations
  4. Evaluate knowledge, skills and ethical approaches and implications relevant for the management of change in organisations.
  • Assessment (100%)

Do not enrol into this unit if you have successfully completed OHSE622. Refer to Transition Arrangements.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Perspectives on Change
2Role of Leadership and structural complexities
3Change models
4HR/People Management
5Change and Power
6Neuroscience and Change
7Cultural Change
8Decision Making and Uncertainty in Change
9Ethics, Social and Sustainability Issues
10Organisational transformation

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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