Unit code: BMO6624
Credit points: 12
This unit develops a contemporary understanding of organisational design, organisational change and development through contextualisation of common challenges for change in both traditional and new organisational forms. Students are challenged through interrogation and critical reflection on practices and theories of critical and conventional theories and models of change. Students will advance their diagnostic skills, competencies and processes in assessing the need for change, and the development, implementation, and evaluation of change strategies at all organisational levels. Solutions to complex change management problems will be derived in a socially and culturally responsible manner, where students will advocate and substantiate recommendations grounded in scholarly literature to demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Critically review the components and processes of organisational change and their implications for managers in contemporary and emerging organisations.
- Investigate, interpret and assess various change and development philosophies and models as techniques to achieve socially responsible and culturally-relevant solutions.
- Demonstrate, clearly articulate and facilitate a change management intervention within a group which is grounded in theory and evidence and exhibits a high level of collective professionalism.
- Ascertain and develop change strategies for the individual, group, inter-group and organisation levels in situations of incremental or discontinuous change that demonstrate a balance between the individual and public good.
- Determine and explore the significant managerial and leadership implications of managing change in organisations and persuasively advocate recommendations to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- Adapt skills in change management processes to meet emerging challenges posed by new situations and contexts, exhibiting a high level of personal accountability and autonomy.
The assessment for this unit has been designed specifically for our online students and will occur at various times across the seven-week study period.
Assessment activities may include essays, reports, case study analysis, tests and quizzes, reflective writing and/or business plans.
This unit is studied as part of the online Master of Business Administration.