Managing Organisational Change

Course code MNGT3005Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Managing Organisational Change examines the theories, frameworks and models of change within the organisational setting and addresses the viability of the contemporary organisation. The increasing dynamism of external and internal organisational environments is seen as both a strategic determinant and rationale for change within organisations and seeks to show how and why managerial responses to such dynamism are increasingly centred on the successful management of change processes. In this context, we explore the mechanisms of change and improvement in organisations, engaging in workshops, case studies, and experiential exercises designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of the course it is intended you will be able to:

1. Comprehend and evaluate a variety of frameworks and models of organisational change.
2. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the structural, human, technological, cultural, political, and symbolic frameworks of organisational change.
3. Critically examine the various diagnostic and intervention techniques used in organisational development and change.
4. Apply your learning of the various theories and models of organisational change in a real world business context.
5. Communicate your professional knowledge both in oral and written formats, incorporating effective use of technical aids to further engage your audience.
6. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate organisational change problems and issues, working collaboratively to propose, research, develop and present their solution
ContentTopics in this course include:
1. Context of organisational change
2. Typology of Change
3. Planned Change
4. Environmental Factors and Change
5. Process of Change
6. Organisational Change Interventions
7. Organisational Transformation
8. Contemporary Issues in Change Management
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIRHR1001 Managing the Organisation and MNGT2001 Business Strategy
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIndividual Reflective Report
Group CEO Briefing Memorandum
Examination: FormalEnd of semester examination
Other: (please specify)Essential Criteria - To be awarded a passing grade in this course, students must attempt all assessment items and achieve a mark of 50% in total.
Presentations - TutorialGroup case analysis presentation
Group workshop facilitation
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MNGT3005