Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Heraclitus (Greek philosopher) said some two thousand years ago that the only constant is change. Leading organisational change examines the theories, frameworks and models of change within the organisational setting and leadership theories, approaches and behaviours that facilitate effective organisational change. The course explores the demise of the rational organisation and the growth of planned and emergent change models within turbulent environments. It examines the critical role of the leader and their decision making in effecting sustainable change and evaluates the multiple human, structural, technological, cultural, political and symbolic factors that affect meaningful change.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2021

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MNGT3005. Students who have successfully completed MNGT3005 are not eligible to enrol in MNGT3011.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Articulate and evaluate a range of models of and approaches to sustainable organisational change

2. Critique the leader's role in effective and ethical individual, group and organisational change

3. Analyse the influence of human, structural, technological, cultural, political and symbolic factors in sustainable organisational change

4. Apply an integrated change model to case studies and other real-world organisational settings

5. Work effectively in a group.


The topics in the course include the following:

  1. The demise of the rational organisation
  2. Drivers and types of change
  3. Theoretical approaches to change management
  4. Change models and the process of change
  5. Leadership decision making in change management
  6. Leadership approaches in change management
  7. Power and politics of change
  8. Communication and conflict in change
  9. Culture and change
  10. Recipients of change
  11. Ethics of change
  12. Contemporary issues in change management
  13. Strategy and change


This course replaces MNGT3005. If you have successfully completed MNGT3005, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MNGT1001 Introduction to Management

Assessment items

Report: Individual Report - Briefing Memorandum

Report: Group Assignment - Change Management Plan and Storyboard Presentation

Formal Examination: Final examination

Contact hours

Ourimbah, Newcastle City Precinct and PSB Singapore

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.