MGT320 Managing Change (8)


This subject presents an integrated approach to the theory, research and practice of the management of the change process. Students will develop and apply action plans that encompass diagnosis, interventions, implementation and institutionalisation.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalNorthern Sydney Institute
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 3
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT320
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

MGT210 or INR210 or (MGT100 and ITC350)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a perspective on the theory and practice of organisational change, through examination of current research and future trends;
  • be able to evaluate and apply appropriate techniques and methods for the diagnosis of external and internal pressures for change in organisations;
  • be able to apply action plans, targeting the level (individual, group and organisation) and types of change;
  • be able to assess political, cultural, structural and leadership factors in implementing change, taking into account the type, depth and scale of the change program; and
  • be able to formulate strategies for managing effective change including addressing resistance versus readiness, and change institutionalisation.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The nature of organisational change
  • The history of organisational change
  • Change models/approaches
  • The change agent
  • Diagnostic models
  • Planned change interventions
  • The political, cultural, structural and leadership factors influencing change management
  • Evaluation and institutionalisation of change
  • The future of change


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.