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.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Bathurst 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

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

INR210 or MGT210 or HRM201 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;
  • 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 develop 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.


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT320 in Session 3 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Online quiz (chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Diagnosis report
Action plan

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.