MGT540 Management of Change (8)

Change is a dynamic and perpetual process, and this subject introduces students to a range of theoretical and practical perspectives that facilitate a critical awareness of organisational change. The relationship between the organisation and the staff affected by change is examined through contemporary change-management thinking. Knowledge gained is applied to analyse organisational change issues and explore alternative courses of action.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online
Bathurst Campus
Term 3 (45)
On Campus
Economic and Finance Institute

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT540. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is equivalent to that covered in MGT501 or MBA501 or MGT571.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify drivers of organisational change;
  • be able to examine stakeholder responses to change;
  • be able to identify, examine and critically analyse approaches to organisational change, and assess the outcomes, from a range of theoretical perspectives;
  • be able to analyse and assess the ethical and sustainability issues surrounding organisational change;
  • be able to assess an organisational change management program in relation to organisation and performance goals; and
  • propose, justify and communicate ethical recommendations that contribute to the success of a change initiative.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The change context: What is organisational change and why does it happen; and internal and external reasons for change
  • The process of organisational change: How change is contructed; and who is involved in change management
  • Identification and critical evaluation of change interventions
  • Alternative perspectives to organisational change: Resistance; and ethical considerations
  • Making sense of organisational change: Communication; and changing organisational and occupational identity

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

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