MGT320 Managing and Leading Change (8)

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


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a perspective on the theory and practice of organisational change;
  • to be able to evaluate and apply appropriate methods for the diagnosis of external and internal pressures for change in organisations;
  • be able to assess political, cultural, structural and leadership factors in implementing change, considering the type, depth and scale of the change program;
  • be able to create tactics to understand and engage stakeholders and predict their behavioural and emotional reactions; and
  • be able to formulate strategies and action plans for managing and leading effective change including targeting the level and types of change, change institutionalisation, and learning.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Managing change
  • Need for change
  • Change agency and relationships
  • Diagnosis
  • Developing a change plan
  • Interventions
  • Leading change
  • Power, politics and stakeholder management
  • Communicating change
  • Motivating and support others (leading others through the change)
  • Implementing change
  • Sustaining change (institutionalisation) and cearning

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT320 in Session 3 2020. 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 %
Change context blog
Diagnosis report
Action plan

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.