MM573 Management of Change

Updated: 14 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in GradCertBus or GradCertCom or GradCertHRM or GradCertMgt or GradDipCom or GradDipDisMgt or GradDipFinPlan or GradDipMgt or MAdminLead or MBA or MBusRes or MBusResHons or MCom or MEcRegDev or MEdAdmin or MHM or MInfoTech(Bus) or MLead or MODSHRM or MPhil(Bus) or MStratOrgDev or MTrngDev or MSODHRM
Co-requisites None
Restrictions MBA734 or GSB734
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Muayyad Jabri (
Unit Description

This unit addresses the knowledge concerned with the management of change as an ongoing dynamic process that unfolds over time. Such conception is derived from the observation that change is the only constant in life. Theories and concepts are reinforced through change communication and social construction methods aimed at equipping students with modes of change agency, diagnostic and intervention skills. More specifically, this unit is concerned with building communicative and change agency skills needed to navigate the complexities of change within organisations; role of narrative and storytelling in constructing change; building the case for change; creating readiness for change; modes of diagnosis; styles of intervention; collaborative action research; organisational identity and the transformation of organisational culture through appreciative inquiry.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the key concepts needed for creating readiness for change, building the case for change, diagnosis and intervention, and the ability to apply these concepts to solve business-related problems;
  2. demonstrate expert communicative and dialogic skills for managing and leading change efforts and programs;
  3. use a range of cognitive, communication and research skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and co-construct relevant viewpoints in order to demonstrate critical thinking and judgement in leading the change effort;
  4. work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and
  5. demonstrate the ability to reflect upon a range of socio-organisational issues influencing processes and practices needed for managing and leading change efforts and programmes.