Postgraduate Course: Change Management (CMSE11093)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Common Courses (Management School)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||Organisations, their workforces, clients and customers face new internal and external contextual issues on a regular basis. Sometimes, they have solutions and responses to deal with these new challenges and opportunities, at other times they are faced with the need to innovate and change. The course aims to introduce students to a range of explanations that can help in the understanding of how organisations and their component membership approach change. In so doing, students will be encouraged to explore a range of practical techniques that can be used in dealing with change.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||No
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Knowledge and Understanding:
At the end of the course, students will be expected to have:
1. Knowledge of theories, models and concepts applicable to organisational change.
2. Understand the wider context of change within the general management of organisations.
3. The ability to apply different analytical techniques to a range of practical organisational change issues.
4. Developed a critical approach to the theory and practice of change in organisations and an insight into the practical consequences of its management.
5. Be able to critically discuss the challenges that face those managers involved in change and demonstrate an understanding of the contingent factors that impact upon such challenges.
By the end of the course, student should have developed the practical skills of
* Identifying and sourcing key texts and written sources.
* Summarising theoretical debates.
* synthesising the results of empirical research
* communicating ideas to others
On completion of the course, the students should be able to:
* demonstrate their awareness and understanding of complex debates
* present a consistent and well structured account of these debates via an assessment.
* discuss the subject among peers, both communicating their own ideas and critically assessing the ideas of others.
|The assessment will be in the form of an individual report of 3000 words on a chosen change initiative to be agreed in advance with the course tutor via the submission of one side of A4 containing the outline of the topic to be addressed and the approach to be take in its assessment. The report accounts for 100% of the course assessment.|
|Course organiser||Prof Jill Schofield
Tel: (0131 6)50 8069
|Course secretary||Ms Eileen Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3028
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