BM6105: Managing Change

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BM6105: Managing Change

Module Title Managing Change
Module Code BM6105
Module Tutor Lloyd Parsons
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module is about the management of change. Students will be encouraged to reflect critically on the nature and process of change in organisations. The module will focus on the strategic aspects of organisational change, using examples from the private sector, public sector and third sector. Finally, students will explore these at the levels of corporate decision-making and affected groups and individuals.

Indicative Syllabus

This module focuses on environmental change and organisational response. This includes the nature of the change process; planned and unplanned change; politics of change and conflict resolution; organisational change and culture; and organisational change and structure; from a theoretical, practice and/or policy perspective. The role of managers and change agents will be considered as well as hard and soft models for change and finally evaluating change.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Analyse the relationship between environmental change and organisational capability. This will include analysing the areas of complexity, ambiguity and other challenges arising from the business environment.(PLO1) (PLO3)
  2. Analyse the nature of change and evaluate concepts, and factors that critically appraise attempts to promote strategic change.(PLO6)
  3. Explore contemporary issues and the impact in business management, including sustainability, globalisation, corporate social responsibility, diversity and governance.(PLO2)
  4. Analyse and evaluate the relationship between organisational culture and change. (PLO5)
  5. Analyse and evaluate the role of managers, internal and external change agents in the promotion and implementation of change. (PLO4)
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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