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Unit Overview


This unit is concerned with organisational change and transformation, and focuses on the major challenges facing organisations in a rapidly changing, technologically challenging and increasingly complex and competitive global business environment. Whilst the focus will be on the global business environment, additional topics covered may include organisational life cycles, longevity and effectiveness; managing and changing organisational cultures; leading and managing change; organisational (re)structure and (re)design; change management tools and interventions; evaluating change management strategies; creativity and innovation as drivers of change; organisational learning and the Learning Organisation; managing knowledge and intellectual capital; new technologies as drivers of change in organisations; and new and emerging organisational forms.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline flexible

Students are able to (1) describe how to implement strategic changes in a large globally focussed organisation; (2) describe the ways organisational change can be measured and evaluated; (3) use current conceptual models to describe a change occurring in a large globally focussed organisation; (4) describe different interventions and practical tools that can be used to facilitate individual, group and organisational change; (5) describe the cycle that human beings undergo during change and the relevant feelings and behaviours that relate to the resistance and commitment to change; and (6) describe sustainability as a contradiction or a necessity within large globally focussed organisations.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) online tests; and (3) case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dee Roche
Unit rules
At least 36 points completed credit in the Master of Business Administration - International, including MGMT5501 (Organisational Behaviour) or equivalent.
MGMT5570 Organisational Change and Transformation (ID 3527)
Contact hours
up to 3 hours per week.
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