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Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy (MBS548)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Description This unit focuses on the role of the consultant or change agent (internal and external) and the applications and limitations of established change consulting approaches in different contexts. Broad approaches or planned interventions explored include: Organisational Development (OD); Organisational Transformation (OT); HR Interventions; Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, ICT implementation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).
Timetabled Learning Activities
Assessment Proposal - (20%). Students present a proposal for a consulting or applied research project and receive written feedback from the lecturer on objectives, scope, method and relevant literature. Presentation (50% including summary document 20%). This major multimedia presentation is used to share the relevant body of knowledge, findings and recommendations from the consulting or applied research projects in class. Peer feedback can be used to fine tune the accompanying 1500 word summary document. Exam (30%) - This tests broader knowledge of the key topics covered in class, the text and prescribed readings.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS648 Organisational Change, Management & Consultancy may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes It is strongly recommended that students complete MBS508 Organisational Behaviour and Management prior to this unit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy (MBS568) - as for MBS548 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars/workshops: 3 hours per week.
Assessment Proposal - (20%). Students present a proposal for a consulting or applied research project and receive written feedback from the lecturer on objectives, scope and method and relevant literature. Presentation (50% including summary document 20%). - This major multimedia presentation is used to share the relevant body of knowledge, finding and recommendations from the consulting or applied research projects in class. Peer feedback can be used to fine tune the accompanying 1500 word summary document. Exam (30%) - This tests broader knowledge of the key topics covered in class, the text and prescribed readings.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS648 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: MBS648
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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