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Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy (MBS568)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit focuses on the role of the change agent (internal and external) and the applications and limitations of established change interventions in transforming organisations to meet the increasingly complex and global business environment. Broad approaches of 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).
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of successful strategic change implementation.
2. Strategically apply effective intervention tools to facilitate organisational, group and individual change in a variety of contexts
3. Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders to manage change
4. Evaluate issues and problems, and structure evidence-based conclusions in managing resistance and commitment to change
5. Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning
6. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
7. Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues as they relate to change management programs
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus Seminars (South Street).
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Seminars (TNE):6 sessions at 3.5 hours per session X 1 revision session at 3 hours.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed by seminars where students undertake case study analysis, problem-solving exercises and investigate how change management models could be applied in different types of organisations situated in different contexts. Students also undertake self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge of change management principles in various contexts. The learning process of the unit focuses specifically on the consultant/client relationship and application of methodologies appropriate for leading, planning, implementing and communicating change in different contexts.
Assessment Concept Map (10%); Media Profile (20%); Case Study (40%); Examination (30%).
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS648/MBS548 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2016: MBS548; 2014: MBS648
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Service Innovation (GradDipDesThink&SvcInnov)
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Deanna de Zilwa
Lecturer In Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6029
e: D.deZilwa@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.019 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Deanna de Zilwa
Lecturer In Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6029
e: D.deZilwa@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.019 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

Ms Carole Brady

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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