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MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Management and Marketing

Other requisites

It is highly recommended that this course be taken after the completion of all other human resource management electives. Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <//>.


Students enrolled in this course are exposed to two complementary skills sets: organisational change and leadership. These two areas of proficiency feature consistently through the various modules of study. Students investigate organisation change with the objective of explaining why it occurs, how it occurs, how it can be managed, and what forms it can take, among other inquiries. The complexities of change present some very real challenges for leadership and part of the course examines some of these challenges. The early focus is on the various types of organisational change. As the literature suggests, there are quite different dynamics in play when change occurs, including scale of change, and the type of change, which will influence decisions about appropriate management of the change process. The above, and this course overall, highlights the role of the planned approach to organisational change. The learning extends to the processes involved in managing and leading change, including the important task of carrying out diagnosis, and its contribution to the overall objective of achieving meaningful, timely and (often, though not necessarily) lasting change.

The course is arranged on three tiers, with some exploration of leadership and change at the individual, group and organisation-wide levels. Personal adaptation to change features earlier in the set of modules, and the focus shifts to the broader organisation context as the course unfolds. This latter emphasis includes examples of organisational change and development interventions which are included to give students some skills in applying specific change programs.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 External
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba