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Module

BUS2031 : Managing Change

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Andrea Whittle
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module seeks to give students a critical understanding of the theory and practice of managing change to equip them for a career in a constantly changing, globally connected world. Students will gain understanding of how classical and contemporary theories can help us to understand and manage change.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module explores a range of pertinent and timely issues related to managing change, including:

1. Types and causes of change
2. Psychology of change
3. Approaches to implementing change
4. Resistance to change
5. Communicating change
6. Leading change

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion481:0048:00Assignment preparation
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading641:0064:00n/a
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops82:0016:00Present in person if possible.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00Assessment surgeries, present in person if possible.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study501:0050:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Relevant theories and practices of organisational change will be introduced during the lectures. Skills development and further depth of learning will be achieved in seminars (e.g. group activities, case studies) and independent study.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study2M60Individual assignment (2,500 words)
Essay1M40Individual assignment (1,500 words)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MAssignment outline to be discussed in class.
Written exercise2MAssignment outline to be discussed in class.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessments have been designed to appraise breadth and depth of students’ understanding of the knowledge outcomes and their ability to relate them to practice through the application of the skills outcomes. Opportunities for formative assessment and feedback will be provided in class.

Reading Lists

Timetable