BUS2031 : Managing Change

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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 understanding of how classical and contemporary theories can help us to understand and management change .

Outline Of Syllabus

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

1. Context of change
2. Definitions of change
3. Perspectives on change
4. Implementing change
5. Communicating change
6. Leading change

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion461:0046:00Preparation of individual assignment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:3030:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading461:0046:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity221:0022:00Preparation of group assignment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study501:0050:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Relevant theories and practices of organisational change will be introduced during the lectures. Further depth of learning will be achieved in seminars through group activities, case studies and debate.

Skills development will be achieved through individual and group activities in class and independent study. There will also be a requirement for students to work as part of a group and produce an assessed group report.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M60Individual critical evaluation (2,500 words).
Written exercise1M40Group wiki assignment (1,500 words).
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Poster1Mdraft wiki assignment to be presented in class and written exercise - 'outline of report discussed in class
Written exercise2MN/A
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