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MGS3130: Organisational change and development

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinators(s)

Mr Mazanai Musara

Offered

South Africa

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

Students must have passed MGS1010 or MGB1010 or MGC1010 or MGP1010 or MGF1010 or MGW1010 or MGG1010 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

MGC3130, MGF3621, MGG3130, MGW3130

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to various concepts of organisational change and development. It covers topics including: theories of organisational development, organisational change and organisational transformation, the role of the organisational change practitioner, development of change interventions, employee responses to change and challenges of change.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. introduce students to organisational change and development theories and develop fundamental knowledge of organisational change as an area of management;
  2. explore various models and analytical tools used by organisational change practitioners
  3. identify and critically evaluate a variety of organisational change interventions
  4. develop an understanding of the challenges that both managers and employees face when experiencing change
  5. develop critical thinking and analytical skills in applying organisational change theory to various workplace situations
  6. demonstrate in the individual summative assessment task a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in the unit. This is demonstrated by the requirement that the student must attain a mark of at least 40% in the final summative assessment task.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60% + Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mazanai Musara

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