Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
There are many jobs available every year in the consultancy sector and preparing to apply for one requires knowledge, skill and experience demonstrated to your future employer. This course is intended to introduce you to the work of management consultants and identify the competencies you will require to apply for a career in consultancy. The course will include group presentation work which will be assessed by your tutors (who have both been consultants) and past students who have are now employed in consultancy who will advise you on how best to apply for a position in this important sector.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: The course aims are:
1 To provide you with a comprehensive, critical overview of the historical, theoretical and practical dimensions of managing organisational change.
2. to equip you with the skills, tools and models to support your own career in consultancy.
Main Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Provide an historical overview of relevant change management theories;
- Compare and contrast the dominant models and frameworks for understanding types of change;
- Discuss and debate organisational change programmes focusing on quality, re-engineering, culture, learning, knowledge and technology;
- Identify and assess issues pertaining to the 'practice' of managing change;
- Explain the linkage between theory and practice in making sense of organisational change.
Content: The course explores how organisations change and demystifies some of the new management approaches which have emerged internationally, and examines the history of management theory and the future development of business organisations.
Available to students who are in Programme Year 3 and above.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
3-hour examination (70%)
Group presentation (30%)
100% resit exam, normally during resit diet.
This will take place via tutorial discussions and through verbal feedback on the preparation of the business model and the business plan.
Informal feedback is given on an on going basis see above. More formal feedback is given when students present their business presentation and business plans to their peers. Oral feedback is given after each tutorial activity.