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MS4048: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING CHANGE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 Aug 2021 09:31


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Hemamali Tennakoon

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

The course aims are:

  1. To provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge pertaining to managing change at individual, group and organisational level.
  2. To prepare you with knowledge to identify need for personal change for future career development.
  3. To equip you with skills and tools needed to become an internal change agent in your future workplaces or support a career in management consultancy as an external change agent.

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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Meeting during University week8
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9, 12, 16 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 11, 13, 15

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Individual 2000-word essay - 60%

Group presentation - 40%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILOs for this course are available in the course guide

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