People and Change

Subject MGMT90025 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance





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Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject examines individual and collective human behaviour in and around issues of organisational change. The subject will cover a broad theoretical basis that assists in understanding how change at the employee, group and strategic levels affects individuals. Both the planned approach and emergent approach to change management will be considered. Topics to be covered include: drivers of change, the role of internal and external change agents, tools for successful change management, and the implementation and consequences of specific change initiatives.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate theories & models that describe the relationship between individuals and organisational change;
  • Evaluate the manner in which research is conducted on the relationship between individuals in organisational change;
  • Synthesise and apply major theories and models to problems involving people and organisational change;
  • Develop, or improve, team-work skills.
  • 2 hour end-of-semester exam (50%);
  • 2 x 500 word individual case studies due in week of choice (10%);
  • Team Contract of 300 words per team member, due in week 4 (5%);
  • Team Request for Proposals/Request for Quotations Bid of 500 words per person, due in week 6 (10%);
  • Team Case Analysis of 1,000 words per person, due in week 9 (15%); and
  • Team Presentation of 200 words per person, due in week 10 (10%).

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills will be fostered in the seminar program through case study work and critical appraisals of current research;
  • Verbal and written communication skills will be developed via the interactive nature of the seminar program and through a group assignment where student-groups will be required to deliver a presentation to the class that succeeds in communicating a series of points concisely and effectively;
  • Team-work skills will be developed or improved through the group assignment.
Related Course(s): Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Marketing)
Master of Human Resource Management
Master of Management
Master of Management
Master of Management (Human Resources)
Master of Management (Human Resources)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Journalism
150 Point Master of Journalism
200 Point Master of Journalism

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