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MN30602: Leading and managing change

[Page last updated: 23 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Group Coursework (CW 25%)
  • Individual Coursework (CW 75%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this unit, the student should have/be able to:
* an in-depth understanding of organisational change, the contexts in which it operates, and how change can be effectively managed and led
* the facility to apply critically subject-specific knowledge into a range of change situations
* a conceptual understanding of theoretical frameworks that enable the student to link meaningfully the theory with the practice of organisational change.

Aims: The aim of this course is to provide an appreciation of a number of approaches, concepts and models relating to the leadership and management of change in organizations. Such an appreciation includes an understanding of the academic literature, as befits a BA degree, but ever mindful of the practical relevance of the subject it also focuses on the knowledge and skills required to bring about organizational change. Thus we will be concerned with both the thinking and doing of organizational change. In order to achieve this course objective, which is essentially linking theory to practice, a number of different learning vehicles and styles will be used including group work and lecturing.

Skills: Critical thinking - facilitated and assessed
Research skills - facilitated and assessed
Knowledge (of leading and managing change) - facilitated and assessed.

Content: The course links theory to practice by considering a number of approaches, concepts, models and frameworks linked to leading and managing change. For example, it will consider, among others, sensemaking, narrative, micro-political, cultural and social dynamics perspectives on change.

Programme availability:

MN30602 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)


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