BUSU9MC: Managing Change

Semester:  Spring

Level:  10

Credit Value:  20

Module Coordinator:  Professor Bernard Burnes, Management, Work & Organisation Division

Contact Hours:  30 hours

The main objective of this module is to enable students to understand, plan and achieve organisational change successfully.  It will examine the main approaches to managing change and show how these relate to the types of changes that organisations are undertaking, especially in terms of individual, group and organisational behaviour.  In particular, it will provide students with an understanding of:

  • the main issues involved in organisational change;
  • the main models of and approaches to change;
  • the main issues involved in planning and implementing change;
  • change from the perspective of the different parties involved.

At the end of the module, student should be able to:

  • understand both the theory and practice of organisational change;
  • appreciate the benefits and limitations of the various approaches to organisational change;
  • analyse case studies of organisational change;
  • plan and implement change projects.


This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

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