Course Title: Managing Change

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing Change

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh 1 08,
Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11


Hong Kong Management Associatn


630H Management


Offsh 2 09,
Offsh 2 10,
Offsh 1 11

Course Coordinator: Dr Michael Muchiri

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1603

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is about how to understand, navigate and manage change in organisations as they face complex, dynamic, and uncertain work environments. Learners in this course will develop understanding of theoretical and practical perspectives and will be exposed to experiences shaping their capabilities to navigate and manage organisational change. The activities in this course are designed for learners to apply knowledge of managing change to diverse industries and sectors. Particularly, learners will develop understanding of managing change through appreciation, analysis, and evaluation of (1) individual experiences of organisation change (2) organisational considerations in managing change, and (3) the impact of change outside organisation on what happens within organisations, including ethical and professional management of organisational change.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will help you develop your ability to:
• pursue continuous personal development of knowledge and skills related to a management career
• engage with business activities in a disciplined and ethical manner
• contribute to the management of business in contemporary organisations
• demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively

Learning outcomes
On completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1. Explain how different theories and assumptions about change offer different, often conflicting, perspectives on managing change in organisations.
CLO2. Use appropriate data-gathering and analysis techniques to investigate experiences of change.
CLO3. Effectively frame and solve ‘real-world’ problems relating to organisational change.
CLO4. Evaluate the ethics and professionalism of management approaches and alternatives to implementing change

Overview of Learning Activities

The activities in this course are designed for learners to apply knowledge of managing change to diverse industries and sectors. Specifically, weekly activities comprises lectures, online forum discussions, tutorial workshops, qualitative interviewing skill training, and LMS interactive play based tasks. Students will be discussing issues related to the assessment task in class, sharing and evaluating resources and ideas, and working to frame their particular approach to the problem. However, students are required to reflect on and develop their own perspective, and submit their own individual, independent ideas.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. Class activities, recordings, notes and outcomes are posted on Canvas. Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020. Additional readings, lecture slides and tutorial workshop resources and materials will be provided to students in class and online via Canvas during the teaching period.

Recommended textbooks:
Hayes, John (2022) The Theory and Practice of Change Management, 6th Ed. Bloomsbury Academic ISBN 9781352012538 Burke W.W. (2018) Organization Change: Theory and Practice, 5th Ed Sage ISBN 9781506357997


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: 30%,
Linked CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: 30%,
Linked CLOs 1 & 3

Assessment Task 3: 40%,
Linked CLOs: 1, 3 & 4