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


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: Shelley Henley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5920

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 108.16.16

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email at any time

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces a range of change models, and recent developments in change theory and research. It will develop your ability to manage both planned and unplanned change. It deals with change as a process and examines a range of strategies managers can use to successfully manage change. The course focuses on the skills needed to manage transitions and the psychological, structural and cultural issues people face when dealing with 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:
1. Explain the relevance of a range of change management approaches and models to a variety of situations where appropriate
2. Identify and apply a range of skills relevant to the change management process
3. Articulate and demonstrate understanding of the management competencies needed in this area
4. Use diagnostic tools and models to explore underlying organizational and behavioural issues that may affect the change process
5. Display a clear understanding of the role of ‘change agents’ and its applicability in organizational settings

Overview of Learning Activities

The course comprises lectures, group discussions, in-class activities and a self-assessment of “change agency skills”. You will work in group and make class-room presentations.

Overview of Learning Resources

Supporting information documents and resource materials will be distributed in class over the course of the semester as required.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on a combination of group and individual assessments.