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BX2072 - Organisational Change

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

In turbulent times the management of change becomes a critical task for organisational leaders. It may be that successfully managing change is the key competitive advantage for businesses today. Yet, research shows that most change efforts fail. The challenges of globalisation, new technologies, industry restructuring, increased public scrutiny, and other pressures on today's businesses require change skills throughout the organisation. In this subject, we will explore the ideas of learning organisations and systems thinking as tools for coping with uncertainty and organisational transformation.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an understanding of the reasons for the failure of organisations to change;
  • to analyse and evaluate organisational change from a systems perspective;
  • gain a deep insight and knowledge into the application of organisational learning principles.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: BU2003
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG3731 MG3741

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturer: Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

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