This unit (BMO6624) develops contemporary understanding of organisational design, organisational change & development through contextualisation of common challenges for change in both traditional and new organisational forms. Students are challenged through interrogation and critical reflection on practices and theories of critical and conventional theories and models of change. Students will advance their diagnostic skills, competencies and processes in assessing the need for change, and the development, implementation, and evaluation of change strategies at all organisational levels. Solutions to complex change management problems will be derived in a socially and culturally responsible manner, where students will advocate and substantiate recommendations grounded in scholarly literature to demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review the processes of organisational change and their implications for managers in contemporary and emerging organisations;  
  2. Investigate, diagnose, interpret and assess various change theories and models as techniques to achieve socially responsible and culturally-relevant solutions;  
  3. Propose a comprehensive change management strategy and plan for an organisation in transition that addresses multiple organisational levels and demonstrates a balance between individual and public good;  
  4. Judge the leadership implications of managing change in organisations and persuasively advocate recommendations to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and,  
  5. Adapt skills in change management to meet emerging challenges posed by new situations and contexts, exhibiting a high level of personal accountability and autonomy.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Written memo 10%
Case Study Preparing for change - individual proposal 30%
Report Implementing change - group report and presentation 60%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Critical reflection 10%
Report Preparing for change 40%
Case Study Implementing change 50%

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