Organisation Change Management

Unit code: BMO6624 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
Online Real Time
Victoria University Online
VU Sydney


This unit 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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

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

Other locations

For students studying at Victoria University Online
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 10%
Critical reflection
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 40%
Preparing for change
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 50%
Implementing change

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

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