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This course gives a systematic overview of the theories, frameworks and tools for leading innovation and change in organisations.
This course focuses on organizational transformation in a digital era. It emphasises four major transformational tasks: (a) Appreciating change, (b) Mobilising support, (c) Executing change, and (d) Building change capability. The course will examine these four tasks and apply the ideas underlying these tasks to real-life cases.Relationship to other coursesThis course is a required course for students majoring in Human Resource Management (HRM) or Management in the BCom programme. It builds on the foundation laid in MGMT 206, 207 and 208. WorkloadWork load for this course, in terms of class preparation, review, assignments, and readings is about 10 hours per week.Overview of CourseThe major challenge facing organisations today is adapting to new technology. Data and customers are the major assets for any organisation operating in the digital environment of the 21st century. Every business is digital, regardless of what they produce and sell. Leaders and managers not only need to understand the impact of technology on their organisations but also how the culture of their organisation, particularly its mindsets, can act as barriers to change. In this sense, all technological change is also cultural change. This course will give you the tools to assess the impact of technology on any organisation. You will learn how to identify and change mindsets in an organisation. It will alert you to the challenges in changing any organisation. The success rate of any change initiative in less than 30%. You will also learn the personal competencies you need to develop in order to adapt to and lead change. The course assessment requires you to apply the concepts and ideas covered in lectures and readings to real-life cases. You will also learn the skills of collaborative problem-solving, as three of the assessments are group-based.
Upon completion of the course, students would be able to:1. Explain key concepts, ideas and theories in change management (assessed through online test).2. Analyse and synthesise the facts to identify change management issues (assessed through individual assignment).3. Draw appropriate conclusions based on facts about change management issues (assessed through individual assignment and group assignment).4. Apply the appropriate theory, model or concepts to a given change management issue/problem (assessed through individual assignment and group assignment).5. Recommend appropriate change strategies based on an appropriate application of theory, model or concept to a change management issue (assessed through individual and group assignments).6. Demonstrate team problem-solving and professional presentation skills on change management issues (assessed through group assignment).7. Write a clear, well-structured, professional analysis on change management issues in an organisation (assessed through individual assignment and group assignment).B.Com. Learning Goals1) Graduates can demonstrate advanced knowledge of their selected subject major, informed by the broader context of commerce. The online test and assignments are opportunities to demonstrate advanced knowledge in change leadership and innovation. Advanced knowledge will be assessed in individual assignment and group project.2) Graduates are able to use analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to address specific problems.The individual assignment and group assignment require application of concepts and ideas to new problems.3) Graduates can understand issues from a range of ethical, global and multicultural perspectives.Not covered specifically in this course.4) Graduates are able to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.Written and oral communication is assessed in this course through the group assignment.The Learning ProcessIt is YOUR responsibility to learn the material for this course to the standard you set for yourself. The resources on Learn will aid you in this process, but ultimately you will get out of this course what you put into it.Learning ResourcesThe main material taught in this course comes primarily from the readings from two books on managing change by Nilakant & Ramnarayan. These readings, which are on Learn, are required reading for the course and will be your primary resource for the theory of the subject. Lectures will not cover everything that is in the readings, although all material in the readings and lectures will be examinable. The course class time will primarily be going over the key ideas in the readings. Not all key ideas may be covered. You are expected to read the appropriate reading BEFORE the class time. This will be critical to your learning. The library provides many different resources, including many other texts on change management. Remember when using these resources for your assignment, that full referencing is required.This course uses Learn as a means of distributing lectures, notes, assignments and examples of test and examinations. This system will also be used to submit all assessments and provide a means of giving feedback.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
MGMT206 and MGMT207
Students must attend one activity from each section.
No face-to-face tutorials. Learning resources also available online on Learn. These include tutorials on how to do the individual and group assignments.
Office Hours: 10:00-12:00 noonRoom 366, Meremere Building
There are three pieces of assessment for this course. First is an individual piece of assessment. This needs to be completed by yourself, without consulting anyone. Second is group assessment, based on a case study. You will be assigned to a group randomly in the beginning of the course. Group assessments need to be completed based on discussions in your group. Each group will submit only one completed output. Details can be found on Learn. Third is the final exam. The final exam will consist of 10 short-answer questions (all compulsory to complete). The final exam will examine lecture material, text and course readings covered in weeks 8-12.Holding of Student WorkFor quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the School holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.GradingThe marks for each piece of assessment may be standardized before a final grade is determined.Special ConsiderationStudents may apply for special consideration if their performance in an assessment is affected by extenuating circumstances beyond their control.Applications for special consideration should be submitted via the Examinations Office within five days of the assessment.Where an extension may be granted for an assessment, this will be decided by direct application to the Course Co-ordinator and an application to the Examinations Office may not be required.Special consideration is not available for the Individual Assignment.Students prevented by extenuating circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation of the course. Applications must be submitted to the Examinations Office within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.Late AssignmentsAssignments submitted after the due date without an extension being granted by the Course Co-ordinator will have 10% of the mark deducted for every day or part day the assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted for marking if the assignment is submitted any later than 5 days after the due date.The Learning ProcessIt is YOUR responsibility to learn the material for this course to the standard you set for yourself. The resources outlined below will aid you in this process, but ultimately you will get out of this course what you put into it.This course will use flipped classroom model of learning. You will view short video lectures on Learn, read the text associated with those lectures, and test your understanding through short tests (not assessed). The class room lectures will mainly focus on application of course ideas to real-life cases. Since the assessment also involves real-life cases, it is in your interest to attend the classes to learn how to analyse cases and present them.
Readings for the course are available for free on LEARNLearning ResourcesThe material taught in this course comes primarily from the readings from two books on managing change by Nilakant & Ramnarayan. These readings, which are on Learn, are required reading for the course and will be your primary resource for the theory of the subject. Lectures will not cover everything that is in the readings, although all material in the readings and lectures will be examinable.The course class time will primarily be going over the key ideas in the readings. Not all key ideas may be covered. You are expected to read the appropriate reading BEFORE the class time. This will be critical to your learning.The library provides many different resources, including many other texts on change management. Remember when using these resources for your assignment, that full referencing is required.This course uses Learn as a means of distributing lectures, notes, assignments and examples of test and examinations. This system will also be used to submit all assessments and provide a means of giving feedback.
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found on Learn. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur. Departmental Academic PoliciesThe Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination RegulationsDishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.
Domestic fee $822.00
International fee $3,688.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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