MGMT301-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Leading Change and Innovation

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


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.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT301S1 is:
Lectures 24
Final Exam 3
Group Assignment 33
Exam Preparation 54
Lecture Preparation 36
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the course are:
  • Explain key concepts, ideas and theories in change management (assessed through online test),
  • Analyse and synthesise the facts to identify change management issues (assessed  through individual assignment),
  • Draw appropriate conclusions based on facts about change management issues (assessed through individual assignment and group assignment),
  • Apply the appropriate theory, model or concepts to a given change management issue/problem (assessed through individual assignment and group assignment),
  • 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),
  • Demonstrate team problem-solving and professional presentation skills on change management issues (assessed through group assignment),
  • Write a clear, well-structured, professional analysis on  change management issues in an organisation (assessed through individual assignment and group assignment).

    Graduate Attributes
    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
  • Employable, innovative and enterprising

    Learning Objectives, BCom
  • Students have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.
  • Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.
  • Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications.
  • Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
  • Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

    For 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.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.




Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT301-21S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Anna Earl

Office Hours: Friday 11-12 noon
Room 226, Meremere Building


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Individual Essay 17 Mar 2021 30% Individual Essay
Group - Change Management Plan 05 May 2021 30% Group - Change Management Plan
Final Examination 40% Final Examination

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, where you have to complete a change management plan for a company. You can choose your own groups within first four weeks of the semester. If you have not formed a group within first four weeks, you will be assigned to a group randomly in week 5 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). You will have three hours to complete the exam. The final exam will examine lecture material, text and course readings covered in weeks 1-12.

The marks for each piece of assessment may be standardized before a final grade is determined.

Textbooks / Resources

The assigned readings for each week are availalbe on LEARN


Class Representative
A 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 Policies
A summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the following:
• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page
General Course and Examination Regulations

Dishonest Practice
The 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.

Citations and referencing

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $3,875.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship .

All MGMT301 Occurrences

  • MGMT301-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021