412 Organizational Change & Development

Management & Marketing

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Pre-requisites: MGTMKT 205

Requisite To: None

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Course Description

This is a practical course that addresses the issues, basic theories and methods associated with organizational change and development in contemporary organizations. In this course, participants will be exposed to several organizational issues including, the need for change, why organizations change or fail to change, the legal and regulatory issues associated with change, and how change helps organizations become more competitive and profitable. In this course, participants will be introduced to both historical and contemporary theories and methods of introducing change in organizations, leading change, the ethical issues of surrounding and management techniques for effectively changing an organization. The course also explores the role of leadership in change and how leaders effect change. In this class, we explore and discuss the need and nature of planning for change, managing change, and measuring change in the context of many different situations, companies, and industries. We explore various methods for change, the process steps for changing an organization and different analytical methods associated with assessing, planning, managing, and measuring change. The course is oriented to contemporary business topics and students are expected to participate in class.

Course Learning Objectives (CLOs)
  • 1. understand the challenges in getting significant changes made in organizations.
  • 2. apply theories and frameworks concerning individuals, groups, and organizations to the process of change.
  • 3. understand the dynamics and appreciate the difficulties of change as applied to organizational culture and human behavior
  • 4. analyze/diagnose ongoing activities within an organization and design and plan the implementation of selected od interventions.
  • 5. systematically identify and apply specific methodologies for spurring innovation within established organizations.
  • 6. use innovation and entrepreneurship as tools for change and to navigate complex and changing environments
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