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E-MBA270_1

Organizational Change Leadership

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


This module aims to facilitate a challenging learning environment in support of the development of a critical understanding of organizational change leadership, followership and management.

Learning outcome

Based on a foundation of practitioner experience, case studies, academic theories, concepts and models, we aim to hone a mental capacity and a critical capability to explore and master a range of change enabling approaches which may all be appropriate in a given situation. The module will include:
  • A strong focus on leadership, and in particular on the importence of purpose and process
  • A clear link to leadership and followership
  • Contemporary change leadership and managemnet issues, concepts and approaches ( e.g. ethics, trust and participation)
  • Change enabling organizational structures, cultures and processes
  • Change readiness/Barriers and resistance to change
  • Organizational power and politics

Students should be able to:
  • Critically evaluate and apply a range of change leadership, followership and management theories, concepts and models
  • Critically assess the challenges of organizational change and its leadership and management

Contents

This module aims to facilitate a challenging learning environment in support of the development of a critical understanding of organizational change leadership, followership and management.
The module sets out to identify and critically explore a range of current issues and challenges relevant to organizational change. Furthermore, it will introduce students to a variety of theories, concepts and models which may all be of use in specific contexts.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The course is on master level and is available for students with a bachelor degree or similar education and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

Work experience may compensate for lack of educational skills.

The course can be a part of the Executive MBA programme.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written assignment1/1 A - F
The student must submit an assignment (a critical reflection) consisting of 500 words, to be given the grade passed/fail. The student must have passed this in order to get a grade A-F on the 2500 word assignment (academic essay). The assignments are to be handed in at the same time - 14 days after the last lecture, at 3 p.m. The topic for the academic essay will be handed out on the first day of lectures.

Coursework requirements

Participation lectures, An assignment consisting of 500 words
All candidates must attend a minimum of four of the six days of lecture to take the exam. Participation is essential for this subject.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Rune Todnem By

Method of work

Instruction is provided through three two-day long sessions. Through establishing clear and appropriate expectations of both lecturers and students the module team aims to facilitate the highest possible learning experience reflecting the level of study. Students are expected to fully engage through active participation and contribution in the learning process.
We recommend the students to come prepared (having read identified readings, journal articles etc.) and that the students must contribute to presentations, seminars, group work etc.
Resources:
- Library
- Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Based on the available theory and experience lecturers and students will be working together in exploring a range of related challenges and alternative solutions.

Open to

Executive Master of Business Administration

Course assessment

The course will follow the UiS EVUs established student evaluation procedures.

Literature

Cawsey, T.F., Deszca, G. and Ingols, C. (2015). Organizational Change: an action-oriented toolkit. London: Sage.
Recommended additional reading:
Oreg, S., Michel, A. and By, R.T. (Eds.) (2013). The Psychology of Organizational Change: Viewing Change from the Employee's Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Harvard Business Review Press (2011). HBR's 10 must reads on change. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.
Relevant journal articles.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 20.11.2019

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