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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title People and Change
Module Code HR5019
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Sinead Creane
Semester 2: Sinead Creane
Autumn: Sinead Creane
Module TeachersPaul Davis
Sinead Creane
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

To provide students with a deep strategic understanding of the change agenda and challenges in the contemporary business context. The module's learning environment will enable students to reflect on, explore and analyse best practice theories, models and approaches in leading people through change.

Learning Outcomes

1. Fully understand the key theoretical aspects of organisational change in a dynamic environment and the application of these theories in practical scenarios
2. Assess the critical success factors and key issues relating to change in organisations
3. Understand the roles of organisational culture, leadership, and organisation processes and dynamics in leading change.
4. Formulate change management strategies and activities to support organisation design and realignment outcomes.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Independent Study101No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Group assignment1. In groups of 5 to answer questions on a case study (fictional) regarding a merger which was neither well planned nor well managed. (Rubric to be developed) Groups to assune role of a leader appointed to address the fallout of the poorly managed change and how to remedy. Ref to theories, case studies etc30%n/a
Essay2. An individual written reflection on the change management tool/theory which you consider has the most relevance in the current VUCA business climate. Consider how it could have added value to a org change you experienced or who you might apply it to a current change process. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this model…....support with ref to contemporary articles etc…..50%n/a
Assignment3. An individual oral presentation (recorded and submitted on Loop Max three minutes regarding the significance of communications in the change management process What are the key aspects of a comms plan What are the critical success factors Possible Pitfalls etc20%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MSBMMSc in Management (Business)
    MSSMMSc in Management (Strategy)

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