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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Organisational Culture and Change
Module Code SG502
School 79
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Margaret Farren
Semester 2: Margaret Farren
Autumn: Margaret Farren
Module TeacherNo Teacher Assigned
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

Students will explore the nature and complexity of organisations and how organisations adapt and react to planned and unplanned change. You will consider specific features of organisations, including culture, politics and change processes. You will engage with change management used by organisations to introduce and manage change processes. Approaches to innovation and eLearning will be discussed. The module approach will center on questioning, discussion, enquiry, group work and presentations.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understanding organisation and the challenge of metaphor
2. The machine and the rise of bureaucracy
3. Organisations as living organisms
4. Organisations as brains -
5. Organisations as political systems

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

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
Written ExamThe assessment is a written piece.100%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

  • Seely Brown, Duguid, P: 2017, The Social Life of Information, Harvard Business Review Press,
  • Schein, E.: 2018, Humble Leadership, Berrett-Koehler Publishers;,
  • Schein, E.: 2016, Organisational Culture and Leadership, Wiley,
  • Cameron, E., Green, M.: 2019, Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change, Kogan Page,
  • Feldmann, D.: 2016, Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change, Wiley,
  • Laszlo, C.: 2016, Flourishing enterprise : the new spirit of business, Stanford Business Book,
  • Metallo, C.: 2021, Digital transformation and human behavior : innovation for people and organisations, Springer,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MEMEMSc in Ed. & Training Mgt (eLearning)
MEMLMSc in Ed. & Training Mgt (Leadership)

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