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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
No such Code for pgprog: N5K407
No such Code for pgprog: N5K507
No such Code for pgprog: N2K507
No such Code for pgprog: N1N107
No such Code for pgprog: N6K207
No such Code for pgprog: N2K307
No such Code for pgprog: N5K107

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI49Q15: Sustaining Change in Organisations (MA) (TAUGHT)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to N5K407
Tied to N5K507
Tied to N2K507
Tied to N1N107
Tied to N6K207
Tied to N2K307
Tied to N5K107

Prerequisites

  • None

Corequisites

  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • Sustaining Change in Organisations (MA) (Online)

Aims

  • The aims of the module are to enable students to: 
  • critically evaluate the theories of change and how they apply in different contexts; 
  • recognise and diagnose the need for change using appropriate models; 
  • shape implementation strategies using appropriate techniques; 
  • be critically aware of techniques for sustaining change interventions; 
  • effectively lead people during change

Content

  • The Nature of change
  • Recognising and diagnosing the need for change
  • Shaping intervention strategies
  • Change Leadership
  • Sustaining change

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • On completion of the module students should have:
  • an advanced understanding of the theories of change and how they apply in different contexts
  • a critical appreciation of the key concepts of sustaining change in different organizations.
  • a critical appreciation of how to identify, implement and measure change.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • By the end of the module, students should be able to:
  • recognise and diagnose the need for change using appropriate models.
  • shape implementation strategies using appropriate specialist techniques.
  • apply techniques for sustaining change interventions.
  • lead people during change interventions.
Key Skills:
  • Effective written communication skills 
  • Planning, organising and time-management skills 
  • Problem solving and analytical skills 
  • Ability to use initiative 
  • Advanced skills in the interpretation of data 
  • Advanced computer-literacy skills

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of taught input, group work and case studies and discussion, supported by guided reading and specially-written self-study material. 
  • The summative assessment of the module, by assignment, is designed to test the acquisition and articulation of knowledge, critical understanding and skills of application and interpretation within the business context.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops (a combination of taught input, group work, case studies and discussion), timetabled in blocks 24
Preparation and reading 126
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Individual written report based on an analysis of an organization 3,000 words 100% Same

Formative Assessment:

Online group project.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University