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Module Title
Managing In Changing Organisations

Management, Change, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Culture

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedAugust 2016
ApprovedSeptember 2016
Version No.1

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Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To provide students with an understanding of the range of issues facing managers, including the change agenda, in the contemporary business context.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Identify and evaluate the range of issues which provide the context for contemporary management.
2. Understand and evaluate the roles and responsibilities of managers in modern organisations.
3. Understand and assess the key issues relating to change in organisations.

Indicative Module Content

Strategic HRM
The Business Context & the Drivers of Change
Organisational Culture and Climate
Leading Teams
Power and Politics
Involvement, Engagement and Resistance
Approaches and Models for Managing through Change
Coaching and Mentoring
Ethics and CSR

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time
Lectures, tutorials

Directed Study



Private Study



Mode of Delivery

Lectures & tutorial workshops

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3


Indicative Bibliography

1.BURNES, B., 2014. Managing change. 6th ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.
2.FOOT, M., and HOOK, C., 2008. Introducing human resource management. 5th ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall
3.GRIEVES, J., 2010. Organisational change: themes and issues. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
4.MULLINS, L., J., 2010. Management and organisational behaviour. 9th ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.
5.REDMAN, T., and WILKINSON, A., 2009. Contemporary human resource management: text and cases. 3rd ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.

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