Module Code: H8MGC
Long Title Management of Change
Title Management of Change
Module Level: LEVEL 8
EQF Level: 6
EHEA Level: First Cycle
Credits: 5
Module Coordinator: RON ELLIOTT
Departments: School of Business
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Select and use appropriate Change Management concepts, strategies, processes, tools and techniques to improve organisational and departmental effectiveness
LO2 Develop a critical stance on the issues that contribute to the resistance to change in an organisational context
LO3 Facilitate change management initiatives in a range of organisational settings.
LO4 Implement a range of change management principles and develop ethical leadership skills that will enhance themselves and the organisations they operate in
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements  

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The context and meaning of change (10%):
• International context of change • Globalization and change • Demographics and change • Work patterns and change
Organisations and their changing environments (10%)
• Triggers of change (i.e. Disruptive Technology, Big Data and Digital Transformation) • Organisational response to change
The nature of organisational change (20%)
• Types of change • Predictable change • Diagnosing change situations
Organisational structure and change (20%)
• What is organisational structure • Influences of structure • Organisational structure and change
Organisational culture and change (10%)
• Informal organisation • Meaning of culture • The source of organisational culture • Changing organisational culture to bring about change
The politics of change (10%)
• Organisational politics • Power in organisations • Politics , power and conflict Ethics
Leadership of change (20%)
• Management and Leadership • Approaches to leadership • Leadership in times of change
Assessment Breakdown%


Part Time

Assessment Type: Assignment % of total: 40
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Students will be required to produce a written project of 2,500 to 3,000 words (+/-10%) that will test their knowledge of issues involved in the management of change and their understanding of how barriers and resistance can be overcome. Students will indicate how change may be implemented and demonstrate how they can initiate, participate in or react to change. They will be offered a choice of three project topics from which they can select the one which is most relevant to their own business or working environment.
Assessment Type: Project % of total: 60
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
To reflect the integration of learning inherent in a level 8 programme, an integrative assessment ranging across the three modules has been introduced in the programme. This takes the form of a case study or research project which requires learners to demonstrate their ability to develop cross-disciplinary solutions to the problems raised in the case study or research project. Learners will be marked on their integrative abilities and demonstration of subject specific knowledge (LO1 – LO4). This piece of work constitutes part of the continuous assessment component of the following three modules: 1. Management of Change 2. Business Systems Analysis 3. Communication Dynamics
No End of Module Assessment
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat failed items
The student must repeat any item failed
Reassessment Description
Students must pass all components of assessment on the module; a component fail leads to a component repeat. The repeat assessment strategy requires students to complete an assignment to ensure that they have met the minimum learning outcomes. Learners may build on prior work from the assessments.

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 21 Per Semester 1.75
Independent Learning Independent Learning 104 Per Semester 8.67
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.75

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Esther Cameron,Mike Green. (2015), Making Sense of Change Management, 4th Edition. Kogan Page Limited, London, p.450, [ISBN: 978-0-7494-7258-0].
  • Mark Hughes. (2010), Managing Change, 2nd Edition. McGraw-Hill Education, London, p.366, [ISBN: 978-1-84398-2418].
  • Constantine Andriopoulos,Patrick Dawson. (2009), Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation, 2nd Edition. SAGE, London, p.374, [ISBN: 978-1-4129-4852-4].
  • John Hayes. (2010), The Theory and Practice of Change Management, 3rd Edition. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, p.496, [ISBN: 978-0-230-21069-1].
  • Cummings, T., Worley, C., Donovan, P.. (2020), Organisational Development and Change, 2nd Edition. Cengage EMEA.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kotter, J.. (2012), Leading Change, 2nd Edition. Harvard Press, Boston, [ISBN: 978-1-422-18642-5].
  • Bernard Burnes. (2014), Managing Change, 6th Edition. Pearson, Harlow, p.656, [ISBN: 978-0-273-77896-7].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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