BMGT30100 Leadership and Change Management

Academic Year 2022/2023

Course Overview.

Change affects all types of organizations within the public or private sectors while forces for change continue to grow and the pace of change is accelerating at an ever-increasing rate. Within this context this module is designed to introduce participants to the theories and practice of leading and managing change in contemporary organisations. It explores the hard (structure and strategy) and soft (people) issues of leading change which organizations need to understand in order to develop flexibility and adaptability in the face of an increasingly unpredictable environment.

The focus in the module is on responsible business as a core principle underwriting change management concepts with a particular emphasis on the importance of an ethical approach to the leadership of change . These principles of both Responsible Business and Ethical leadership underwrite many organisational issues such as communication with stakeholders, power and politics , learning and motivation as some of the many variables that make up the world of organisational life.

The module draws on past and current research identifying critical issues and debates around competing theories and accounts of change practice. Participants tend to come from a wide range of international cultural and educational backgrounds which is highly facilitative of the global perspective of the change environment.


Methods include slide supported lectures, video, and various types of discussion forums

Group work projects and Individual Assignments.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Critically appraise the key theoretical perspectives on organisational change.
2. Highlight the different types of change in organisational/social systems with a particular focus on the debate between planned and incremental/open-ended change;
3. Have acquired an ability to select diagnostic models/frameworks that might be used in various business settings/context to systematically diagnose organisational problems;
4. Identify the critical attributes of leaders and their key role during change.
5. Identify the range of change interventions or technologies available to managers in tackling diagnosed problems.
6. Identify the various issues and problems associated with the successful implementation of change
7. Recognise how organisations can learn from a programme of change so that adaptability and self-renewal become institutionalised.
8. Evaluate the forces which contribute to organisational change.
9. Assess the extent to which the theory informs / connects with their experience of change.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures and Active Based Learning alongside reflective learning to help students integrate the material.

Students will engage in group work and follow through critical writing in their group assignments. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Group Project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Individual work on associated assignment. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

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