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LUBS5386M Organizational Development and Change

15 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Chia-Huei Wu

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective


The aim of this module is to examine theories of change and development as they apply to organisations, groups and individuals. It examines different theoretical perspectives and approaches that can be applied to facilitate change in organisations.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically assess:
- major concepts, theories, frameworks and tools for facilitating change in organisations
- potential negative human costs of change and ways in which to minimise these costs
- methodological issues, concepts and theories about leading change in organisations

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:

Subject specific skills
- evaluate and debate theories and received opinion on organisational development and change
- apply theories, concepts and frameworks to facilitate organisational change
- formulate plans to initiate and facilitate organisational change

Transferable skills
- synthesise ideas and develop models to facilitate understanding, planning and action


The module covers core topics within the discipline of change management, including: organizational change process; stakeholder management; reactions to organizational change; motivating others to change; leadership and organizational change; employee-led change.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours10.00
Private study hours115.00
Total Contact hours25.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Reading and preparation for lectures, seminars and the examination (to include a mix of independent online learning and private study):
- 3 hours reading per lecture (3x10=30)
- 3 hours reading/practical preparation per seminar (3x10=30)
- 55 hours for examination revision.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Module tutors will offer students formative feedback on group activities and exercises undertaken in seminars.
- Students will also be encouraged to write case analysis plans during activities in seminars in preparation for the examination, on which feedback will be provided in the classes.
- Summative feedback will take the form of a final examination grade.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 words coursework

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 08/10/2021 15:23:41


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