Systems for Change - MBAX6274

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: AGSM MBA Programs

Course Outline: AGSM Website

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Pre-requisite MNGT6271 or MBAX6271 and enrolment in program 5950, 7315, 8355, 8616, 8625

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course examines how you can initiate and sustain change in yourself and your organisation and teaches you the skills to support both processes. The focus is on organisational change in complex and turbulent environments. The course adopts a systems perspective on change. You will understand the nature of open systems and how to analyse and utilise them as a means to introduce and sustain change. The course requires you to complete a research project, involving a systemic needs analysis within an organisation and the development of an implementation strategy.
  • Implement change Study and reflect on outcomes Design new interventions Continually assess the effectiveness of your actions The aim is to become competent in using an open-systems model to understand how organisations function.
  • You will learn to analyse the extent to which systems enable and motivate sustainable change.
  • About one-third of the course is devoted to applying skills to a current, action research project at your workplace.

Prerequisites: MBAX6271/MNGT6271 Approaches to Change

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