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MGMT71-311: Managing Strategic Change


A ubiquitous challenge in organisational life is how to effectively initiate, implement and sustain desired change. Although organisations continue to expend staggering amounts of time and resources on change initiatives, the majority of such efforts do not achieve their intended outcomes. In this subject, students will explore the underlying reasons for these failures to examine the fundamental nature of change and the challenges that change agents at different organisational levels face as they plan and execute change. Since organisations consist of people, students begin with an examination of individual change to explore fundamental concepts before extending and expanding their scope to consider change at the organisational level. Students will have the opportunity to apply and test their understanding of change management principles through readings, case study discussions, exercises, role plays and individual and group projects.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,170
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,300

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the drivers of organisational change, the process of planned change and the nature and typical outcomes of organisational change in detail. 2. Explain the importance of organisational culture and design to implementing and sustaining strategic change. 3. Critically analyse the key elements of an organisation and its external environment. 4. Assess the competitive positioning of an organisation, considering both external and internal factors in depth. 5. Apply appropriate analytical tools, systems thinking and creative problem-solving to design an organisational strategy or major change intervention. 6. Demonstrate an advanced ability to work effectively with others to complete a strategic change plan and presentation. 7. Articulate ideas, decisions, recommendations and other information in a clear, concise, professionally written strategic change plan. 8. Deliver a clear, concise well-organised persuasive presentation advocating for the implementation of your strategic change plan using suitable visual aids.

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Students must have completed 40 credit points prior to enrolling.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start23/05/2022
Cancellation 1?06/06/2022
Cancellation 2?10/06/2022
Last enrolment04/06/2022
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?07/07/2022
Teaching census?19/06/2022