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Course title Organisational Change and Consultancy
Course code EBC4047
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 4-9-2017 27-10-2017 X/E X/E
Level Advanced
Coordinator Hannes Günter
For more information: h.guenter@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
You will learn about different mechanisms that cause organisations to change. We also deal with the effects of change and the role that consultants can and cannot play in the change process.
Description
This course aims at furthering students’ understanding of the development of organisations over time and how this development may or may not be influenced or even ‘managed'. The course consists of two parts. First, we look at change ‘from the outside in’. A broad overview is provided of the theoretical and empirical literature on the nature of organisational change and the processes involved. In the second part of the course, we take an "inside look" at the change process and study Organisational interventions by management consultants. We study the consultancy industry, learn to differentiate among types of consultants, and assess the challenges that consultants and clients face.

Note:
Next to participation and written exam, FACILITATION is also assessed. Tutorial groups (seminars) are the primary teaching methods.
Literature
journal articles
book chapters
Prerequisites
Standard Organisation Theory as in, for instance, Daft (2010): Organisation Theory and Design
Courses and workload are very demanding for all IB Master courses. Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree in business. Exchange students need to major in organisation in their Master.
An advanced level of English.
Teaching methods Presentation / Lecture / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research IB Electives
Master Business Research Track OR IB Electives
Master Human Decision Science Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Accountancy Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Controlling Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Entrepreneurship and SME Management Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy Compulsory Courses
Master International Business Specialisation Strategic Corporate Finance Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Strategy and Innovation Electives
Master International Business Specialisation Sustainable Finance Electives
Master Management of Learning Compulsory Courses
SBE Exchange Master Master Exchange Courses
SBE Non Degree Courses Master Courses