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Course title Organisational Change and Consultancy
Course code EBC4047
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 5-9-2022 14-10-2022 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Hannes Günter
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Language of instruction English
You will learn about different mechanisms that cause organisations to change. We also deal with the effects of change and the role that management consultants can and cannot play in the change process.
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 be "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 study organisational interventions by management consultants. We study the consultancy industry, learn to differentiate among types of management consultants, and assess the challenges that consultants and clients face.
Academic articles from top-tier journals, such as, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science.
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 (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Participation / Written Exam / Assignment / Presentation
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 - No specialisation Year 1 Disc - IB Org: Mgmt, Change and Consultancy
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Elective Course(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 2 Elective Course(s)
Master Human Decision Science Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy Compulsory Course(s)
Master Learning and Development in Organisations Compulsory Course(s)
SBE Exchange Master Master Exchange Courses
SBE Non Degree Courses Master Courses