Official course description, subject to change:
Basic info last published 1/10-20

Organisational Change (Summer University)

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
KBORCHA2KU
Participants max:
60
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered to exchange students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
no
Programme
Level:
MSc. Master
Programme:
MSc in Digital Innovation & Management
Staff
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2021
Period
Summer 2020
Start
6 July 2020
End
7 August 2020
Exam
Abstract
The goal of the course is to enable students to understand the interplay between IT and organizational change, and understand strategies for managing organizational change processes.
Description

The aim of this course is to give the student an overview of organizational theory and different approaches to organizational change. Organizational theory covers organizational structure, decision-making, institutional and systems theory, as well as organizational culture and the role of leadership and management. Organizational change covers approaches such as business process reengineering, commanding, metrics-driven and production-focused change as well as more critical and reflective approaches such as employee-driven change, learning-driven change, exploration, transformational change, change as emergent, and socialization as change. Furthermore, optional or voluntary change and the mechanisms influencing diffusion and adoption of IT will be covered. 
Students will learn how to apply an appropriate organizational change approach within the context and situation in an organization. The course can be based on cases from public and private organizations, global and local.

Formal prerequisites
Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Account for different theories of organisational change, change management, and organisational culture
  • Explain the relationship between change management and digital technologies
  • Apply theories to understand and explain organisational change
  • Reflect on the role of digital technology in organisational change
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
C1G: Submission of written work for groups