Official course description:
Full info last published 23/11-20

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 2021
Start
12 July 2021
End
27 August 2021
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
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
Course literature

The course literature is published in the course page in LearnIT.

Ordinary exam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
C1G: Submission of written work for groups
Exam submisson description:
Written group work of 18-22 pages based on cases given by course manager.
Group submission:
Group
  • 2-3 students per group



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