Leadership and Change Management - BUSN9122

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Manjusha Hirekhan checkmark-circle


This module will utilise domestic and international companies to shed light on change management issues, and models of change and therefore allows students to gain understanding of leadership and change in organisations and subjects covered will typically include:
• Understanding change management.
• The role of change agents including management consultants.
• Examine the core issues involved in leading change.
• Organisations and key stakeholders to deliver change and organisational success.
• Contemporary issues in change management.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 24
Private study hours: 126
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Group Presentation (30%)
Individual Written Report (2000 words) (70%)

Indicative reading

Burnes, B. (2014) Managing Change, (6th Edn.), Harlow: Pearson.
Shaw, P. (2002) Changing Conversations in Organizations: A Complexity Approach to Change. London: Routledge.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate advanced understanding of principles, concepts, and methods of change management in organisations; the change management process and change planning.
2 Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate the role of a leader in change management.
3 Critically evaluate change management plans in different business environments.
4 Critically evaluate contemporary issues in managing and leading change.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Critically apply analytical frameworks to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations and environments.
2 Effectively apply analytical models to demonstrate problem solving skills and originality in tackling and solving problems.
3 Demonstrate an ability to work pro-actively with others to formulate solutions.
4 Effectively communicate their conclusions, and the thinking underlying them.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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