International

Change Management(E)

level of course unit

first cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be
able to:
· Study how environmental events affect
organizations and drive the need for continuous
change
· Analyze change at the individual, group, and
systemic levels
· Contrast planned and unplanned change
· Evaluate and apply integrative models for
assessing, diagnosing, and implementing the need
for change
· Identify the role of leaders and managers, change
agents, and change recipients in various stages of
organizational change
· Comprehend the complexity of change within
organizational cultures and systems

prerequisites and co-requisites

basic knowledge in strategic management

course contents

· The nature of change
· Eight steps to successful change
· Change management and organizational structure
· Change strategies
· Change resistance
· Effective communication
· Effective leadership

recommended or required reading

- Kotter (1996): Leading Change, Harvard Business
School Press
- Linstead et al. (2009): Management and
Organization: A Critical Text, Palgrave
- Palmer et al. (2009): Managing Organizational
Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach,
McGraw-Hill
- Bridges (2009): Managing Transitions: Making the
Most of Change, Da Capo Press

assessment methods and criteria

presentations, final exam

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

3

planned learning activities and teaching methods

presentations, open class discussions, team work,
individual team coachings, readings

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

1

name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Christian Vohradsky

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

none

course unit code

IP_WS

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Optional

work placement(s)

not applicable

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