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2017/2018  MA-MMBFO1601U  Change Management

English Title
Change Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 2 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Full-Time MBA
Course coordinator
  • Birthe Larsen - Department of Economics (ECON)
Main academic disciplines
  • Project and change management
Last updated on 27-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • To be aware of and understand the key concepts and issues that affect the management of change
  • To be able to critically evaluate the practical utility of particular concepts and theories of change management
  • To be able to synthesize concepts and theories and develop realistic and well supported arguments about how change can be managed effectively.
Change Management:
Exam ECTS 2
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 3 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Aids Open book: all written and electronic aids, including internet access
Make-up exam/re-exam Home assignment - written product
Size of written product: Max. 10 pages
Assignment type: Written assignment
Duration: Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Course content and structure

This course examines theories of change and development as they apply to organisations, groups and individuals and explores the way in which different theoretical perspectives on change are reflected in the range of approaches that can be applied to the diagnosis and solving of problems in organizations.


Attention is given to the critical issues that need to be considered when developing and implementing a plan for change, such as organisational politics, stakeholder management, strategic leadership, communication, motivating others to change, maintaining control during the change process, and choice and sequencing of interventions. Students will consider how change management can impact the well- being of employees and how change can be managed in a socially responsible way that addresses the concerns of external as well as internal stakeholders.

Teaching methods
The seminar will combine lectures, discussions, group work and case presentations.

The seminar approach will draw on, examine and challenge your existing assumptions and ideas about change management before introducing relevant concepts and theories.
Feedback during the teaching period
Peer-to-peer feedback facilitated by the teacher
Student workload
Teaching 30 hours
Preparation 30 hours
Last updated on 27-06-2017