Managing Innovation and Organisational Change

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Managing Innovation and Organisational Change

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MGMT1001, MGMT1002

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course examines the role of innovation in the management of organisations. It explores, in more detail, the role of creativity and the nature and processes of organisational change. It focuses on technological, administrative and process innovation as well as on contemporary techniques and procedures used to understand, initiate, plan and implement change.
    The course is shaped by concerns over the need to combine consistent structures for predictable and efficient operations and personnel employment with flexibility and timely adaptability to respond to the environment. It adopts a critical perspective and uses a multi-disciplinary framework drawing on several areas as they contribute to the theory and practice of innovation and change.
    Topics include:
    ? Features of organisation design
    ? Types and phases of change
    ? Nonlinear dynamics
    ? Managerial and organisational cognition
    ? Interpretative systems and sense-making
    ? Culture and intervention for change
    ? Organisational development
    ? Techniques for process change
    ? The role of entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership and managerialism
    ? Change agency
    Case studies and exercises are used to explore central issues

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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