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Change Management

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:4.00
Study Course Accepted:10.03.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:SBUEK_054LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:3.00ECTS:4.50
Branch of Science:Management; Business ManagementTarget Audience:Business Management
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Ieva Kalve
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of International Business and Economics
The Head of Structural Unit:Romāns Putāns
Contacts:Riga, 16 Dzirciema Street, C block, Room 2 D, sbekatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67409184
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (count)6Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes12
Total Contact Hours28
Part-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)4Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures8
Classes (count)5Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes10
Total Contact Hours18
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Organisational management.
Objective:
To acquaint students with the nature of change management, key theories and development trends. To familiarise themselves and analyse the experience accumulated in Europe and Latvia, raise awareness of business processes in terms of change management.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Nature and trends of change: in the world, Europe and Latvia.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
2An individual and organisation in change.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
3Problems and approaches to solving them.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Basics of system thinking.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Terminology: stakeholders, learning organisation, organisational well-being, etc.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
6Impact of the internal and external environment. Their identification, proactivity, prevention.Lectures1.00auditorium
7Change management: conceptual recommendations and models.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
8The role of a manager/ leader in change.Lectures1.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Nature and trends of change: in the world, Europe and Latvia.Lectures0.50auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
2An individual and organisation in change.Lectures0.50auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
3Problems and approaches to solving them.Lectures0.50auditorium
4Basics of system thinking.Lectures0.50auditorium
5Terminology: stakeholders, learning organisation, organisational well-being, etc.Lectures0.50auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
6Impact of the internal and external environment. Their identification, proactivity, prevention.Lectures0.50auditorium
7Change management: conceptual recommendations and models.Lectures0.50auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
8The role of a manager/ leader in change.Lectures0.50auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Participation in lectures and seminars, independent individual and group work outside lectures according to the teaching staff's tasks: reading, preparing presentations, preparing for an exam: drafting a report or preparing for a multiple-choice test. Each student independently chooses the most convenient exam form (report or multiple-choice test). Detailed information on each of the tasks to be performed will be provided in the 1st lecture and in the handouts available on e-studies.
Assessment Criteria:
Cumulative grade and exam. Components and proportions of the final assessment: attendance – 5%; activity in seminars, teamwork and readings – 30%; presentations – 35%; exam (online multiple-choice test or a written report) – 30%. Detailed information on each of the tasks to be performed will be provided in the 1st lecture and in the handouts available on e-studies.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam (Written)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students will have learned terminology and read the required literature (both books and current articles), understand the ongoing processes, and the nature and current issues of change management; they will be able to use the acquired knowledge creatively and in accordance with the situation.
Skills:Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to the needs of the organisation and situation, will be ready to conduct Political, Economic, Socio-Cultural and Technological (PEST) and Threats, Opportunities, Weaknesses and Strengths (TOWS) analysis.
Competencies:Understand, plan and guide changes in organisations.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Miller, D., & Proctor, A. (2016). Enterprise Change Management : How to Prepare Your Organization for Continuous Change. London, United Kingdom: Kogan Page.
2Stanford, J. (2016). Breaking the Cycle of Failed Change Management. Alexandria, VA: Association For Talent Development.
3Kalve I., Apseglot pārmaiņu vējus. - Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2008. - 103.lpp.
4Ešenvalde, Inese. Pārmaiņu vadība. - Rīga : Jāņa Rozes apgāds, 2007. - 264 lpp.
Additional Reading
1Carnall Colin A. Managing Change in Organizations.- 4th ed. or later, Pearson Education Limited, 2003.g. - 221 P.
2Parry, W. (2015). Big Change, Best Path : Successfully Managing Organizational Change with Wisdom, Analytics and Insight. London: Kogan Page.
3Vine, N. (2016). How Can We Make This Happen? : Successful Change Through Incentives and Trust. Seaford: Trenchant Books.
4Rideštrole J., Nūrdstrems Č.A. Aizraujošais bizness, Rīga:SIA “Baltijas vadības konferences”, 2002.
5Mintzberg H., Ahlstrad B., Lampel J., Strategy Safari, a Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management, London: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Other Information Sources
1Hitchins D. Putting Systems to Work. Available from: http://www.ap233.org/ap233-public-information/reference/BOO…
2Ossimitz G. The Development Of Systems Thinking Skills Using System Dynamics Modeling Tools. Available from: http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/users/gossimit/sdyn/gdm_eng.htm
3Harvard Business Review. Available from: www.hbr.org
4Dienas Bizness. Pieejams no: www.db.lv