Core Module Information
Module title: Organisational Change and Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11118
Module leader: Magdalena Gilek
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


Description of module content:

This module focuses on the behaviour of people at work by placing an emphasis on understanding the vital importance of managing change and culture. It covers two broad areas, namely:
1. Organisational Behaviour: attitudes; perception; motivation; groups and teams; leadership; management of transformational change; power, politics and conflict; and
2. Managerial Process and Skills: activities designed to develop skills relating to the management of people, including corporate social responsibility
By the end of the module you will have developed an appreciation of the dynamics of working organisations in a rapidly evolving business environment by planning and carrying forward system-wide change programmes.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply organisational behaviour theory to the business context.
LO2: Critically analyse the factors influencing individual behaviour in organisations.
LO3: Evaluate the nature, role and tasks of people management; identify effective management practice and skills.
LO4: Identify and analyse trends in transformational change management in organisations.
LO5: Demonstrate through analysis and synthesis a robust understanding of International Leadership and management theories and concepts

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Magdalena Gilek
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The teaching style and mix of activities will encourage you to develop managerial skills of working in groups, communication, information retrieval and analysis, and critical thinking. Information retrieval skills are developed through the research undertaken in preparing for tutorial discussions and completing the coursework essay. Scholarship skills are supported through applying the appropriate writing style, referencing and the synthesis of information from a variety of sources.

Research skills are developed in the preparation of materials for the tutorials where you are required to source, analyse and present information in relation to the organisation being examined through case studies. This is reinforced through the summative assessment which will draw on your information retrieval, analysis and presentational skills.

Additional materials for the module will be available through the VLE, thereby enabling you to format these in a style that best matches your needs. Where additional special needs support is required this will be organised on an individual basis.

Internationalisation is supported by reference to international examples and case studies of international organisations. Class discussion will draw on the international perspectives presented by the diverse student body.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided in tutorials, particularly in relation to the discussion and analysis of case studies.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment takes the form of: 1) an essay, which draws together the learning that has taken place throughout the module and requires you to undertake research to support your arguments; and 2) a coursework with 2 questions This assessment aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the leadership and change management theory, and enable you to apply theory to examples of their choice either from your own experience or from other academic sources (LOs 1,2,3,4,5). Clear guidance will be given in terms of structure and marking criteria.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 174
Face To Face CL_TST 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Essay 50 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Organisational Change and Management