Change Management (MBCM)

Module Title: Change Management

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Semester / Term:



1 Semester

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Regularly offered in:


Workload: 150 h

Credit Points: 5

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Contributing Courses to Module:


Self-study: 75 h
Self-examination: 30 h
Tutorials: 45 h

Course Coordinator(s) / Tutor(s):

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Module Director:

Prof. Dr. Holger Sommerfeldt

References to Other Programs:

• Master of Business Administration (MBA-60/90)
• Master Leadership and Management (MLM-60)

References to Other Modules in the Program:

• Managing in a Global Economy
• Strategic Management
• Leadership
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Qualification and Educational Objectives of the Module:

Students will develop a conceptual framework for changing organizations that integrates theory and practice. They will be introduced to a globally valid framework with international applications and case studies. Students will acquire basic skills in identifying principles of organization design and learn how to evaluate change management processes from different interdependent perspectives, i.e. structure, politics, and culture. Upon completion of this course, students will have built a repertoire of strategies and tactics to increase their effectiveness in change management—as a middle manager, a senior executive, an entrepreneur, or a consultant.

Course Content of the Module:

• The context and meaning of change
• The change process
• Perspectives for understanding change
• Implementing change

Teaching Methods:

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Percentage of the Module Grade Relative to the Final Grade for the Program:


Prerequisites to Qualify for Assessment:


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Written assessment: Case study (100%)