Change Management (DLMBCM)

Module Title: Change Management

Module No.:


Semester / Term:



1 Semester

Module Type(s):

Pflicht, Wahlpflicht

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Regularly offered in:


Workload: 150 h

Credit Points: 5

Admission Requirements:


Language of Instruction:


Contributing Courses to Module:


Self-study: 110 h
Self-examination: 20 h
Tutorials: 20 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:

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Recognize common features of organizational change and anticipate some of the standard difficulties encountered when an organization engages in change processes.
  • Explain the importance of organizational change.
  • Develop a conceptual framework for planned and improvised organizational change, and differentiate between anticipated, emergent, and opportunity-based change.
  • Utilize and redesign formal organizational structures to facilitate change processes.
  • Recognize the role of informal organizational structures and identify key stakeholders to promote change processes.
  • Analyze the social networks that exist within an organization, map independencies and motives/interests, and plan how to distribute information and redesign work flows.
  • Differentiate between groups of stakeholders and identify the most suitable strategy to adopt with each group.
  • Recognize the role of the change leader as a political broker and build social capital through informal methods.
  • Utilize stories and symbols when communicating with others in an organization to maximize leverage as a cultural change leader.
  • Draw on empirical evidence to plan and implement change processes in an organization.

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%)