Organisational Change and Development MSc
Approximately 60 applications were received for entry in 2010/11, and 15 students enrolled on the course.
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Economic crises, structural adjustments, competition, technical innovation, public, private and NGO sector reforms and other drivers all require organisations in developing and transitional economies to change and develop on an ongoing basis. As a result, there is a growing need for staff who both understand and can contribute to organisational change and development initiatives and activities. This MSc programme aims to meet that need.The programme's aim is to turn participants into more effective `agents of organisational change and development', by providing them with new analytical capacities, skills and knowledge. By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
- understand the basis and processes of organisational change and development;
- contribute to the effective diagnosis, planning, management and implementation of organisational change and development;
- engage in chosen specialist processes of organisational change and development;
- synthesise new and existing knowledge by undertaking academic or specialist organisational change and development research.
Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Chris Rees (Programme Director) | Tel:+44(0)161 275 0806 | Email: Chris.Rees@manchester.ac.uk
An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is included in the programme fee. In addition, participants may undertake research visits to organisations applying information systems in practice in the UK. Fieldcourses may be scheduled at any point during the twelve-month period of the degree programme and this may include during University vacations. Successful applicants are expected to be available to attend.
Countries to be visited may change their immigration and visa regulations at short notice. IDPM cannot guarantee that where visas are required for the field course, they will be granted. IDPM will ensure that, in the unlikely event this occurs, affected students are not academically disadvantaged.
Core programme course units include:
- Organisational Behaviour
- Organisational Change Strategies
- Organisation Development
- Characteristics and Skills in Development Practice
Optional course units typically include:
- Development Practice: International Contexts & Worlds of Action
- Human Resource Development Strategy
- Human Resource Practice 1
- Human Resource Practice 2
- Information Technologies and Human Resources
- International Management
- Introducing Information Systems in Organisations
- Planning & Managing Development
- Private Sector Management for Development
- Public Sector Reform and Management
- Managing Quality in Development
- Learning, Training & Development
- Gender & Development