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Learn how to lead organisations through change.

Aggressive competition, shorter product life cycles and more demanding customers contribute to today’s rapidly changing business landscape.

On our online Managing Change course, you’ll learn how successful businesses adapt to change, and thrive.

  • Examine change from an organisational perspective.
  • Evaluate how you, personally, respond to change.
  • Learn how change can create opportunities for growth, adaptation and creativity.

Access this focused part of our MBA on an online course you can fit around full-time work.

You can use the credits you earn on this course towards our online MBA (Global).

What will I study?

On this online short course, you’ll study the context and dynamics of change.

You’ll also:

  • explore the differing interpretations of change, and reactions to it
  • learn why and how there may be resistance to change
  • develop practical actions you can apply to facilitate and lead change.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to…

  • Explain the main theoretical perspectives on organisational change and their implications for managing change.
  • Apply a range of approaches, models and tools for analysing, planning, and implementing change.
  • Improve organisational and individual effectiveness.
  • Analyse the roles of managers and change agents in managing change. 
  • Recognise the importance of leading change and why transformation efforts often fail.
  • Describe the nature of resistance to change and approaches to overcoming it.
  • Communicate the need to institutionalise successful change.

How will I study?

Managing Change is an eight-week short course, delivered 100% online. You can study with us anywhere in the world and manage your study hours to suit you.

Course materials are carefully planned and structured. You’ll have unlimited access to our custom-built study platform, designed for ease of use and communication. Also available as an app, you can study on computer, smartphone and tablet 24/7.

Tuition is one-to-one and unlimited, which means your tutor will respond to any questions and provide feedback on your coursework within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including:

  • videos
  • projects
  • online one-to-one tutorials
  • reading materials
  • the online resources of our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library
  • discussion boards with colleagues and tutors.

Your tutors

This course is taught at Masters level by experienced academics and researchers from the University of Aberdeen’s Business School.

Assessment

This course is assessed entirely online via:

  • a project in implementing change (60% of your final grade)
  • a reflective review in the form of a 1,000-word essay (40% of your final grade).

Your course coordinator

Where will this take me?

Towards your MBA

You’ll earn 15 credits at Masters level (SCQF Level 11) with this course. You can use these credits towards our:

MBA (Global)

  • The only 100% online MBA from an ancient UK university.
  • Tailored to your career and research goals.
  • Develops key skills in leadership, innovation, change management, strategy development, sales and marketing.

Further short courses

We have a range of online Business short courses you can use to build your skills.

Most carry credits you can build up into postgraduate qualifications, including Masters degrees:

Careers

Your employer or professional institute may recognise this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Talk to your employer or institute to find out more.

Free careers advice

We’ll help you explore your career potential and connect with job opportunities around the world.

You can access our free careers service while you study.

From interview training to CV clinics, we’re here with tailored, impartial and professional advice.

Am I ready?

This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you.

The course is delivered at Masters level. At this level, you’d usually have at least:

  • a 2:2 (second-class) degree
  • or relevant experience that supports this level of study.

Apply for this course

Start date
9 November 2020
Cost
£1,665