MGMT301-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Leading Change and Innovation

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course gives a systematic overview of the theories, frameworks and tools for leading innovation and change in organisations.

This course focuses on change that organizations go through. We focus on micro, meso and macro aspects of change. The course focusses on applying fundamental philosophical underpinnings of change management to real case study. During this course, students will be working with ZURU Company to develop solutions for one of the three challenges that the company set up.

Please note: An Erskine Fellow is co-teaching the course in 2023 and therefore the content and delivery will differ from the course description. In 2023, students will not be working with ZURU but rather be working on exercises, simulations, and case studies to apply change management principles to everyday life.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT301 is:
Class sessions (lectures) 24
Individual reading 48
Group Assignment 30
Test preparation 30
Class session preparation 18
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and critically examine key concepts and theories in change management.
  • Analyse and synthesise the factors that impact change within organizations globally.
  • Critically apply the appropriate theory or concepts to a given change management challenge.
  • Recommend appropriate change strategies based on an appropriate application of theory, or concept to a change management challenge.
  • Demonstrate team problem-solving and professional presentation skills on change management issues.
  • Write a clear, well-structured, professional analysis on change management challenge in an organisation.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.




Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT301 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.
UC Timetable

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sarah Wright

Lecturer Catherine Loughlin Visiting Erskine Fellow


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reading Group Performance 10% Weeks 2-6
Group Presentation 31 Mar 2023 30% Group Presentation
Test 02 Jun 2023 50% Test (23 June to be confirmed)
Reflection 02 Jun 2023 10% Reflection

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

HODGES, DR JULIE; MANAGING AND LEADING PEOPLE THROUGH ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE : the theory and practice of sustaining... change through people ; KOGAN PAGE, 2021.

Smith, Richard; The effective change manager's handbook : essential guidance to the change management body of knowledge ; Kogan Page, 2015.

The assigned readings for each week are availalbe on LEARN
There are also several books available in the library that will be useful for your course assessments.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism .

All MGMT301 Occurrences

  • MGMT301-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023