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Advanced Change Management (ISYS90089)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90089
Term 3 - Online
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This subject focuses on the development and implementation of information systems as both a catalyst for, and a response to, organisational change. In this subject, the interrelationship between information systems and organisational change is examined from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Several change management theories and models are investigated in depth with an analysis of their applicability, benefits, risks and impacts.

This subject supports course-level objectives by allowing students to develop analytical skills to understand the complexity of real-world work in organisations. It promotes innovative thinking around the deployment of existing and emerging information technologies. The subject contributes to the development of independent critical inquiry, analysis and reflection.


This subject focuses on providing foundation understanding for the information systems (IS) professional to understand and manage the impact of change from an IS project perspective. The interrelationship between IS and organisational change is examined from both the theoretical and practical perspectives and looks at the implications of change for the organisation, the individual and work groups.

Topics discussed include: the need for effective change management, the relationship between IS and change, the adoption of technology, how to build successful project teams, various personality assessment models, the change management process and strategy.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of the reciprocal relationship between IS and organisational change in in management practice
  2. Have developed and applied skills in critical thinking and systems analysis to identify, evaluate and/or communicate strategic and operational issues suited to the application of Change Management concepts and theories to real-world practice
  3. Have developed and applied skills related to business communication, interpersonal, and team skills suited to the application of Change Management concepts and theories to real-world practice
  4. Can demonstrate an understanding of professional codes of conduct and ethical standards as they apply to Change Management in business practice
  5. Independently research and argue disparate beliefs/theories of change management.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Analytical and interpretative skills, in diagnosing organisational issues
  • High-level analytical skills, through application of organisational change theory in a practical context
  • Problem solving skills using change management models
  • Team-work, through working on a group project
  • Report-writing skills; and
  • Presentation skills

Last updated: 11 January 2018