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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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NORDIG6 Organisational Changes and Change Management 10 ECTS
Organised by
Nordic MP in Innovative Governance and Public Management
Person in charge
Dag Ingvar Jacobsen
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

- understand different perspectives on organizational change, and how these perspectives relate to planned change
- analyze and understand the basic aspects of organizational change; driving forces, content and magnitude, context and process
- handle the basic strategies of change, and knowing under what contingencies they will work
- understand the role of leadership in planned change processes, both possibilities and limitations
- critically assess the possibility of planned change in different contexts.


The course will give an introduction to different perspectives and metaphores connected to organisational change. The main focus will be on change as a planned and managed process. Furthermore, there will be a discussion on the driving forces of change and how these ¿ and their interpretations ¿ may create different change processes. Next step is to define different types of change, where changes are differentiated according to the following dimensions: content (structure vs culture), scope (evolution vs punctuation), time perspective, degree of resistance and organisational context (environments and type of organisation). The last part of the course will discuss different change strategies and their contingencies. This part of the course will also debate the role of leadership in planned change, as well as the role of perceived justice in change processes.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Combination of lectures, seminars, group work and presentation of group work.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Evaluation Course evaluation is carried out as a midterm evaluation in accordance with standard procedure in the quality assurance system, chapter 2.1.1., unless other information is given in the beginning of the semester. Assessment methods and criteria 5 hours written individual exam.

Study materials


For updated list see here.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Management
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Management