Courses & Units

Organisational Change and Development BMA314

Hobart, Launceston


This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to prepare students for understanding the diagnosis, design and implementation process of change at group and organization-wide levels. The need to manage change is recognised as a critical success factor for organisations. This unit provides students with the change management and development theory and practical skills required so that organisations can better meet the challenges posed by global, cultural and technological forces for change and corporate social responsibility. Students are introduced to various concepts, methodologies and tools in organisational change and development, including diagnostic techniques such as in-depth interviewing.


Unit name Organisational Change and Development
Unit code BMA314
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr A K M Shahidullah

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Accelerated Study Period 2 25/5/2020 12/6/2020 9/7/2020 22/8/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

LO1discuss and critically evaluate change management theories, concepts and processes.
LO2conduct an organisation assessment using action research techniques.
LO3analyse and evaluate the implications of change on organisations and individuals.
LO4communicate evidence-based arguments supported by change management theories, concepts and processes.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090799

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BMA121 & BAA111 OR BAA217 OR BMA219 OR BMA247


Teaching Pattern

Hobart: 1 x 3 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.

Launceston: Intensive workshops. Please check the unit outline for details.


Report (30%), Presentation (20%), Critique (15%), Case study (35%).

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Hayes, J 2014, The Theory and Practice of Change Management, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan.


In addition to the texts/software recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. In particular, you are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:

  • Academy of Management Executive Academy of Management Journal
  • Academy of Management Review Administration and Society Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Annual Review of Psychology
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
  • Australian Journal of Management
  • Australian Journal of Psychology
  • Australian Psychologist
  • British Journal of Management Group and Organization Management
  • Human Resource Management Journal
  • International Journal of Strategic Change Management
  • Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Journal of Change Management
  • Journal of Leadership and Organizational Change Studies
  • Journal of Management
  • Journal of Management and Organization
  • Journal of Management Development
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  • Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change
  • Journal of Organizational Behaviour
  • Journal of Organizational Change Management Leadership and Organization Development
  • Journal Organization Development Journal

(Please note the differing spellings of ‘behaviour’ and ‘organisation’)

Booktopia textbook links

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